This is the picture book that affirms the nature of children as an unknown quantity that involves a number of potentials.
- Book Intro
Hedgehog X, running bravely!
Hedgehog X is a picture book filled with vitality that tells the essence of growth with an interesting setting, the firm narrative, and subtle and tender illustrations. In the city of hedgehogs shut off from the outside risks, citizens live by placing a high value on etiquette and order. Everything pointy is strictly forbidden, but our hero likes sharp thorns. Even if he has to take a lesson on ‘how to groom the thorns following etiquette’ because he fails to follow the school regulation on thorn management or gets punished to clean the library for making friends frightened during recess, he exclaims, “Huzzah! I’m so cool.” And he weaves his way through the desks.
Hedgehog X supports children to meet their future self without fear. It well depicts the hardships that a child must go through to grow into himself or herself and the marvelous moment he or she encounters this feeling.
- About the Author
(English) Noh Inkyoung studied Visual Design in Hongik University and Fine Arts in Italy. Books that are written and drawn by Noh Inkyoung include Mr. Bear’s Chair, X, the Hedgehog, The Breath, and I Am a Bag. Noh was selected as the Illustrator of the Year in Bologna Children's Book Fair with her work in The Book Cleaner, Soso in 2012. In 2013, Noh won the BIB Golden Apple Award and the Petits Momes Award in Switzerland with her illustrations in Mr. Elephant and 100 Drops of Water. Hedgehog X won the White Raven in 2015, and Mr. Bear’s Chair won the One Book, One Library of Seoul in 2018. Noh's other illustrations include I Love You No, Dumb Letter!, Great Day for a Picnic, and Sorry Cat!