Where is the Dragon

By Leo Timmers

A hide-and-seek picture book from New York Times award-winning author Leo Timmers, about three silly knights and a clever dragon in disguise.

The king can’t sleep for fear of the dragon, so he sends his three knights outside to find it. With only one candle between them, they go out into the dark. Is that a dragon? Attack! But every suspicious shape turns out to be something else, until the knights confidently turn for home, not noticing what’s behind them.

This cleverly illustrated game-inside-a-book will have young children shouting out loud in delight as they spot the dragon hidden on every page.

Where Is the Dragon? is an absurdly fun take on mistaken dragon identity, from the master storyteller and author of “Monkey on the Run”, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Leo Timmers is one of Belgium’s pre-eminent picture book artists.

With intricately detailed illustrations and joyful rhyming text, this picture book is a fun read-aloud for toddlers and preschoolers aged 2 years and up.

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.

The Rights of this book have been sold: aracari (German), BomiArt Books (Korean), Cambourakis (French), Children’s Publications (Complex Chinese), CITIC Press (Simplified Chinese), Daruso Consulting (Czech & Slovak), Gecko Press (World English), Marsik (Turkish), Pulce (Italian), Polyandria (Russian) and Una Luna (Spanish).


‘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

Leo Timmers was born in Belgium in 1970. Trained in graphic design, he illustrates for Belgian magazines and papers as well as illustrating picture books.