Where is the Dragon?
Where is the Dragon? by Leo Timmers, translation: James Brown
(Gecko Press, 2021, 40 pages)
The king has seen a dragon and is afraid to go to bed before his three bravest knights have slain it. But where does the dragon hide in the dark? The three knights are undaunted, convinced they will soon find him. But it is not as easy as they had thought.
In Where is the Dragon?, we follow the three knights, the first of whom carries a candle in the blue-black night. Like them, we only get to see what’s really lurking in the darkness when the candle is brought close enough. The other two knights always remain in the dark, where they trip, fall into a well, or meet with other misfortunes. The details in this picture book are priceless, as is the conclusion, when the reader knows more than the knights. It goes without saying that there are plenty of animals here, which, arranged in a funny way, form the silhouette of a dragon. A great adventure in saturated colour.