How Rude!

By Sarah Arnold

A highly original and funny story about bad behaviour, forgiveness and sharing.

What has Mole got in that big brown box?
The others are longing to know, but Mole says:
How rude!

A fresh and funny story about sharing, friendship – and good manners.




Age 4+





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"A thoroughly enjoyable story full of expositions and some fun onomatopoeic sounds for listeners to join in with, lively endearing characters both animal and human, and lots to ponder on and discuss about kindness, forgiving, sharing and getting on together: all in all a super book for class, group or individual sharing."

Red Reading Hub


"A useful book to have on hand in the class library when issues of sharing and friendship arise. As each character imagines what is inside Mole’s box, there are rich opportunities to discuss children’s own predictions as well as their opinions about Mole’s actions. A valuable book suited to the infant years but that could be used in any primary school classroom."

Just Imagine


"A picture book about bad behaviour that delivers a subtle lesson in politeness."


Sarah Arnold

Author and Illustrator

Sarah Arnold is a London-based illustrator who studied fine art at Goldsmith's College followed by an MA in Illustration at Brighton College of Art. She now illustrates children's and educational books, greetings cards and book covers. Her previous books include I Told You So and Ugh! Eggs! for Child's Play.


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