Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles
A story about war and peace
By Steve Antony
From the bestselling author of The Queen's Hat and Please Mr Panda comes a brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace.
A brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace from the bestselling author of The Queen's Hat and Please Mr Panda.
The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war. But why? They fight and fight and fight - can they find a way to live peacefully side by side despite their differences?
The perfect platform to start conversations about the futility of war, this brave and brilliant story is visually stunning and full of clever details to pour over.
Steve Antony is the winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.
'A visually entertaining story of war and peace.' - Kirkus Review
Steve Antony is an award winning, bestselling children's book writer and illustrator based in Swindon in the UK. His 2014 debut, The Queen's Hat, won the Oscar's First Book Prize, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for a clutch of awards, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Steve's other books include Please Mr Panda, which was a London Times Pick of the Week, a Barnes & Noble Book of the Month and was simultaneously read in 645 Barnes & Noble stores across the States on Jan 10th 2015. Steve's Shaun the Sheep sculpture based on The Queen's Hat recently raised £15,000 for the Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity.
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05 Nov 2015
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Hodder Children's Books
A visually entertaining story of war and peace — Kirkus
A unique picture book with a thought-provoking message — School Library Journal
Steve Antony has taken a serious and sombre subject and made it into a picture book which handles the concept of war with sensitivity and compassion. — Parents In Touch
Playful and bold as its treatment is, this book offers an easy, safe means to talk about the idea of war — The Guardian
A[n] effective story introducing young children to the concept of war — Nursery World
What an amazingly original book, a triumph of the imagination and creatvity — School Librarian