This is a moto my children have grown up with. If you do nothing, it will guarantee nothing will happen. Understanding this will cement a positive attitude and ideology. This ethos echoes throughout ‘The Little Cockroach’.
‘Arrrrrrrrrrrriba, away they flew, high up into the sky.’⠀
Almost everything worth while carries an element of risk. Pedro and his best friend Enrico took a big risk and it definitely paid off. The story teaches children to be willing to step outside of their comfort zone to achieve great things.⠀
‘Their heads buzzing with all they’d done, they started to close their eyes.’
That lovely satisfying feeling you get when you’ve had a busy but brilliant day. These little roaches go to bed feeling content and happy thinking about their adventure. What will tomorrow bring.. nobody knows but you CAN form your own destiny.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the spirit. This is the very essence of Pedro & Enrico’s story. ⠀
The main character of this story is a little Mexican cockroach called Pedro. He is brave, lovable and always looking for fun. Pedro loves Mexico but he wants to see the world. Amazing things happen to Pedro and his friend Enrico when they leave Mexico in search of adventure.
The opening dedication of the book is:
‘Try and you might, don’t and you certainly won’t’.
This ethos echoes throughout the book as they overcome ‘hitches’ with their cheeky and zany mishaps. The book demonstrates freedom and opportunity for the unlikeliest of mini beasts with the intention of making an unloved creature loved and hopefully less feared.
Cockroaches are the planets recyclers and could be instrumental to helping us solve climate change. Out of 4,500 species on the planet only 4 are a pest to humans and if we can grow to appreciate their potential and love them a little more these cheeky chaps could help the next generation tap into their potential.
Come and join Pedro on a ‘Roach Trip.