Snake and Lizard are turning ten!

To celebrate, we’ve made a beautiful edition  (complete with faux-snake finishing on the cover!) of this much-loved, timeless classic.

Snake & Lizard is a precious book in the history of Gecko Press. It was one of our first New Zealand books, which went on to win Book of the Year, and the start of our partnership with Joy Cowley and Gavin Bishop.

Julia Marshall, Publisher

Everyone fell in love with this foolish, argumentative pair when their first book of stories won the NZ Post Book of the Year award. And they continue to entrance us. 

The Children’s Bookshop

Not a word out of place … in the tradition of Aesop’s fables but much funnier and more unexpected.

Kate de Goldi, Radio NZ


Listen to – and watch! – one of the stories of Snake and Lizard.



Curiously Good Offer

Order a copy before January 18 at and you’ll go in the draw to win a signed copy of Helper and Helper!