Pablo and Splash

Sheena Dempsey / Children's

Book cover

Date Published

January 18th, 2024


Slovenian (Grafenauer) Spanish and Catalan (Grupo Edebé) German (Coppenrath Verlag) Chinese (Hunan Juvenile) Polish (ArtBooks) Turkish (Domingo) Israel (Knafayim) Latvian (Zvaigzne)

Join time-travelling penguins Pablo and Splash on an unexpected adventure to the time of the dinosaurs in this brilliantly funny full-colour graphic novel. Perfect for fans of Bunny vs Monkey or Bumble and Snug.

Antarctic penguins 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! Suddenly their icy homeland doesn’t seem so dull …

‘Joyful, fun and very silly indeed’ Louie Stowell, author of Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good

This is the first book in a series and further time-travel adventures await for Pablo and Splash.


"A masterpiece that effortlessly
blends laughter, warmth and artistic
ingenuity. It’s an adventure that readers will savour and revisit, a testament to Dempsey’s talent for storytelling and illustration."

- Inis Magazine

"Sheena Dempsey’s ability to draw a variety of
expressions on a penguin’s face is seriously impressive... the colour pictures and quirky characters make it irresistible."

- BookTrust

"The expressive illustrations and snap-fire text of books such as Pablo and Splash (Sheena Dempsey) and Bunny vs Monkey (Jamie Smart) make them a natural choice for readers approaching chapter books for the first time"

- The Telegraph

"Cork woman Sheena Dempsey combines clever storytelling with dollops of humour in this new comic book. Pablo the penguin is a home bird, his best friend Splash is more adventurous and longing for an exciting holiday. When they stumble upon a time-travel machine and accidentally end up in the age of the dinosaurs, they get more of a vacation than they bargained for. The illustrations are full of humour and vibrant, eye-catching colour’, ‘Five Funny Books that will have your kids in fits of giggles"

- The Irish Independent

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