WINNER of the 2022 Klaus Flugge Prize - Celebrating outstanding newcomers to picture book illustration.
Pierre and his friends decide to enter a roller skating competition and put in hours of practice, training, hair styling and costume planning. But what will happen when Pierre can't get the perfect quiff and is running late? Will he make it to the competition on time? And will he still have the confidence to skate with his friends?
"Pierre is a bear who loves hair and roller-skating. But can his moves and his quiff impress his favourite roller disco team, the Poodle Squad? The judges loved the anarchy and edge Joseph Hollis brings to his story, and his clever use of the pages and layout. Despite the absurdity, he builds a believable world, the details adding up into something real." — Klaus Flugge Prize Judging Panel
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Joseph Hollis is an award winning illustrator passionate about creating picture books.
His current focus is making children's books and lecturing at Nottingham Trent University.
V&A Student Illustrator of the Year 2018
Highly Commended in the Macmillan prize for Illustration
MA Children's Book Illustration Cambridge School of A