Where's the Baboon? by Michael Escoffier


Where's the Baboon? by Michael Escoffier

Step right up, fearless readers! Today, in this very book, we will PROVE to you that a snake can hide in a snowflake, that pigs can paint, and that the ones who copy the most are not necessarily cats! Prepare to be AMAZED by the game of hide-n-seek the words play! These tricksters are true experts in the art of camouflage! Michael Escoffier's inspired word-within-a-word game combined with the fantastic animal-packed art of Kris Di Giacomo make every page turn irresistable.


Kids will enjoy searching for answers in both words and pictures, not to mention the surprise at the story's end. The muted colors of Di Giacomo's illustrations complement each scene's subtle humor (a seagull reading Jonathan Livingston, for instance), and all works together beautifully to unify language, picture, and story. Booklist, starred review Esoffier and Di Giacomo appear to have another hit on their hands ... Wordplay and fun-what's not to like? Book Page As the cover art teases, this is both a game and a riddle book, with clever illustrations providing clues ... In a word: outstanding. Kirkus, starred review

About the Author

Michael Escoffier was born in France in 1970. Raised by a family of triceeratops, he discovered his passion for making up stories at a young age. Michael has written over fifty books and divides his time between writing, teaching and being a dad. He lives in Lyon, France, with his wife and two children.

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40 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Michael Escoffier
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Publication date

20th October 2016



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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