Hill & Hole
Hill and Hole were best friends. Hill likes being a hill, and Hole likes being a hole, but sometimes they wonder what it would be like to swap places. Maybe Mole and Wind can help?
One day I was digging a hole for a corner fence post. The hole was very deep, so my arm just reached the bottom. To scoop out the last few handfuls of dirt, I had to press my face against the ground and stretch down as far as I could go. It’s an unlikely place to get an idea for a story, but when I glanced sideways and saw the mound of dirt, I wondered if the hole and the pile would be friends. The idea really tickled my fancy, so I abandoned the hole and went straight to my computer to write the story. I think it’s very funny, but there’s also lots of little gems of wisdom, too… I think.
Illustrations by Vasanti Unka.
Hill & Hole won the LIANZA Russel Clarke Illustration Award and the BPANZ Best Book Design of the Year. It was also a Storylines Notable Book.
Hill and Hole has just been released in the US by the very lovely publishers Feiwel & Friends, in a stunning new edition with a new title – Hill & Hole are best friends.