The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is a book by Charlie Mackesy about a boy who learns some important truths and life lessons from his conversations with a few unique animals.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Book Summary
A boy meets a mole. The boy is a little lonely and the mole wants cake. They have a nice conversation about the kindness and the simplicity of life. They meet a fox. The fox is hurt and angry and in a trap. The mole doesn’t feel threatened. He frees the fox and later the fox saves the mole from drowning. The three of them encounter a great horse. He carries them on an adventure, and they are not afraid. He is gentle and kind, but holding back from becoming who he really is. The four companions have heartfelt conversations about life and build a beautiful friendship.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Book Reflection Questions
I have found one of the best ways to read this book both as an adult and with my kids is to pick individual pages and reflect on how it speaks to us today.
Pick one of your favorite pages or select one randomly by flipping through the book. Then ask:
- What message is the author trying to get across?
- Was this something you needed to hear today? Why or why not?
- Who would benefit the most from hearing this message?
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Worksheet
Use this worksheet to select a page from The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse and reflect on its meaning for us today.
Download and print a copy of the worksheet here: