By: Sheena Dempsey
Genre: Graphic novels: Manga
Published by: Bloomsbury
Published: 16 Jan 2024
ISBN: 9781526662606


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 and Bumble and Snug.

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...

A fantastically funny, full-colour graphic novel about time-travelling penguins, which young fans of Dog Man or Bumble and Snug will love. This is the first book in a series and further time-travel adventures await for Pablo and Splash.

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Mixing penguins and dinosaurs is sure to be a hit!

In the first book in this new series, we see penguins Pablo and Splash embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

They are opposites in character and in their outlook on life—Splash doesn't take things too seriously and is up for an adventure, while Pablo is a thinker and a planner. What could possibly go wrong when Splash convinces Pablo that they need a holiday somewhere warm?We all know that the answer is likely to be a lot!

Pablo and Splash find themselves caught up in the world of Professor O'Brain, a strange scientist who just happens to have a time-machine to get them out of Antarctica. But where they are headed, and then where they end up, is nothing like they thought! Where is the hotel and the beach bar? And why are there dinosaurs roaming around?

Pablo and Splash are delightful characters and students will thoroughly enjoy the adventure that they are on. With features at the back of the book that include facts and how-to-draw guides, this is a graphic novel that will appeal to junior and middle level primary students.

Reviewed by Sam