Singer and the Paint



ISBN: 9781849764759 Categories: ,

Mira Shapur


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.

Additional information

Weight 188 g
Dimensions 15.3 x 20.5 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 1 November 2016
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Fredun Shapur
Dimensions 15.3 x 20.5 cm
Weight 188 g


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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.