A simple game of hide-and-seek takes on a new dimension as a growing city encroaches on the jungle the animals call home.
Where’s the elephant? Where’s the parrot? Where’s the snake? And wait a minute — where are all the trees? Where will the elephant, parrot, and snake go now? A vibrant landscape in flux with three hidden animals on each spread offers parents and children an opportunity to talk about urban development and animal habitats.
With minimal text and bright, bold illustrations, Barroux introduces children to the topic of deforestation in a poignant fashion that invites discussion…Each spread is full of stunning art, with the lushness of the diverse tropical leaves set against the increasingly uniform and stagnant buildings…Although clearly written for a younger audience and highly recommended for all picture book collections, this introductory text can be used to spark discussion with elementary school students embarking on environmental studies. —School Library Journal
The message may be very clear, but it’s saved from being too heavy-handed by its wordlessness, allowing children and adults to ask open-ended questions and tell their own stories about what’s happening on the pages. —Friends Journal