Review: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, by Charlie Mackesy

OK, I’ll confess: I don’t get it. The illustrations are lovely. The message is nice. It might work as children’s book, but for adults? I’m not so sure. And yet the book is mega best-seller and people seem to love it.

There is no real story here, just a series of Hallmark-style aphorisms about how important it is to love and be loved, to be kind, etc. Everyone is special. We should all be nice. And that’s about it. I wouldn’t recommend this book to an adult.