Scholastic New Zealand Award
for Best Children’s Book 2016
Designer: Vida Kelly (and Art Director).
Title: Have You Seen Elephant?
Publisher: Gecko Press
Format: 276 x 225 mm, 32 pp, sewn
Judges’ Comments. Have you seen Elephant? achieves a sought-after – but not often found – harmony, particularly in the relationship between its illuminated illustrations and restrained, considered handwritten type. The eye is led elegantly to the text and then effortlessly moves through the well-paced warm and sumptuous illustrations that reveal the humour and delight of the story. Its production quality and uncoated stock choice are on-point and respectful to its visual beauty.