“Cuz I dug up the research already.”
“Mr. Mole is a scientist who reads research for fun . . .”
This is a line from the original children’s book authored by Dr. Mike Nelson, Jodie Nelson, and illustrated by the children and child-like people in their family.
Mr. Mole made his debut in 2018. And is excited
to introduce you to friends he’s made since then.
Who is Mr. Mole?
Mr. Mole character is based on Dr. Mike’s love for the acquisition and practical application of science to fitness and life. The Mr. Mole character actually is Dr. Mike because he also reads medical research for fun!
Each article Mr. Mole reads leads him into a research rabbit hole. He happily shares his geeky findings with friends like you which is why you’ll see the Mr. Mole icon will appear throughout our website. This indicates there’s more in-depth discussion to be had about that particular topic or that there are more sciencey references attached.
From the co-author, Jodie Nelson:
Mr. Mole started as a funny saying between Mike and me. He liked to turn off all the lights as it got closer to bedtime. Me? I can’t see very well in the dark. So, I always turn lights on in each room as the sun starts to go down.
I one night, as Mike left his desk from a long session of research rabbit-holing, he came around the corner squinting into my brightly lit room. I said, “Hey there, Mr. Mole. How’s it going?”
That little exchange started a funny conversation every time I would find him huddled in the dark researching at his desk as I came in to switch the lights on.
After one of these nights, one of us brought up the idea to write a children’s’ book about Mr. Mole going to bed. And then the idea got bigger. “What if we write a children’s’ book about healthy sleep habits that adults will read to their children?” The action steps would be simple enough for a child, yet probably things that many adults haven’t incorporated into their sleep and bedtime ritual. This is how Mr. Mole was born and he’s evolved so much since then. It’s going to be a wonderful book for everyone. We can’t wait to share it with you!
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WARNING: If you don’t like good science and drawings by illustrators ages 3 – 15 yrs old, this book is not for you.