Elephant wants to play hide and seek. But you’ll need to try your best—he’s very good! Have You Seen Elephant is perfect for sharing with children, who will love finding the elephant (and being better at it than the boy in the book!). Watch out for the dog and the tortoise, too.
This is one of those perfect early reader titles with minimal words and texts and lots of big bold pictures.
There is a small boy who’s name is never mentioned and a huge elephant who again is unnamed. Together they play hide and swell with the elephant being the one who hides. The boy searches his entire house with a different room on each page, including his garden too. The elephant seems a rather sneaky and tricky character throughout as he’s one step ahead ob the poor boy and can be spotted by the reader cleverly hidden away in every room.
The author – David Barrow is a major new talent, signed by Gecko Press before his graduation, and is equally strong as writer and illustrator, with his talent for storytelling and his comic timing. Pre-publication interest is strong as this book is already selling rights in overseas markets and publishers are vying for David’s next books.
David Barrow is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art where he completed a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration and received the top prize, the Sebastian Walker award for most promising children’s illustrator. He lives in England with his wife and son.
The book comes as hardback cover and was only released the beginning of this month (October). Buy from Amazon from £4.18 and many good book shops.