Book Giveaway | Spotty the Zebra

Spotty the Zebra

We are very pleased to be giving away two copies of Peter Millett’s book ‘Spotty the Zebra’, to our GrownUps members.

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About Spotty the Zebra

A fun picture book that celebrates differences, self-acceptance and friendship.

“Just look at my patterns,” poor Spotty declared.
“The other young zebras all tease and compare.
I’m tired of being different and not fitting in.
I want to have regular, stripe-patterned skin.”

Spotty the zebra is tired of standing out in a crowd. Sick of being teased, Spotty asks a porcupine to paint her spots into stripes. Finally, she feels the same as everyone else … but finds that conformity doesn’t bring the happiness she seeks. In the desert, she meets a wise golden mole, who tells her, “You’ll only be happy when you accept you.”

Peter Millett’s Spotty is a lovable character that children will empathise with, and the book is brilliantly illustrated with the quirky art of Raymond McGrath.

This is a book that celebrates differences, self-acceptance and friendship, and it includes fascinating photos and information about some real live unique animals at the back of the book.

Peter Millett is an author living on Auckland’s North Shore. “From an early age I enjoyed playing word games with rhymes and jokes. I had my first funny verse published in the national newspaper when I was at primary school, and I’ve been creating comedic rhyming verse ever since.” Peter Millett is author of Children’s Choice Award Winner The ANZAC Puppy, ‘The Invincibles’ series, the Scholastic sing-alongs The Kiwi Go Marching One by One and Five Little Ducks Went Off to School and the #1 bestselling My Old Man, He Played Rugby.

Raymond McGrath is an award-winning animation director, illustrator, designer and writer who has been working in children’s television and advertising for more than 20 years. As well as illustrating books for other authors, such as the award-winning The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! and Susan Brocker’s true-life animal stories, he has written and illustrated several books himself, including That’s What Dragons Do! and the highly acclaimed ‘Big Little Blue’ junior graphic novel series. Raymond lives in rural Auckland with his wife and four children, some cats and a dog.


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    1. You must be a GrownUps member and receive our newsletter to be eligible to win.
    2. Competition closes on the 21st July 2024, winners will be notified via email by 22nd July 2024.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure you correctly enter a New Zealand postal address where the prize can be sent. GrownUps will not take responsibility for prizes sent to incorrect addresses.
    4. Winners are drawn at random by the GrownUps administration team.
    5. GrownUps employees and family are not eligible to enter.
    6. By entering the giveaway, you approve for GrownUps to use your name on social media as winner of the competition.
    7. One entry per household.
    8. Prize in non transferrable.
    9. You must reside in New Zealand – the prize can only be redeemed within New Zealand.
    10. You must be over 50 years of age to enter, please check your details are correct in your membership dashboard.