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Gecko Guides
02 June 2021
Pablo is a fresh and funny story for babies and toddlers about stepping out on your own into a bright new world. With the little chick Pablo, we discover our five senses and take a first flight.

Shhh! Pablo is asleep. This is his last night inside the shell. Tomorrow he'll come out. But he's a little shy so starts with a very little hole... Tap tap!

Pablo is fresh and funny story about stepping out on your own into a bright new world. With the little chick Pablo we discover up and down, forward and back, shapes, the noises and smells of the outside, and take a first flight. It's not scary at all! Especially not if you keep a little piece of home with you, in case you need it later.
By:   Rascal
Imprint:   Gecko Guides
Country of Publication:   New Zealand
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 198mm, 
ISBN:   9781776573240
ISBN 10:   1776573242
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   02 June 2021
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rascal is a leading Belgian illustrator and author of children's books. Enrolled by his parents in art school at the age of 12, he has since published over 100 children's books and received international awards.

Reviews for Pablo

Playing it safe, a chick decides to hatch bit by bit. With stark black images--mainly a black egg in center stage--set against a white background, Belgian author/illustrator Rascal tells the story of Pablo, the chick, as he hatches. As the story opens, Pablo is spending his last night in his shell. When morning comes, Pablo must gather his strength for the task ahead, and what better way than with a small croissant and a hot chocolate? The tone is set: Though the images may be black and white, Pablo is no black-and-white character. There is an endearing complexity to this cute little chick. 'A little bit scared' yet a little curious, 'Pablo starts with a little tiny hole.' One eye contemplates the world outside, then two. Bit by bit, he makes a hole for each ear, his beak, and then his legs. Now Pablo can see, hear, smell, and wander around. With an eighth and ninth hole his wings are freed, and he flies. 'He's not scared now!' Tempering bravery with caution, after emerging, Pablo saves a small piece of his shell, just in case. And what a good thing he does, as the last illustration shows a yellow chick sheltering from the rain under his shell/umbrella. Indeed, bravery is not a one-dimensional trait. Delightful--will surely bring smiles to readers' faces. -- Journal (3/17/2021 12:00:00 AM)

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