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Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781444920109

Price: £11.99

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A brave and thought-provoking picture book for our times, perfect for sparking gentle conversations about war and peace for little ones, 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?

With the war in Ukraine dominating the news cycle, young children naturally have more questions and concerns about war. This book serves as the perfect platform to start conversations about the futility of war, and help explain conflict to little ones in a gentle, accessible way with visually stunning illustrations and plenty 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


A visually entertaining story of war and peace
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