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Where's the Elephant?

Written by Barroux

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LoveReading View on Where's the Elephant?

One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Year 2015 A simple game of hide and seek turns out to be far more significant in this brilliant near-wordless picture book about the destruction of the forests in Brazil. Elephant, Snake and Parrot all love to hide in the lush foliage of the plentiful trees. Just a bit of each of them is showing. What fun it is to spot them! But then the forest starts to disappear from the pictures. There are tree stumps where there were trees; there are houses where there were trees. Then there are roads and cars where there were trees. Suddenly, the three friends have nowhere to hide. How will they ever be safe again? Barroux’s illustrations tell a vivid and shocking story about the destruction of the forest. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month April 15

Slug Needs a Hug   by Jeanne Willis

You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Where's the Elephant? by Barroux

Migloo's Day by William Bee

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Where's the Elephant? Synopsis

Where's the elephant? Where's the parrot? Where's the snake?...And where are the trees? What starts as a game of jungle hide-and-seek quickly turns into something more significant in this charming, unique book by award-winning illustrator, Barroux. A touching visual narrative works on two levels, giving parents the opportunity to discuss environmental issues. The story has a beautiful, heart-warming simplicity.

Where's the Elephant? Press Reviews

'Quirky illustrations make this an inspired book to introduce the idea of deforestation to youngsters' -- Vanessa Lewis The Bookseller

'Barroux has created a deceptively complex wordless picture book, which encourages children to think carefully about the impact humans have on the environment' -- Marilyn Brocklehurst The Bookseller

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781405271387
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405276481
Publication date: 16/04/2015
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405276481
Publication date: 16th April 2015
Author: Barroux
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Barroux

Barroux studied photography, art, sculpture, and architecture in France at the famous École Estienne and École Boule. He went on to work as an art director in Paris and Montreal. While in Montreal, Barroux began illustrating by creating linocut images, and he is now well known for his children’s book illustrations.

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