Charlie Mackesy is a well-known British artist and illustrator, however he is best known for his most popular book: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. 


It’s an amazing piece of children’s literature, with beautifully drawn illustrations. It captures such a large variety of emotions in a surprisingly short amount of words. It’s easy to understand the moral behind it- that being and feeling at home doesn’t simply mean physically going to a house or any place for that matter, but rather being surrounded by people who love you and who you love in return.


The book itself is a simple, fun and easy read. The book is a beautiful hardcover that is only 128 pages long, these pages consist of well drawn characters and short, simple yet effective messages. 


This book is gentle and promotes many positive messages, such as love, trust, self-esteem and kindness. One of the many amazing quotes from The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is “Don’t measure how valuable you are by the way you are treated.” This line is said by the horse, who is a large, yet gentle creature, and whilst he’s wise and knows the storm will pass he still faces his own insecurities and struggles. 


Another line from this book is “Isn’t it odd. We can only see our outside, but almost everything happens on the inside.” In only 16 words the author sends out a message teaching the readers of compassion and understanding. 


Overall, this book is perfect for anyone, (as said in the book) from the ages of 8 to 80, or any other age. It’s simple, and understandable yet deep and meaningful . In other words, this book shows us that it’s okay to be human (or mole/horse/fox for that matter)