As the title suggests, Where’s the Elephant? opens with an invitation to look for an elephant, a snake and a parrot that have been cleverly hidden in the bright, inviting jungle spreads.
I love a good whodunit, and while this brilliantly original picture book is no Agatha Christie mystery, it offers little ones the chance to play a deductive game, simply by exercising their observation skills.
In this wildly entertaining counting book, animal camouflage is the name of the game while the oblivious lone hunter (1 Hunter) stalking through the jungle wielding a menacing rifle becomes a running joke of sorts — in fact it soon becomes unclear who’s doing the hunting, after all!
Gianna Marino‘s stunning gouache art takes centre stage in this almost-wordless seek-and-find counting book set in the barnyard. Designed for slightly older kids, the reader should have no trouble using his/her own observation and deduction skills to drive the simple but amusing storyline in this book, where every turn of the page sees not only the introduction of a new animal around the water trough where all the action takes place, but also more and more animals, i.e. one flea, two cows, three horses, five sheep, etc. Continue reading
In this aptly wacky story, a child wakes up to discover a shoe on her bedroom wall, and it soon becomes clear that it isn’t going to be an ordinary day — in fact, far from it!
They say that no good deed goes unpunished, and Mr Tweed (the guy in the extra-tall top hat) might just drive you a bit bonkers with the search-and-find tasks that he (you, really) helpfully takes on, which range from Colin Rocodile’s lost kite to Pingle Penguin’s 9 flyaway balloons.
A reprint of the original 1964 vintage edition, this almost-wordless book by gives a twist to the popular nursery rhyme by challenging readers to look for — not buckle — the shoes that have been creatively disguised in the witty illustrations.
Books on vehicles are usually rather dull and uninspiring affairs — well, at least to someone who has very little interest in them! This 40-year-old gem, however, has overturned my expectations in the best possible way.