As well as being the story of a gorgeous wee fella named Gecko, this book is complemented by all sorts of wonderful information about Geckos themselves, thereby covering two bases at once.
We join Gecko on his adventures as he lives the Gecko life, especially his desire and need for food. It isn’t all plain sailing as he encounters those for whom he would make a delicious meal.
We traverse Day and Night, rocks, leaves and various trees and surfaces that Gecko encounters, each accompanied by a fact that adds to our knowledge. Gecko has a rich, vibrant text, coupled with beautifully detailed illustrations. The colours used are mixed with a very creative hand, and the shadings are exquisite.
A delightful book that should find a home in both a child’s bedroom and a school/public library, it can be used in any reading environment and as a shared read it would work wonderfully.
Reviewed by Marion Dreadon
by Raymond Huber and Brian Lovelock
Published by Walker Books