Vasanti Unka Stripes! No, Spots! Puffin
Vasanti Unka’s new picture book is scrumptious in every way.
Vasanti illustrated one of my favourite books by Kyle Mewburn: Hill & Hole.
She has won lots of prizes. The Boring Book was the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year in 2014. Outstanding. It is the least boring book in the universe. I adored it!
Vansanti’s new book is EYE catching with a big, bold, beautiful cover.
It is the story of Tiger and Leopard who have a giant squabble over spots and stripes.
This leads to war which leads to a ceasefire.
What happens next is INGENIOUS!
(shshshsh … you need to read it to find out )
I love the simple language that makes the story pop and twist.
I love the illustrations that sing and shimmy, especially the faces of Tiger and Leopard. Such personality.
I love the pages that open out to double page spreads.
I love the way you can find the ending hiding in the beginning.
I love the creative solution to a SQUABBLE.
Marvelous. I highly recommend this picture book.