CLIJ Magazine Honour List 2010
A Hedgehog’s story, the first picture book published by Asun Balzola, is a beautiful metaphor about friendship and loneliness.
This first work for which Balzola is both author and illustrator, earned the National Prize for Children’s Books and the second National Prize for Best Work of Illustration in 1978.
After his long winter’s sleep, the hedgehog comes out of its burrow and starts looking for a friend to play with. Finding one doesn’t turn out to be easy since his spines frighten everyone around him, although there is always someone to spend time with.