Have You Seen Elephant? is a beautifully illustrated book that is simple, yet utterly charming. As the young boy and Elephant play a game of hide and seek, it’s impossible not to giggle at all the less-than-perfect hiding places – something which will be very familiar to parents of toddlers!
Like all the best children’s books this one manages to be appealing to both adults and little ones. The 10 second countdown at the beginning of the book engaged my children immediately and the fabulous illustrations kept them smiling all the way through. The sheer absurdity of the elephant hiding behind a slim tree or under a duvet is just as fun for adults. And the ending is first-rate, too.
This is skilful debut work from author David Barrow and certainly makes him one to watch out for in the future.