Not in the Mood


This touching picture book from the winner of the 2022 Klaus Flugge Prize (Pierre’s New Hair) is a beautiful exploration of emotions and the power of friendship.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2024.

ISBN: 9781849769099 Category:

Joseph Namara Hollis


Hedgehog didn’t want to play outside, he didn’t want to play dress-up, he didn’t want to go sky-diving, he even didn’t want his favourite noodles.
He was simply, Not in the Mood.

A heartwarming tale of a hedgehog who wakes up feeling sad and doesn’t know why. But with patience and understanding, his friends help him understand that it’s okay to have tough days. Through love and friendship, they show him that feelings, like the weather, can change.

This touching picture book beautifully explores emotions and the power of friendship for young readers.

Additional information

Weight 198 g
Dimensions 25.9 x 25.9 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 5 September 2024
Number of pages 32
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 25.9 x 25.9 cm
Weight 198 g


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Joseph Namara Hollis is an award-winning illustrator passionate about creating picture books. He currently lectures at Nottingham Trent University.

In 2022, Joseph won the Klaus Flugge Prize for Illustration. He was also named V&A Student Illustrator of the Year in 2018, and a Highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration.