I have always been a sucker for animals - and this started I think with animal stories in my youth - probably with stories like good Old shadow the Sheepdog, the Enid Blyton favourite. This story is about a mole who was different because he was white, and avoided by all the other animals because he was different - except by the Stoat family, and their interest was not comforting.
Then he meets another creature in a similar plight - a white blackbird, who has advise for him. He follows the advise, and in the end, with courage and persistence, he wins the day. I know these stories have a moral theme, but I don't think there is anything wrong with that - those that are a little different sometimes need to know that with courage they can win through.Barkers illustrations are evident throughout. If you click on the picture opposite you can see the details of the book for sale if you are interested in purchasing.