Friday, 16 October 2015

PABLO & JANE and the Hot Air Contraption

and the Hot Air Contraption

By José Domingo
Published by Flying Eye Books

Halloween is nearly upon us so what better way to get in the spirit of things and start reading the odd spooky tale or two. Pablo & Jane is a beast of a book, it's a large format book with a padded cover - it really is something quite special to hold. It comes with 4 pages of stickers, so older children can get involved in the interactive story. 

Pablo & Jane find themselves trapped in the Monster Dimension by the evil Dr. Felinibus. The only hope for returning home is using their broken Hot Air Time Machine, with their dangerous journey taking them through places such as Lopsided London, Terrifying Transylvania and Horrid Hawaii. Will they find all the missing parts of their machine and avoid the terrors that await them in the Monster Dimension? Intrigued? Check out the great trailer for the book below...

At first I thought this was a comic/graphic novel until I started to explore the book further. It's a hard title to pigeon hole, my best attempt would be to say that it's a comic book style story that has a 'Where's Wally' look and find element to it. José's wacky and playful illustration style wouldn't go a miss on a TV channel like Cartoon Network, so children that are fans of those kinds of shows will definitely find something here.

Incredibly immersive, with lots to do and a great spooky story to boot, this is possibly the wackiest children's book I've ever glanced at!  If you're looking for a different kind of present for the older child this Halloween this is definitely it. Pablo & Jane and the Hot Air Contraption is available to buy now from all good bookshops and from Flying Eye Books.

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