Saturday, December 21, 2019

Review - The Elephants' Guide to Hide-and-Seek

The Elephants' Guide to Hide-and-Seek
by Kjersten Hayes
illustrated by Gladys Jose
Date: 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

Elephants are great at many things...playing hide-and-seek is not one of them.

But The Elephant Hobby and Sport League is here to help all those frustrated, always "found" elephants out there with The Elephants' Guide to Hide-and-Seek. This handy guide offers sympathy, support and superior hiding solutions to elephants who long to overcome their size disadvantage when playing hide-and-seek.

A hilarious tongue-in-cheek book perfect for elephants and their best human pals.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is a cute book aimed at elephants (because... why not?) that helps them overcome their disadvantages at playing hide-and-seek.

It reminded me a little of David Barrow's Have You Seen Elephant?, which also features a game of hide-and-seek between a pachyderm and a child. In this case, though, the story is framed as more of a non-fiction guidebook for elephants. It's written in the second person point of view. The pictures are cute, and the book highlights all the ways that elephants might be able to make a game of hide-and-seek work for them.

If you're a big fan of elephants, you'll probably want to check out this book.

Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for providing a digital ARC.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.17 out of 5

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