On Sudden Hill by Linda Sarah and Benji Davies

A box is a wonderful thing. Of course, it’s useful for transporting things, but its most charming uses are when it’s a robot, house or a spaceship, really anything your imagination wants.

Birt and Etho are old friends who climb up Sudden Hill with their boxes and play many games. One day another child with his box wants to join them. He has fine box ideas too but as the saying goes ‘two’s company, three’s a crowd’ and Birt ‘feels strange’ about sharing his friend and so begins to avoid them. However, who can hold out against the allure of ‘an incredible monster creature box thing’ and eventually two friends become three and that feels good.

Exploring the universal themes of friendship, sharing and creativity, On Sudden Hill also shows you can never underestimate the potential of a box. For ages 3 and up.

Alexa Dretzke