PICTURE BOOKS FOR AGES 6–9 YEARS
THE HOLE 'Hello, I've discovered a hole in my apartment ... it moves around ... yes ... if you could come and look at it ... bring it down to you, you say … how … hello!' The protagonist has discovered a hole and tries to find an explanation. He seeks expert advice. But not everything can be explained. Perhaps he will just have to accept that it's there.
AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR:
Hullet has simple, expressive drawings by pen and computer. The hole is punched right through the book, so it exists in real life.
‘The book looks much like a graphic novel, where each spread resembles an enlarged comic book square. With few details, attention is drawn towards simple points on each page, making the story quick to read and easy to understand for readers young and old. At the same time it raises a whole host of questions, both concrete and abstract, and invites several perusals.’
230x276 mm / 64 pages RIGHTS SOLD TO:
AUSTRALIA (Wilkins Farago) CHINA (Anhui) GERMANY (Gerstenberg) ITALY (Orecchio Acerbo) JAPAN (WORLDLIBRARY Corp) NETHERLANDS (De Harmonie) REPUBLIC OF KOREA (BomBom School) SPAIN (Barbara Fiore) SWEDEN (Daidalos) SWITZERLAND (La Joie de Lire) TURKEY (Norgunk) UNITED STATES (Enchanted Lion Books)
‘Quite simply masterful work, once again.’ HAMAR ARBEIDERBLAD
‘The text is short, but the illustrations surrounding the hole make the book dynamic. The book encourages discussions relating to the illustrations and the hole, and it can be read many times!’ FREDRIKSSTAD BLAD
‘This is a delightful play with reality and imagination. … What is brilliant about this book is the idea of the hole, which remains at the same place, but still appears to move around.’ VÅRT LAND
‘A charming and ingenious children's book that is similarly sure to charm mums and dads.’ DAGSAVISEN
Øyvind Torseter (1972–) has written and illustrated several books and won many awards – the most recent being the 2008 Bologna Ragazzi Award and the Award for The Year's Most Beautiful Book for Avstikkere.
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