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A portrait of a close friendship

Rabbit and Hedgehog

Nils Pieters & Paul Verrept

Rabbit and Hedgehog are sworn friends who always go back to each other after an argument. In ‘There’s No End At the End’, they ponder life, their friendship and the meaning of ‘later’. Although they often disagree and cannot always understand what the other is talking about, that does not stop them from trying. They are sometimes scared, sometimes cheerful, sometimes insecure, sometimes pompous and always a little bit crazy. But always together, if at all possible.

Pieters invests Rabbit and Hedgehog with both a heart and a soul.
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In ‘We Know the Way like the Palm of Our Hands’, the second volume in the series, Verrept and Pieters continue with their usual zest. We learn more about the characters of Rabbit and Hedgehog, and even though they are very different and friendship is sometimes far from easy, they always find a way to have a good time together. These are twelve short stories about life, about trust and misunderstandings, about walking, quarrelling and roaring with laughter.

Pieters knows how to evoke the emotions that smoulder below the surface.

In the tradition of Arnold Lobel’s ‘Frog and Toad’ and Toon Tellegen’s animal fables, Paul Verrept and Nils Pieters have created two characters to cherish. With bright colours and his distinctive free-flowing style, Pieters brings the duo to life, and manages to give them highly individual personalities. Verrept never says any more than is necessary, which for this moving collection is precisely enough.

Cover 'We Know the Way like the Palm of Our Hands’
Cover 'We Know the Way like the Palm of Our Hands’