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Expedition Backyard: 08/03/22

Heartstopper: Volume Two

Expedition Backyard by Rosemary Mosco and Binglin Hu (illustrator) (2022) is a graphic novel about Vole and Mole who enjoy expeditions through nature. Vole loves the adventure and meeting different creatures. Mole likes to draw the nature he experiences. One particular adventure, though, changes everything for them and soon they find themselves moved from the forest to the big city.

Over the remaining chapters Vole and Mole learn about the nature around their new home. They also make friends from the urban animals.

Vole, in his enthusiasm, doesn't always correctly recognize the creatures he sees. He'll mistake a cat for a lion. Despite that, Mosco with the delightful illustrations by Binglin Hu, include useful and interesting ways of recognizing urban animals.

Five stars

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