Gusto & Gecko Travel to China

Selected as one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Indie Books of 2018

Since their adventures in Kenya and New Orleans, Gusto & Gecko are itching to get back into the Rombom, their travel machine. This time, they crash-land in China…on a giant panda! The panda wants to take part in the “12 Zodiacs Challenge” but he lacks self-confidence, so Gusto & Gecko decide to help him.

Along the way, readers will discover iconic attractions in China, experience traditional Chinese activities, and learn about friendship, courage and teamwork.

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“The cast is sweet and amusing and shows real character; although Panda is no warrior, he still bravely protects everyone. Returning artist Hägg’s double-page illustration of a lighthouse is printed on coated paper that sparkles, and the effect is magic. An absolutely wonderful fantasy tale.”Kirkus Starred Review

“Gusto & Gecko Travel to China is a cute picture book which introduces young readers to some Chinese customs and tourist attractions. It is also a story about courage, friendship and collaborative teamwork….It would be an excellent resource for teaching [5-8 year olds] about Chinese New Year.”The Children’s Book Council of Australia

Pre-Launch Party

We had a pre-launch party at the Boston Children’s Museum as part of its Lunar New Year programming in early 2018 (see photos here). The book will officially launch in November 2018.