What a delight this book is!

Youth Services Book Review, starred review

Have You Seen Dinosaur?

Play hide and seek in the city with a boy, his animal friends and a dinosaur that’s surprisingly hard to spot. The brilliantly interactive follow-up to international bestselling picture book, Have You Seen Elephant?  

Best friends boy, dog and elephant are VERY good at hide-and-seek. There’s a missing dinosaur in the city—who better to spot this elusive giant? They search the skate park, the museum, the subway…

No one in the city can spot the dinosaur, not even this crack hide-and-seek team. But delighted readers will be pointing “There it is!” from the first page.

This absurd, laugh-out-loud picture book for preschoolers is richly illustrated with David Barrow’s trademark beautiful use of light and colour and dramatic cityscapes—a guaranteed hit with dinosaur-loving toddlers. 

With clues, surprises and humour, this game-inside-a-book celebrates imaginative play and is perfect for sharing with children who will love being better at finding the dinosaur than their adult reader.

Look inside video | Activity sheet

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin United Kingdom
    Reader Age 2-5 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Reading Rockets, Holiday Buying Guide 2023

      The gentle watercolor illustrations are filled with humorous details.

    2. Book Trust UK

      Book Of the Day. A fabulous read for any time of day, with dreamy artwork and a lovely story about friendship!

    3. Politics and Prose bookstore

      2023 Children and Teens Favorites

    4. Lil Reader That Could IG

      Sure to elicit lots of giggles.

    5. Fun Reads for Kids IG

      One of my favorite picture books of the year.

    6. My Shelves Are Full

      A joyous story that begs being read again and again.

    7. Books for Keeps

      The follow up to Have You Seen Elephant?, this cleverly plays on the absurdity of the storyline while filling each page with extra details for readers to find.

    8. Little C’s Reading Corner

      Brilliantly executed keeping littles engaged and helping them to be more observant!

    9. Book Trust

      A fabulous read for any time of day, which will definitely get plenty of repeat reads.

    10. Poetry Box – Paula Green

      Picture book gold.

    11. Waterstones

      Absolutely brilliant!

    12. Armadillo Magazine

      A picturebook for sharing, for laughing over, a spotting game, look-and-find story for the imagination of every reader to get lost in.

    13. BBC Radio with Bernie Keith

      Beautiful! Adults will love it too, kids will love it the most.

    14. YA Books Central

      This will be delightful for the younger seek-and-find searchers as they hunt the pages to find the dinosaurs.

    15. Red Reading Hub

      Truly a dinosaur book with a difference.

    16. Letter Press Project

      I strongly recommend this beautifully illustrated picture book.

    17. Just Imagine

      This is a book to share time and again.

    18. Youth Services Book Review, starred review

      What a delight this book is!

    19. School Library Journal

      It reminds me a lot of Steve Light’s Have You Seen My Dragon? albeit with more dinos and less fire breathers. The two books together could make for a great pairing.

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