The Hole in the Middle (Hardcover)

By Paul Budnitz, Aya Kakeda (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423137610, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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About the Author

Paul Budnitz is the founder and president of the company Kidrobot, where he designs toys, fashion apparel, and cartoons. He is also a filmmaker, photographer, and computer programmer. His inspiration for The Hole in the Middle came one day when he was sitting very still and noticed that his middle was empty. This is his first book for children. He and his family live in Boulder, Colorado.

Aya Kakeda is a fine artist and illustrator who has shown her work in galleries in New York, Hollywood, and Tokyo. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and many other publications. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is her picture book debut.