Shortlisted for the Children’s Jury Prize 2021 (Flanders)
✶✶✶✶ Teach Early Years Awards 2021 (UK)
Three not-so-smart knights go in search of a dragon – the King doesn’t dare to go to bed until they defeat the beast. The knights know all about dragons, and are armed to the teeth. Now they just have to find it.
With a candle in hand, they go looking in the dark night. They soon find something that looks very much like a dragon… Charge!
In Where Is the Dragon? Leo Timmers plays with light and shade in an ingenious way. Charming illustrations tell a story in which nothing is what it seems.
‘“Where Is the Dragon?” is a beautiful, unsolvable riddle about fear, its manifestations and what it means to try to conquer what might have no intention of ever causing any harm. ‘ – New York Times
‘A fun, goofy bedtime—or anytime—story.’ – Kirkus (starred review)
‘With Where’s the dragon? Timmers confirms his reputation as one of our most important picture book makers.’ — ★★★★ De Morgen