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Pablo and Splash

the hilarious kids' graphic novel

Sheena Dempsey Sheena Dempsey



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16 January 2024
'Irresistibly funny' Guardian

Join time-travelling penguins Pablo and Splash on an unexpected adventure to the time of the dinosaurs in this brilliantly funny full-colour graphic novel. Perfect for fans of Bunny vs Monkey or Dog Man.

Antarctic penguins Pablo and Splash are polar opposites and besties for life. Pablo is a home-bird and a careful planner. Splash is easily bored and hungry for adventure. Sick to her flippers of the harsh, freezing weather, Splash persuades Pablo to go on a holiday with her. But far from the luxury beach destination that Splash has in mind, the pair end up in a time-travel machine that takes them back to the age of the dinosaurs! Suddenly their icy homeland doesn't seem so dull …

'Joyful, fun and very silly indeed' Louie Stowell, author of Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good

‘It’s such a great book! Can’t wait for the next one!’

Mark Bradley, author of Bumble and Snug

'Gripping and enjoyable ... should be recommended whatever the age of the reader. A really fun, enjoyable read. 10/10' Irish Times

This is the first book in a series and further time-travel adventures await for Pablo and Splash.
Illustrated by:   Sheena Dempsey
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9781526662606
ISBN 10:   1526662604
Series:   PABLO & SPLASH
Pages:   240
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 7 to 10 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sheena Dempsey is an illustrator whose books have won several awards including the Sheffield Book Awards for Yoga Babies by Fearne Cotton and Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award for Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow. She has also been shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. The graphic novel Pablo and Splash is Sheena's first work as author and illustrator. It grew out of a web-comic she created during the pandemic lockdowns that featured her and her husband as penguins! Sheena was born in Cork, Ireland, but now lives in Folkestone, Kent.

Reviews for Pablo and Splash: the hilarious kids' graphic novel

"Irresistibly funny -- Imogen Russell-Williams * Guardian * Gripping and enjoyable ... should be recommended whatever the age of the reader. A really fun, enjoyable read. 10/10 * Irish Times * Joyful, fun and very silly indeed -- Louie Stowell, author of 'Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good' Pablo and Splash is utterly charming! ""Krilly"" good indeed -- Steven Lenton, author of 'Genie and Teeny' 'Clever storytelling with dollops of humour in this new comic book... The illustrations are full of humour and vibrant, eye-catching colour' -- Sarah Webb * Irish Independent *"

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