Kid’s Book Review: Pablo and Splash

Kid’s Book Review: Pablo and Splash

About the Book, Author / Illustrator

This funny graphic novel about two penguins on a prehistoric adventure is written and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey and published by Bloomsbury.

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!

Pablo and Splash cover
Sheena Dempsey

Sheena Dempsey is an illustrator and author from Cork who now lives by the sea in Folkestone, Kent. She’s a graduate of Kingston University with an MA in Illustration (class of 2010).

Book Review

It is a nice easy read and the pictures are great

I loved the penguin characters. The story was really funny because they thought they were going on a a real holiday and got confused with time travelling.

The funniest bit was when the penguin went to cool in the water and went down and he was faced with the chomping looking dinosaur who wanted to eat him!

It was a good funny story having penguins on a sandy island. It is a nice easy read and the pictures are great.

Mum: Haris really enjoyed reading this graphic novel, adding sound effects to the words and  laughing out loud at parts which he shared with his brother Adam.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Haris
  • Age: 8 years
  • Likes: Chocolate, video games and his family
  • Dislikes: Feeling hungry and liquorish
  • Favourite Movie: Blue Miracle
  • Favourite Book: Dragon Masters series by Tracey West