Where’s the Elephant? | Ages 3-6 Barroux (Candlewick Press)
Where’s the Elephant? is about as far as you can get from an info-heavy fact book — it’s almost wordless. The simplicity is what lends this twist on a traditional seek-and-find book its weight. The reader is asked to find the elephant and its two animal friends. But as the colourful jungle they call home is deforested and a city takes its place, the animals have less and less space on the page to hide. A hopeful ending makes this a powerful read for the very young, with options for discussion with older children too. Its companion Starfish, Where Are You? gives a similar message about our oceans.