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Ladybird releases new inclusive book, Pablo at the Zoo

Pablo's friends meet their families at the zoo – but Noasaurus the dinosaur can't find his family. Pablo and the book animals help Noasaurus realise even though he might feel lost, family is where you find it.

It’s a thoughtful, easy-to-grasp way to help your child understand that not everyone thinks and acts in the same way. – The Independent on Pablo’s Feelings

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Zara Crawford

Zara Crawford



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