The Lizard's Tail

The Lizard's Tail

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Scqealichtitz! And there went the little lizard's tail with a chop and a slice! Poor little lizard . . . he now needs a new tail. Join him as he goes about looking for a new tail, only to finally discover a lizard home-truth. Brilliant palette-knife art by German illustrator Christine Kastl elevates the experience of this heartwarming story by Shobha Viswanath.

This book was listed in "100 Children's Books We Love," a compilation of the best children's books from India. It is also now widely translated and distributed in France, Belgium, the Reunion Islands, and Korea.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 28 pages
  • 198.12 x 223.52 x 5.08mm | 68.04g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • fully illustrated
  • 8181901509
  • 9788181901507
  • 1,052,568

Review quote

"Geckos are neither so common nor so freighted with superstition in North America as they are in parts of Asia, but they are familiar and pleasing enough to make this an ideal choice for sharing with preschoolers." - Kirkus "German illustrator Kastl creates a vibrant village setting, with strong strokes of a palette knife giving the scenes a rich impasto texture; her stylized illustrations also play with the animals' proportions, always putting their distinctive tails front and center. Viswanath's prose moves forward at a steady clip, focusing more on telling an entertaining story than on subtle underlying themes of patience and being content with what one has." - Publishers Weekly "The bright green lizards stand out against rich tones of yellow, orange, blue, and brown; flat-walled squared and rounded houses, sparsely leaved trees, and dirt road offer a hint of the Indian village setting. The paint, applied with a palette knife, has a lovely blended and textured appearance." - School Library Journal
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About Shobha Viswanath

Shobha Viswanath: Publishing Director and co-founder of Karadi Tales Company, Shobha Viswanath is passionate about picture books. With two Masters degrees - one in English Literature from the University of Bombay and one in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University - she has a wealth of teaching experience.
Christine Kastl: Christine Kastl grew up in Germany. She studied art and design North Germany and illustration in Strasbourg (France) at the ESAD (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs). In 2007, she was awarded the Kunstförderpreis Friedrichshafen, a prestigious art award.
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11 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 45% (5)
4 18% (2)
3 27% (3)
2 9% (1)
1 0% (0)
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