Title: The Elephants’ Guide to Hide-And-Seek
Author: Kjersten Hayes
Illustrator: Glenys Jose
Elephants are great at many things… but playing hide-and-seek isn’t one of them. That’s where The Elephant Hobby and Sport League steps in, with their infamous handbook, The Elephants’ Guide to Hide-and-Seek. It offers sympathy, support and superior hiding solutions to elephants who long to overcome their size disadvantage.
The book is written in second person, as if we the reader are the elephant, and Kjersten has packed it full of tongue-in-cheek humour. None more so that surrounding my favourite spread.
No matter how much an elephant loves hide-and-seek…
… it’s struggle with this game remains enormous!
Glenys’ sample image is largely unchanged to what appears in the book and I’m not surprised. Clearly, Glenys was able to capture the hilarity of the situation straight away. I love the elephant with its big red glasses!
I loved this book! Not many picture books are written in second person and in this case, it works superbly well. The comic scenes Kjersten and Glenys have created are bound to get you smiling and the ending is perfect. There is also a lovely message “hidden” behind all the humour; you can always overcome a disadvantage and your friends will accept you for who you are. So, if you’re an elephant looking to master the art of hide-and-seek, this is the book for you!
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication date: 4 May 2020
I am very grateful to the publisher for letting me read this book via Net Galley. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.