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.