Have you Seen my Trumpet?
by Michael Escoffier, illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo
Enchanted Lion Books, 2016
It’s a treat and surprise to discover what creature lurks in every word when each page poses a question that contains the answer, like, “Who is playing frisbee?” The illustration shows a bee riding a frisbee. Then a girl appears asking the creatures if they have seen her trumpet. Together the girl and creatures ask more questions while looking for the girl’s trumpet, until they ask, “Who is robbing the elephant?” and the girl finds her trumpet. A clever play on words book with a heartwarming ending. The artist is very creative in telling other stories with all the animals throughout the book. For who has seen an alligator water ski? One of the kid’s favorites will be seeing a bat sitting on a toilet in the bathroom.