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  • Published: 7 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448188352
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

The Hole Story

Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2017. Discover the secret lives of holes!

When Hamish and Hermione hole are chased out of the cheese where they live, they search the palace for a new place to call home. But the holes cause havoc wherever they go – no one wants holes in their knickers, bike wheel or boat! Exhausted, the pair rest in a piece of wood, only to be discovered by the palace carpenter, who knows that holes can be really useful – especially when you are making beautiful musical instruments.

  • Published: 7 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448188352
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the authors

Paul Bright

Paul originally trained as an engineer – which is rather unusual for a children's author. His work has taken him all over the world, and wherever he goes Paul has always written stories and poems. Many are now published, including Quiet! which was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award.

Bruce Ingman

Bruce Ingman was born in Liverpool. He studied for an MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art, London, and also taught at a number of art colleges. After illustrating for magazines, including British Vogue and The Sunday Times, Bruce Ingman's first book When Martha's Away was published to great critical acclaim, winning The National Art Library Award in 1996. He also won the prestigious Mother Goose Award as the most exciting British newcomer to children's books. Since then he has produced a number of highly distinctive and individual books.

Praise for The Hole Story

A good choice for budding philosophers... Bright's text deftly captures the quest for and fulfillment of true usefulness while allowing for more complex subtleties to percolate.


Stylish fun!

Andrea Reece, Lovereading4Kids, April 2016 Book of the Month

This inventive story with fairy-tale flair would be a great pick for a silly storytime.


Bruce Ingman's fluid lines and poster paint colours are the ideal accompaniment for this not-quite nonsense story that is rooted in the imagination of the child... A picture book to delight readers young and old.

Books for Keeps

A playful and imaginative story which will have your children laughing out loud!

Angels and Urchins

Playful and inventive with a quirky fairytale feel

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

This very original story builds on children's imagination and creativity through the playful text and the bright, expressive illustrations.


A terrific book

Early Years Educator

A clever and funny story about finding your place in the world

Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Brilliantly bonkers

Red Reading Hub

Funny, sweet and incredibly original

Blabbering About Books blog

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