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Hilda and the Runaway Baby

Written by Daisy Hirst

Illustrated by Daisy Hirst

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Hilda and the Runaway Baby Review

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

An unusual gem of a book, this is a delightfully imaginative story about a special friendship between a pig and a baby that is full of charm and humour. Hilda the pig lives in a nice home in a field. She has everything that she needs, nobody bothers her and she is always exactly where she expects to be. The runaway baby is the exact opposite. He is never where he is expected to be – although he does usually turn up safely! Luckily, when things get a little out of control one time, Hilda is on hand to rescue the baby and the two become inseparable. ~ Julia Eccleshare


Hilda and the Runaway Baby Synopsis

In her truly authentic and original voice, Daisy Hirst, creator of Alphonse, That Is Not OK To Do! introduces two loveable new characters to the picture book world: Hilda and the Runaway Baby.

Hilda the pot-bellied pig lives at the foot of a hill. Life is uneventful and she is always where she expects herself to be. At the top of the hill lives a mischievous baby who is never ever where people expect him to be ...which is why he is known as the Runaway Baby. But on a high-speed escapade in a pram, the Runaway Baby and Hilda's worlds collide ...and an unlikely friendship begins.

Hilda and the Runaway Baby Press Reviews

Daisy Hurst goes from strength to strength. Her wonderfully whimsical illustrations bring sheer delight at every turn of the page and she has such a talent for delivering marvellously maverick and memorable tales. Red Reading Hub

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406378313
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406363319
Publication date: 02/02/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406363319
Publication date: 2nd February 2017
Author: Daisy Hirst
Illustrator: Daisy Hirst
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About Daisy Hirst

Daisy Hirst studied English and Creative Writing at Warwick University and Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art before becoming an author and illustrator.  She won  the Lara Jones award in the Macmillan Prize for The Runaway Baby and her debut picture book, The Girl With the Parrott on Her Head, was selected as The Times' children's book of the week.  Her second book, Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!, has been translated into nine different languages worldwide.  Daisy lives Worcester.  

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