The humour, detail, visual games that we love in Leo’s work is in this warm book that celebrates the absurdity of kings, knights and dragons and enters children into the game

Julia Marshall, Publisher

Where Is The Dragon?


A picture book from award-winning Leo Timmers about three silly knights and a clever dragon.

Translated by James Brown



  • Description

    The king can’t sleep until the dragon is found. Luckily, the three knights know everything about dragons and are armed to the teeth! Now they just have to find him. They set out into the night with a candle in hand. Soon they find something that looks very much like a dragon … Attack!

    The funny rhyming text is by James Brown, an award-winning poet and translator of Gus’s Garage.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Belgium
    Reader Age 2-5 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Youth Services Book Review

      The illustrations…are very cool and sophisticated.

    2. Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

      it would make for a fabulous story-time choice. Timmers’s illustrations feature rich colors, lots of textures, and characters that seem to stand off the page. He works wonders with light and shadow here — to great comic effect.

    3. Waking Brain Cells

      Timmers has a marvelous sense of humor in all of his picture books. This book glows with that humor, as each shadow is cleverly revealed to be nothing at all. The dialogue between the knights is delightful…Just the page turns alone in this picture book are a joy, each reveal is great fun to guess at before turning the page…Perfect for any knights and dragon fans you might have, this book is a great read aloud.

    4. Starred review, Kirkus Reviews

      a lilting Suessian singsong, with wonderful, surprising rhymes, and little readers and their grown-ups will have a great time combining their voices and giggling through the proceedings.

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