Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles by Steve Antony

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Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award A brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace from the hottest new talent around.


Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles by Steve Antony

With a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony is the one to watch. The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war. They fight and fight and fight - can there ever be a way to live peacefully together?

A thought-provoking and visually stunning picture book about the futility of war, created by Steve Antony, winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize, 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

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

About the Author

Steve Antony is a highly talented and versatile author-illustrator. He has had a passion for storytelling from an early age, but it was the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge that really enabled him to channel this passion. Since embarking on the MA course, he has enjoyed creating picture books on a range of subjects from the Queen's hat to a war between rectangles and lizards! He aims to create picture books that are slightly 'off the wall', books that children will laugh at and adults will tweet about, but most of all, books that he enjoys.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

8th September 2016




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