Singer and the Paint

Singer and the Paint

By Mira Shapur
Illustrator Fredun Shapur


Price: $16.95

  • Publication Date: May 9, 2017
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Trim Size: 5 34 x 7 78
  • ISBN: 9781849764759
  • Page Count: 32
  • Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean

In this cheerful story, Amy and Sam help paint the furniture in their house. Their excitable dog, Singer, decides to help out by wagging and thumping her tail on the wet paint. In the colorful calamity that ensues, Amy, Sam, and Singer—and Singer’s kennel—find themselves covered from head to toe in red and blue paint! First published with a different text in 1966, Singer and the Paint features original illustrations by acclaimed designer Fredun Shapur, which are brought to life again in an entirely new text written by Shapur’s daughter, Mira Shapur. Young children will delight in Singer’s unbounded enthusiasm for trying new things, and in the book’s bold, midcentury illustrations that are truly timeless.

About the author

Fredun Shapur (b. 1929) is best known for his work designing educational children’s toys for Naef in Switzerland, Galt Toys in the UK, and Creative Playthings in the US. Shapur’s work is now in the collection of the V&A Museum of Childhood, London. Mira Shapur is a teaching fellow at Queen Mary University of London.