Four illustrated spreads of a text written by children’s author Kes Gray as part of the Hachette Carmelite prize for children’s picture book illustration (2019).
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One day Zebracadabra was polishing his wand
when some flamingos landed right beside him.
“ZEBRACADABRA!” he shouted,
waving his wand and turning them from pink to…
“Can you turn me black-and-white stripy too?”
asked a passing hippo.
“Can you turn me black-and-white stripy as well?” asked a passing alligator.
“Sure can!” said Zebracadabra, with a wave of his wand
Zebracadabra got busy with his wand.
“I AM THE BEST MAGICIAN IN THE WORLD… “ said Zebracadabra, “at turning things black-and-white stripy.
“But I’m supposed to be pink!” said a flamingo.
“I’m supposed to be blue and green,” squawked a parrot.
“I’m supposed to look like a lion, not a zebra!” roared a lion.