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Saturday 7 July 2018

Review: The Hole

Down a winding pathway,
‘bout halfway through the woods,
sat a weary traveller
with a basket full of goods.

One day Squirrel heads off to visit a friend. But along the way, she discovers a hole. A very deep hole. A very deep, dark hole.

Curious, she peers down into the blackness, and…

Falls in! 

So Squirrel hung there nervously,
hoping not to wake the beast
that surely lived down deep below,
just waiting for a feast. 

Help soon arrives from Ostrich, but it isn’t long before he, too, takes a curious peek inside the deep, dark hole, and…

Gets tangled up with Squirrel!

The Hole is a hilarious story about not judging others before you even find out what they are. 

The suspense and mystery weaved throughout grips the reader and makes kids frantic to turn the page and find out what happens next. The flowing rhyme is perfection in its delivery, making this book so much fun to read aloud, especially to large groups. 

In earthy, vivid tones, the illustrations are beautifully addictive, and the clever hole that forms part of the cover brings a special something to this wonderful picture book.

Scriiiitch scraaaatch snuffle snuffle!

So what exactly is the monster down the deep, dark hole? You’ll need to grab yourself a copy of this fun and funny picture book to find out!

Title: The Hole
Author: Kerry brown
Illustrator: Lucia Masciullo
Publisher: ABC Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 23 April 2018
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780733335235
For ages: 3 - 8 
Type: Picture Book