Authored and Illustrated by David Barrow
**David received the Sebastian Walker award for most promising children's illustrator 2015 after graduating from the Cambridge School of Art Children's Book Illustration Master programme.**
Unwrapping some fantastic illustrations...
About the book...
Ok this is one of those books that when you thumb through the illustrations you just want to give it a hug. It is delightful in all respects. The animals portrayed are so friendly and loveable and the little boy character just steals your heart away.
This book has the making of a classic and children will delight in trying to find the baby elephant as he plays a game of hide and seek. You have to look hard for him because .... "He is very good." He hides under blankets, on top of the bed (not under as one traditionally would do), disguises himself as a lamp with a lampshade over his head, stuffs himself inside the garden shed and even becomes invisible behind a tree (or is he?), just to name a few. He tricks the boy every time with his disappearing act until voilà, he magically appears right out of thin air again.
"There you are!" exclaims the little boy with a big grin on his face.
Equally amusing to track are the boy's expressive pet dog and the sluggish slow tortoise (or is he?), that are depicted brilliantly in the story.
Why the book was chosen by the publisher Gecko Press:
"This book tickles the funny bone of children and adults equally. Part of the humour comes through the juxtaposition of the subdued, beautiful illustrations and the absurdity of an elephant trying to hide inside a standard lamp." - Julia Marshall, Publisher
I love when a book comes along that when you pick it up to share you know that it is a winner. The illustrations, the font, the colour pallet, the whole vibe of the book oozes success. I highly recommend it with a 5 hug ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) endorsement. Enjoy!
About the author/illustrator...
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