By Unka, Vasanti
Tiger claims that stripes are best. Leopard insists that spots are tops. Their squabble turns into a quarrel; the quarrel becomes a battle; and, by lunchtime, the jungle is a complete mess. Monkey calls a meeting of the Jungle Council and all the animals put their heads together ...to come up with a plan. Their cunningly stylish way of resolving matters will bring out the best in everyone ...well, almost everyone. A gorgeously colourful, fabulously fashion-conscious and shrewdly funny new picture book from the award-winning author of The Boring Book. Stripes! No, Spots! will delight and entertain children ages 3 - 10 as well as grown-ups with great taste. 'Absolutely crazy!' - Bird 'More enthralling than War and Peace.' - Elephant 'An awfully messy tale.' - MonkeyRead more
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Vasanti Unka is an award-winning writer, designer and illustrator noted for the originality of her storytelling, her riotously colourful and inventive illustrations and the gorgeous design and production of her children's picture books. Vasanti is the illustrator of Hill & Hole by Kyle Mewburn, which was shortlisted for the Best Picture Book award at the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Hill & Hole won the LIANZA Russell Clark award the same year and was also the first children's book to win the Gerard Reid Award for Best Book at the PANZ Book Design Awards. The Boring Book (Puffin 2013), which Vasanti wrote, illustrated and designed, was named the 2014 New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and also took out the Best Picture Book Award category. The judges described it as 'a remarkable book that exceeds any expectations of its genre. It exhibits the highest quality of design and its presentation is thoroughly original. The story takes delightful unexpected turns that charm afresh with each reading. Small children and older readers alike will be delighted by its subversive touches and entertained by its warmth and fun.' It also won international acclaim with its inclusion in the 2014 White Ravens Catalo
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