PABLO MEETS THE NEIGHBOURS by Keith Tutt

PABLO MEETS THE NEIGHBOURS

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Pablo, Poppy and Pumpkin are fox cubs with an immense curiosity about humans. They are rather envious of Finbar the cat because he lives in a human house. So, armed with a great deal of bravado and misinformation, Pablo enters the house with his siblings right behind to interrogate Finbar about humans, wreaking utter and very funny havoc. When the family arrives home, they blame the cat for the wreckage. To the cubs’ amusement, Finbar seeks temporary refuge in the foxes’ den because he is in big trouble. The antics of the mischievous Pablo and his (somewhat reluctant) followers are predictable but lively and laugh-provoking. The dialogue and descriptions read like a script with stage directions (the characters star in an animated TV show in the United Kingdom), but young readers will find the language natural and accessible. Bright gouache-and-watercolor illustrations follow the action closely, with great attention to detail. The animals are rendered in solid colors with no shading and are heavily outlined in white, making them pop out of the setting. Lots of fun here. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-84507-409-8
Page count: 36pp
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2010




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