Mr. Mo is a builder who wants the houses in his town to be more fun and vibrant. He eventually builds his own and the people in the town come to visit and appreciate his art. I like the idea of being different and embracing your own personality and interests.
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC. All thoughts are my own.
A colorful little book with a powerful message. Being unique and creative sometimes takes a bit of planning, teamwork, and acceptance from others. We all benefit from helping each other and sharing our skills and ideas. A great little read aloud for kids 5 and up with opportunities to count, name colors, and find different animals.
All of the houses in the village are grey and boring. Mr. Mo wishes s0mebody would ask him to paint a house a bright color but nobody does. Soon, Mr. Mo and Ella build a wall to hide the surprise they are making. This is a good story about making a change when you want one. The writing is good. The illustrations and colors are boring, though. Dull red, yellow and blue. When talking about bring colors, shouldn't the illustrations be that way?
As an owner of a VERY colorful home, this book was SO MUCH FUN. I loved all of the different animals as well!
Mr. Mo neighbors have the same color house. He wants change. His neighbors do not. With the spirit of not giving up and wanting others to see color, he puts his ideals on a wall. You and your young reader can be inspired about change and being an agent of change.
A special thank you to Clavis Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
Ella the Rhino’s dad is a builder responsible for building most of the houses in their village. However, he holds out hope one day she can build the kind of house she wants – one with crazy colors all over the place. It makes him sad that no one ever requests a beautiful, colorful house. One day, Mr. Mo decides to go ahead and just build his special, beautiful colorful home. The children are immediately attracted to the project, and begin to help in every way they can. Eventually, the adults see the project, and are stunned at this beautiful, bright building. They are proud of their children for helping Mr. Mo build this special project. In the end, the adults who always opted for boring, gray homes, realize that their homes are quite dull, and they all begin to spice up their own homes with bright colors. This one reminds us that sometimes something different or unique is the most beautiful thing of all, as well as the fact that sometimes adults, not just children, can be sad. Overall this one is precious and will have your kiddos racing to see what they can color, build, and draw.
I read this with my 5 almost 6 year old. It didn't really grab his attention though it was enjoyable and easy to read for me. The art style was not my favorite.
The Wall of Mr. Wo is a children's book about daring to be bold, colorful and original, about letting your creativity speak for itself and your true personality shine through.
If the message is noteworthy, the illustrations lacked some magic and character. They were too plain, which is a bit ironic. Feels like a missed opportunity on that front.
Mr. Mo builds houses and he wants to build colorful, amazing houses. The problem is the townspeople only want plain houses. The children want to build colorful, amazing houses with Mr. Moo. Can the town accept Mr. Moo's designs?
This cute childrens book teaches you to do what you believe in. The town didn't like Mr. Moo's designs but Mr. Moo loved them and decided to build anyway. I loved the pictures and how well they fit the story. This is a great book for elementary kids.
The Wall of Mr.Mo is a wonderful story full of imagination. The images have so many details, I enjoyed taking the time to really appreciate the small details.
The story reminded me of growing up in a neighborhood of brown houses. I remember thinking (and still do) thinking how dull it was.
Mr.Mo wanted to bring joy and imagination to the village sadly the adults didn't get it. Of course the children did and Mr.Mo let them explode that side of themselves .
Wonderful book that could easily be combined to a art lesson.
Thank you, Clavis Publishing, for the advance reading copy.
I find the story quite cute and the character quite focused on his duty to build special houses.
I find the colours appealing however I find the illustrations a bit dull considering the book is for kids.
The illustration style in this book was very unique and I really enjoyed looking at all the details in the pictures. The text on each page was a reasonable length and the story was sweet for kids who like to colour outside the lines.
*Note: The English version, The Wall of Mr. Mo, has not yet been added to the Goodreads data base.
Mr. Mo is an architect and builder. He's built most of the houses in the village . . . nearly all of them the same - drab and gray and boring. BUT, he longs to let his creative juices flow and build a magical palace with bright colors and soaring towers. One day, he builds a wall, and with a little help from some little friends, he begins work on his masterpiece.
This was an interesting read about creativity and letting your imagination out to play. The illustrations by Connie Snoek are fun and unusual, and I LOVE that Mr. Mo and his daughter are rhinos!
Mr. Mo is the town builder, but he never gets a chance to be creative in his work. Day after day, the people of the town want the same boring gray design. His daughter Ella begins to notice that her dad has not been his usual cheerful self, and one day she comes home from school to see that her dad has erected a large colorful wall around their home. Bit by bit, the new house comes together, brightly colored and full of fun designs. Towers and arches, and shapes of all sizes. With the help of all of the town’s children, who paint with their hearts, Mr. Mo completes his masterpiece. Will the adults in town like this new design?
Whimsically illustrated, and well written. This is great book for younger grade school readers.
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Clavis Publishing Inc. for the opportunity to read and review this title.
In this sweet story about how good things can be with different colors, Mr. Mo and his daughter work together to build a place that's colorful and different than all of the other houses. Along the way they inspire everyone that maybe it's okay if their houses look different too.
I love the vibrant pictures and theme of wanting beautiful things to look out throughout town. The concept of this book is fun but the actual writing is fairly lackluster. I struggled to get through the beginning because the thoughts seemed incomplete. It’s pages are pretty to look at and I think kids will enjoy the idea of creating something beautiful.
This one was different. It's a good look into communities and how we can affect others in our community. It has lovely illustrations and art throughout the story. An interesting read.
Thanks NetGalley for this ARC!
Same is boring, different is cool!
Mr Mo is slowly getting depressed as his clients all want the same boring grey houses in the village. He would rather build houses of various shapes and colours but no one is interested. Until one day he starts building something behind a big wall, together with his daughter. They have fun building and painting, and soon everyone wants to know what they are working on.
It's an interesting story and the message can be interpreted in many ways - a good source of discussion with your kid. The illustrations are extraordinary. Simple, colourful, creative, unusual.
Thank you NetGalley and Clavis Publishing for an Advance Review Copy of the English edition.
Mr Mo is a builder in a dull town building dull homes. One day, he's sick of it, builds a wall, then builds the house of his dreams. The town is in awe and follows suit
This is a review of the English translation. The original is in Dutch, but I can't find who to credit for the translation.
Mr. Mo is an architect/builder who delights in color and special designs. But all the adults want are boring gray houses that look alike. Then he gets an idea and his little one (and all the children) helps with it. Super!
The illustrations by Connie Snoek are delightful, colorful, vibrant, imaginative, and FUN!
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age.
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Clavis Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!