Tereza Šedivá

Mole in a Black and White Hole

Krtkův černobílý svět
Krtkův černobílý svět
65. pole, 2021, 32 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult
ISBN: 9788088268383

An imaginative, charming tale about searching for beauty and light in the world around us.

When Mole looks around his underground home, all he sees is the black-and-white world of his cold, dark hole. Mole digs and digs, dreaming of finding something colourful, but day after day, he is disappointed. One day, Mole finds a radish poking through the top of his tunnel like a chandelier. They start chatting, and as Mole listens to the descriptions of life above ground, he imagines bright clothes, red roofs, vibrant green trees, pastel flowers and the blush of the sun as it sinks through the sky. The next morning, Mole is distraught to discover that his chandelier is gone, leaving a hole in its place. He crawls out of the hole and into the world above – and into a place more colourful than he ever dreamed possible.

Printed in vivid pantones and with an inventive die-cut hole in the cover, Mole in a Black and White Hole tells a charming tale about what awaits us when we seek out the light in the darkness.

The book was published simultaneously by Thames & Hudson in London.

Age: 3+

About the author:

Tereza Šedivá (1988) studied Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. After graduating in 2015 she relocated back to her home country where she works freelance. In her work she combines various printmaking techniques as well as collage, and explores the use of textures and possibilities of colour overlays. Her latest book Krtkův černobílý svět (Mole in a Black and White Hole, 2021) has been translated into five languages and the English edition of the book was shortlisted for the 2021 British Book Production and Design Awards. Apart from her work on children’s books she also runs illustration workshops, designs toys and stationery products, and cares for her two young children.

Language: Czech
Title: Krtkův černobílý svět
Publisher: 65. pole
Year: 2021
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult