The Hole Story by Paul Bright

The Hole Story

Written by Paul Bright
Illustrated by Bruce Ingman

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April 2016 Book of the Month Holes generally get a bad press – after all they’re the last thing you want to find in a sock, pair of knickers, bag, bucket or boat! Perhaps this delightful book will win them some friends. Hamish and Hermione Hole need a new home when their bit of Swiss cheese is eaten – but where will they be welcome? Set in a royal palace there’s a fairy tale air to this and Bruce Ingman’s illustrations have a child-like simplicity that emphasises the fable feel. Hamish and Hermione are finger-paint blobs with two eyes, a mouth, stick legs and arms, but hugely expressive, dashing from scene to scene and, memorably, chatting on a wooden bench. Stylish fun! ~ Andrea Reece


The Hole Story by Paul Bright

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.


Stylish fun! -- Andrea Reece Lovereading4Kids, April 2016 Book of the Month 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 A terrific book Early Years Educator Brilliantly bonkers Red Reading Hub

About the Author

Paul Bright

Paul Bright started writing stories for his own children when they were young and kept on writing even when they left home! He is originally from Hertfordshire but has lived in Switzerland, Holland and Spain working as a plastics engineer. He mainly writes picture books but has also had more than 60 poems published in various anthologies. He is now living back in Kent and spending a lot more time writing.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th April 2016




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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