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Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles: A story about war and peace

Steve Antony

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture storybooks, Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's /

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A brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace from the hottest talent around.

A brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace, from the creator of the much-loved Mr Panda series.

The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war. No one can remember why, but they fight and fight... Until one day, a little red rectangle decides to speak up. Can lizards and rectangles find a way to overcome their differences and live peacefully together?

Accessible for even the youngest readers, this is the perfect book to start conversations about learning to get along with each other.

Steve Antony is the winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's First Book Prize. He's been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

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Praise for Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles: A story about war and peace

  • A visually entertaining story of war and peace. - Kirkus Review

  • ... acknowledges and celebrates difference, rather than trying to ignore or gloss over it. - Publishers Weekly

  • Praise for The Queen's Hat - :

  • Hard to beat. - The Times

  • A certain future classic! - LiteraryLoves

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Steve Antony

Since his 2014 debut, multi award-winning author-illustrator Steve Antony has so far written and illustrated 18 picture books and sold over one million copies worldwide, and 7 of his titles have been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

His Mr Panda series has sold over 700,000 copies worldwide and was recently optioned for TV by Magic Light Pictures. His highly acclaimed The Queen's Hat (the first instalment of the Queen Collection) was adapted into a musical concert by the London Symphony Orchestra and won the Evening Standard's Oscars Book Prize. His Queen's Hat inspired Shaun the Sheep statue raised 15,000 for the Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity.

He plays an active role in his local community as Patron to Swindon Libraries Children's Services and recently designed their library card. He is an Ambassador for The National Literacy Trust , an active supporter of Beanstalk and a vocal advocate for more incidental inclusiveness in children's literature, having written several articles on the subject. Through his art, Steve has helped raise thousands for various UK charities including My AFK, BookTrust, Willow Foundation and Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity.

Steve's studied at Anglia Ruskin University after taking voluntary redundancy from a Swindon call centre. Steve was part-raised in New Mexico and now lives in Swindon UK with his husband and cat.

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