Monday, 9 November 2015

"Green Lizards Vs Red Rectangles - What are we fighting For?" by Steve Antony (Hodder Children's Books)

War? What is it good for? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) Alright, enough of the cheesy pop quotes let's dig into Steve Antony's latest story with two distinctly different contrasting factions.

The green lizards are small, squishy and travel together in huge numbers. For what seems like an eternity they have lived at constant war with the Red Rectangles, stark, angular and pointy-cornered.

No one can quite remember how the war started, but the two sides cannot live harmoniously until one fateful day when the smallest green lizard asks a very important question.

"What are we fighting for? Why can't we live in peace?"

An understanding is reached and as the book comes to its gentle conclusion you'll see what can happen when one lone voice of reason becomes many, and two sides finally work together to achieve understanding and peace.

Steve's trademark uber-detailed artwork (with some absolutely brilliant little expressions on the green lizards' faces) comes into play as the book's stark contrasts prove hugely appealing to young eyes, while imparting a fantastic, positive and important message.

Charlotte's favourite bit: Green Lizards and Red Rectangles living in harmony in a cool red des res!

Daddy's favourite bit: A subtly delivered yet powerful message in the story, delivered with glorious detailed spreads that will make tiny teenies little eyes pop out! Fantastic!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Hodder Children's Books)

"Green Lizards and Red Rectangles"

Written and Illustrated by Steve Antony

Published by Hodder Children's Books

Publication Date: 5th November 2015