Pablo and Jane and the Hot Air Contraption
By José Domingo
Published by Flying Eye Books
Another beautiful release from Flying Eye Books, Pablo and Jane and the Hot Air Contraption can be summed up easily: It’s a massive sugar rush of a book, combining manga, Where’s Waldo?, storybooks, comics, riddles, graphic novels and… Perhaps it can’t be summed up easily, which is good, because it’s not very often you come across a kid’s book that defies simple explanation. Regardless of how you choose to describe it, though, it’s impossible to deny that this is one hell of a ride.
José Domingo’s illustrations are full of detail and kinetic energy, and the narrative is complex and told in a challenging way, using alliteration and words maybe a step (or two) ahead of where most of its audience might feel comfortable, which is ideal.
Pablo and Jane and the Hot Air Contraption is a great book, perfect for busy kids.
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