FIVE stars for Where’s Baby Elephant?
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A wonderful, interactive unfold-the-flap picture book that introduces us to a colour animal cast from around the world.
In this beautifully presented and imagined picturebook, we are invited to search for baby elephant and see if she is safe with her mother. After being presented with a cast list of all the creatures in the book we turn the page to discover a lion gazing at us with his two cubs. He doesn’t know where the baby elephant is but in turning over the flap we suddenly find that our two-panelled lion has transformed into a three-panelled family of hedgehogs. Turn the flap once more and we meet an organutan with her infant, high in the treetops.
These deeply satisfying and imaginative unfold-the-flap encounters occur three more times throughout the book with a new animal family revealed with each turn of the flap, concertina-style. I loved the big full-bleed spreads of Khodai’s watercolours and the short but inviting phrases from each animal – an approach that makes the reader feel part of the adventure. Thick card pages mean that the book has plenty of durability from little, inquisitive fingers.
Where’s Baby Elephant is a lovely way to introduce children to a range of animals and the words associated with their young but also an invitation to the joy and discovery that comes with turning the page.
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