Have You Seen Elephant?

Book Author & Illustrator David Barrow
Rights Available World excl. World English
Rights Sold Taiwan, China, South Korea, Germany, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Frisian, Basque, Greece, Italy

The brilliantly interactive, bestselling picture book that tickles the funny bones of both children and adults.

Elephant wants to play hide and seek. You can play too. But you’ll need to try your best—he’s VERY good! He can even hide behind a lamp, or a small tree…

A small boy and his elephant play an absurd game of hide and seek in this beautifully illustrated picture book that will have young readers shouting out loud in delight, and adults laughing too, as Elephant hides, in full view. Perhaps the little dog sees him, perhaps not.

This game-inside-a-book celebrates imaginative play and is perfect for sharing with children who will love being better at finding the elephant than the boy. Watch out for the tortoise, too…

David Barrow is a graduate of the Cambridge School of Art and his debut picture book, Have You Seen Elephant? has been shortlisted for multiple awards.

Shortlisted, Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016
Longlisted, Klaus Flugge Prize 2016
Sebastian Walker Award for most promising children’s illustrator 2016
Silver Pencil (Dutch) 2018 

About the Author
David Barrow
is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art where he completed a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration and received the top prize, the Sebastian Walker award for most promising children’s illustrator. He lives in England with his wife and son.


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Gecko Press


27.6 × 22.5 cm



Picture Book

Age range
2-7 years

Publication Date

Rights Available:
World excl. World English

Rights Sold:
Taiwan, China, South Korea, Germany, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Frisian, Basque, Greece, Italy

Rights Agents:


Anja Mundt, Mundt Agency

China & Taiwan
ShuHuai (China) shuhuai@bkagency.com.tw
Sushin (Taiwan) sushin@bkagency.com.tw

Ayşenur Müslümanoğlu, AnatoliaLit

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Best of all this book will stand the test of time as there’s something new to be found on every page as you reread

The Bookbag UK

Beyond the sheer absurdity, children will delight in details, such as the wide-screen TV the elephant holds in one scene, the child’s dad so focused on the soccer game on the screen that he asks, ‘What elephant?’ and the sly alterations to the family portraits on the rear endpapers. Younger audiences will be screaming ‘There it is!’ from the get-go.

Kirkus Starred Review

The story is very simply told, with a joyous sense of the ridiculous.

The Source (NZ/Aust)