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A Hole in the Wall

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Inspired by a Mark Twain fable, Hans Wilhelm presents four animal friends who have a falling out over what they each see in a hole in the wall. Looking through the hole, dog sees another dog and excitedly shares the news with his friends. One by one each friend peers into the hole and one by one each report seeing an animal identical to himself: warthog sees a warthog, lion sees a lion, elephant sees an elephant. How can this be? Someone’s not telling the truth. The four friends march angrily to the hole, peer inside, and low and behold they were all right. The hole isn’t a hole after all.

Wilhelm’s digital cartoon-style pencil illustrations show a range of expressions in the animals – curiosity, surprise, confusion, anger, determination, and happiness. Focused squarely on the animals, the illustrations contain no extraneous images that may divert attention. This abbreviated retelling of the Twain fable (included in the endnotes) is a suitable read-aloud for children age 3-6. It’s gratifying, not overtly instructive, allowing adults to explain the moral or not.

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Author:
Hans Wilhelm
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
32 pages
Publisher:
Holiday House
Publish Date:
30-Jan-2016
ISBN:
9780823435357
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Issue:
June 2016
Category:
Children's
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Publication Date

30-Jan-2016

Format

Hard

Publisher

Holiday House

Issue

June 2016

Page Count

32 pages

ASIN

0823435350

ISBN

9780823435357

Star Count

4

Book Author

Hans Wilhelm

“A Hole in the Wall”

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