Where’s Baby Elephant? – Ali Khodai, illustrated by Toby Newsome


Where’s Baby Elephant? – Ali Khodai, illustrated by Toby Newsome, Tiny Owl, (9781910328699), 2020

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book? Beautiful, brightly colored illustrations fill the pages of this unfold-the-flap book.  Readers search for the baby elephant and each flap opens not just once but twice.  Readers will notice that parts of the illustration are shared between the flaps.  Part of the lion’s mane remains when the flap reveals the hedgehog and another turn reveals an orangutan.  Each flap reveals a parent and child animal pair that include a whale, toucan, fox, wolf, bird, crocodile, penguin, bear and finally, the elephant.  The sturdy cardstock pages should hold up to frequent readings.  Readers will love searching through the pages of smiling animals.   

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a fun book for children who enjoy unfolding flap books.  A sweet guessing game for very young children.

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and Pre-school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  7/16/2021         

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