For his birthday, Pablo receives exactly what he doesn't want: a chair. Disappointed and angry, he locks himself in his room, determined not to sit on his new chair. But he starts to play around with it and, by the end of the day, becomes a chair acrobat. Pablo sets out into the world, performing in amazing places and drawing great crowds. Eventually, he returns, chair in hand, having learned that the greatest gifts aren't always the most obvious and often lie in our imagination.
About the Author
Delphine Perret is the author and illustrator of over a dozen children's books that have been translated into several languages. She has a degree in illustration from the École des Arts décoratifs de Strasbourg and is the cofounder of Le Bocal gallery in Lyon. You can view more of her work at www.chezdelphine.net.
“Perret’s pen-and-ink cartoons in retro colors celebrate the mundane and sneak in wry humor.” —School Library Journal
“Cleverly written…. Perret’s distinctive minimalist illustrations—black outlines and blocks of color—make superb use of negative space.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Pablo is disappointed when his grandmother gives him a chair for his birthday. But, with the power of his imagination, his chair becomes his ticket to tour the world on an acrobatic adventure. When he returns home, Pablo’s chair is waiting for him at the table, where his family gathers to hear him tell his tale.” —NPR.org