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  • 5 stars across 11 books
Severine Vidal is the author of more than 50 books, comics and digital books for readers aged preschool to young adult. Previously a schoolteacher, she teaches writing workshops. She lives in France. Award-winning illustrator Barroux studied photography, art, sculpture, and architecture before becoming an art director in Paris, New York and Montreal. His awards include First Place, New York Book Show 2011. He lives in France.
7th April 2016

Where's the Starfish?

Barroux tackles ocean pollution in the stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Where's the Elephant? - recommen... MoreWhere's the Starfish?

(14 reviews) Review
7th April 2016

Where's the Elephant?

A visionary picture book from the genius of Barroux, which pairs a beautiful wordless storytelling experience with a p... MoreWhere's the Elephant?

(5 reviews) Review
29th August 1997


Its Christmas Eve and Santa's favourite time of year. He sings and laughs noisily, as he delivers his presents. Will his... MoreShhh!

(4 reviews) Review
5th October 2016


(2 reviews) Review
8th March 2018

How Many Trees?

A funny and thoughtful story about the power of little voices, from the creator of Where's the Elepha... MoreHow Many Trees?

(1 review) Review
19th April 2012

Mr Leon's Paris

Paris is beautifully rendered in moody beige, blue and orange in this stylish tale of French taxi driver Mr Leon and his... MoreMr Leon's Paris

(0 reviews) Review
1st July 2011

The Red Piano

This stirring and beautiful picture book relates the moving and inspiring story of a gifted young girl's passion for the... MoreThe Red Piano

(0 reviews) Review
3rd September 2020

The Run

A boy dawdling in the bathroom to read is taken by surprise when the characters in his book come to life in this quirk... MoreThe Run

(0 reviews) Review
1st October 2020

Keep an Eye on Ivy

The hero of our story loves his birthday present: a plant he names Ivy. But little does he know, Ivy is a high-maintenan... MoreKeep an Eye on Ivy

(0 reviews) Review
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  • How Many Trees?

    How Many Trees?

    We loved this story at bedtime. It had us laughing as all the animals argued about how many trees make a forest and who is right. 

    Poor little ant...

  • Where's the Elephant?

    Where's the Elephant?

    by KLK

    My daughter chose this book to bring back from school. She enjoys Where’s Wally books and the feel of this book is similar to start off with. It becom...

  • Where's the Elephant?

    Where's the Elephant?

    by Fizz

    Where’s the Elephant? is an almost wordless picturebook illustrated by the very talented Barroux. It poses as a simple hide-and-seek interactive book...