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author/illustrator: Ziggy Hanaor, Ben Javens

ages: 3+

32 pages

21,4 x 26,3 cm





Rights represented as of October 2023 for Dutch, French, German, Eastern Europe & Russia, Scandinavia & the Baltics.

Alex and Alex

  • Alex and Alex have lots of things in common and lots of differences. That’s what makes them the best of friends!


    Alex and Alex have lots of things in common. They love playing, and dressing upand building things. They also are very different to one another; Alex is very messy and Alex is very tidy. Alex likes running and kicking a ball and Alex likes reading and dreaming.


    After a trip to the museum goes a little bit awry, Alex and Alex have some cooling off time. But they always make up because Alex really really really reallyreally really REALLY… likes Alex!


    This is a book for very young readers introducing ideas of tolerance and friendship in a completely non-gendered way. Neither character is identified as a boy or a girl, and the activities that each one enjoys are a mix of traditional ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ things. Aimed at children who are just at the cusp of gender awareness and role-play, it challenges binary identities with refreshing simplicity and playfulness.



    "A simple yet inclusive story that is  likely to build tolerance, insight,  and healthy relationships among  young readers." - Booklist





    Ziggy Hanaor is a London-based publisher, editor and writer. By the same author:

    Gory Rory Fangface Needs a Kiss

    The Egg Incident

    The Pocket Chaotic

    Special Delivery

    Alte Zachen

    I Am A Potato!

    Snail Trail




    Ben Javens is the art director of Anorak Magazine and the illustrator of The Book of Me (School of Life 2021). He has also worked with clients including The New YorkTimes, The Guardian and Smithsonian.

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