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Pablo by Rascal. Translated by Antony Shugaar. Pub. Gecko Press, 2021

August 10, 2021 Comments off

This excellent picture book is simplicity itself but it covers a whole lot of ground.

Pablo is inside a black egg that he is getting too big for. After a hearty breakfast he begins his way out. First an eye hole, then another. The world is new for him and he doesn’t want to miss a trick.

A beak appears then a leg followed by another leg. Guess what is next? Read this book to find out it is superb.

He does have a dilemma though. What to do with the shell? It could be useful.

Only three colours used. Black, white and yellow. Oh that life was this simple!

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Flit the Fantail and the Mystery Eggs by Kat Merewether.

June 10, 2019 Comments off

flitFlit the Fantail and the Mystery Eggs by Kat Merewether. Pub. Scholastic, 2019.

Another delightful and awfully cute picture book for juniors with an air of mystery about it.

Flit is practicing his landings and not doing very well but it has a bonus about it. he finds some rubbery white eggs  on the ground and wonders what bird they belong to. He asks a host of NZ native birds like the Kiwi and the kaka but they are not theirs.

They belong to a creature that has been around for 200 million years. See if you can guess what it is.

Superb illustrations and an introduction to the many NZ creatures that lay eggs. Once again the eyes have it, hence the cute comment.

Kat Merewether’s other books are also reviewed on this blog. Check them out.