Where's the Baboon?

Where's the Baboon?


Written by Michaël Escoffier
Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

A 2016 Notable Children's Book in the English Language Arts

Step right up, fearless readers! Today, in this very book, we will PROVE to you that a snake can hide in a snowflake, that pigs can paint, and that the ones who copy the most are not necessarily cats! Prepare to be AMAZED by the game of hide-n-seek the words play! These tricksters are true experts in the art of camouflage!

ISBN: 978-1-59270-189-6
8" (W) x 12.5" (H) • 40 pages • HCJ

Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1-5
Lexile Level: 270
Guided Reading Level: K

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A 2016 Notable Children's Book in the English Language Arts

★ "Kids will enjoy searching for answers in both words and pictures, not to mention the surprise at the story’s end. The muted colors of Di Giacomo’s illustrations complement each scene’s subtle humor (a seagull reading Jonathan Livingston, for instance), and all works together beautifully to unify language, picture, and story." —STARRED REVIEW, Booklist

★ “As the cover art teases, this is both a game and a riddle book, with clever illustrations providing clues. [...] In a word: outstanding.” —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

“Call it what you like, but Esoffier and Di Giacomo appear to have another hit on their hands. [...] Wordplay and fun—what’s not to like?” —Book Page

“Escoffier and Di Giacomo keep up the wordplay in this fun companion to 2014’s Take Away the A, which invites readers to find the names of animals hidden within various words. […] Di Giacomo’s rough-hewn illustrations place the action in a rowdy school, with plenty of funny encounters to keep kids giggling.” —Publishers Weekly

"...the creative duo of Michaël Escoffier and Kris Di Giacomo returns with a magnificent seek-and-find caper that plays as much with words as with pictures." —Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

"Animals filled with personality cavort and play across the well-composed pages. A muted palette enhances the humor and invites readers to closely examine the affable pictures. […] This fresh and festive book encourages not only wordplay but careful examination of illustration sure to please readers of any age." —School Library Journal


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