Have You Seen Elephant?

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

The brilliantly interactive, bestselling picture book that tickles the funny bones of both children and adults.

Elephant wants to play hide and seek. You can play too. But you’ll need to try your best—he’s VERY good! He can even hide behind a lamp, or a small tree . . .

A small boy and his elephant play an absurd game of hide and seek in this beautifully illustrated picture book that will have young readers shouting out loud in delight, and adults laughing too, as Elephant hides, in full view. Perhaps the little dog sees him, perhaps not.

This game-inside-a-book celebrates imaginative play and is perfect for sharing with children who will love being better at finding the elephant than the boy. Watch out for the tortoise, too . . .

David Barrow is a graduate of the Cambridge School of Art and his debut picture book, Have You Seen Elephant? has been shortlisted for multiple awards.

Praise for Have You Seen Elephant?

“Beyond the sheer absurdity, children will delight in details, such as the wide-screen TV the elephant holds in one scene, the child’s dad so focused on the soccer game on the screen that he asks, ‘What elephant?’ and the sly alterations to the family portraits on the rear endpapers. Younger audiences will be screaming ‘There it is!’ from the get-go.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“Best of all this book will stand the test of time as there’s something new to be found on every page as you reread”—The Bookbag UK

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978-1-77657-008-9
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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-03-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV051000, JUV002080, JUV019000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.5 x 10.5
Lexile 240
ATOS Reading Level 0.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 197110
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2016

Reviews

School Library Journal

“The mixed-media illustrations work masterfully to tell the story alongside the brief text. . . . The impressive use of light and shadow and incorporation of reds, oranges, and purples add a richness to the pages that will transfix children. . . . This amusingly absurd story paired with the warm and wonderful illustrations will have kids coming back again and again.”—starred, School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A small child plays hide-and-seek with a surprisingly elusive (except to viewers) elephant. . . . Beyond the sheer absurdity, children will delight in details. . . . Younger audiences will be screaming ‘There it is!’ from the get-go.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author, Illustrator: David Barrow

David Barrow received the Sebastian Walker award for most promising children's illustrator from the Cambridge School of Art. His first book Have You Seen Elephant? was shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize and is a bestseller around the world.

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Have You Seen Elephant?

The brilliantly interactive, bestselling picture book that tickles the funny bones of both children and adults. Elephant wants to play hide and seek. You can play too. But you’ll need to try your best—he’s VERY good! He can even… View available downloads →