Monday, October 30, 2017

The Hole Story

The Hole Story. Paul Bright. Illustrated by Bruce Ingman. 2016. 32 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: In a land of strange happenings, far, far away, lived two holes, Hamish and Hermione. Their home was a chunk of Swiss cheese, on a plate, in the kitchen, in the royal palace. One day, a family of mice came along and ate all the cheese. The cook chased the mice away, but now the two holes had nowhere to live.

Premise/plot: Hamish and Hermione are looking for a new place to live. These holes have some rough times ahead of them. Because NO ONE wants these two holes around. Places they try to move include: the king's sock, the queen's knickers, the princess's bicycle tire, the prince's row boat. Will these two EVER find a place to live?

My thoughts: Love odd books? You should really pick up The Hole Story. Readers meet a King and Queen and their family, but the ones that really steal the show, are two little holes. For the right reader, I think this one will be pure delight. But not every reader will be the right reader. Alas, this is the case with every book. It is unique, you have to give it that. How many other books about holes do you know?

Text: 3 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 6 out of 10

© 2017 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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