Hilda and the Runaway Baby
A fresh, warm-hearted story of finding new friendship from Daisy Hirst, one of the most exciting new voices in children's storytelling. 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.
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 "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." LoveReading, Julia Eccleshare
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 Parrot 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 in Worcester. Find her online at www.daisyhirst.com, and on Twitter as @Deenface.