Tuesday, December 29, 2015


pic and description taken from Goodreads


The Green Lizards wanted to defeat the Red Rectangles.
The Red Rectangles wanted to defeat the Green Lizards.
They were at war!
Eventually they realized,
Enough Is Enough!
They stopped fighting, and by working together the Green Lizards and the Red Rectangles found a way to live peacefully.

Who will win, the green lizards or the red rectangles? Young readers will understand the value of living in friendship and peace. In the end, it's not about who wins but rather working together and having fun!


This was such a cute books about cooperation, and friendship. 

The green lizards want to defeat the red rectangles and get rid of them.  The red rectangles want to do the same to the green lizards.

When both sides realize they are not getting anywhere fighting with each other, they decide to compromise and work together.  Then it makes fun for everyone.  

This has such a great moral to the story.  Such a fun way to teach kids how to work together, and get along with everyone.  

I need to have grand kids soon....I need a reason to buy all the children's books I want.  hehehe.

Source:  I read this book while at Barnes & Noble.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.





Steve Antony
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Steve Antony is a writer and illustrator based in the UK. His current titles include, 'The Queen's Hat', 'Betty Goes Bananas' and 'Please, Mr. Panda'.

His bestselling UK debut, 'The Queen's Hat', published in May 2014 to critical acclaim. It was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

The New York Times wrote that 'Betty Goes Bananas' "speaks to the foot-stamping toddler in all of us." and 'Please, Mr. Panda' has "a deceptively simple premise with surprise and visual interest."

'Please, Mr. Panda', was The Times Children's Book of the Week and Barnes & Noble's Picture Book of the Month. On Jan 10th, 'Please, Mr. Panda' was read in every Barnes & Noble store in the States as part of their first nationwide Storytime event. School Library Journal calls it "A fun story time selection and a solid option for parents or teachers."

Born in England and raised in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Steve was the 'British kid that liked to draw'. Upon his family's return to the UK, at age 16, he was too young to have graduated from high school and too old to take his GCSE's. However, his artwork and US grades secured him a spot at art college in Cirencester. He went on to study art at Swindon College and graduated with a HND in Illustration. Steve worked in a call centre for nine years while pursuing creative career opportunities. After being made redundant in 2010, Steve took a 'leap of faith' by applying for a place on the Masters Degree in Children's Book Illustration course in Cambridge. He graduated in 2013. Shortly afterwards, he signed his first book contract.

More information about Steve and his books, including lesson tips and activity sheets, can be found on his website: www.steveantony.com.