The Little Elephant Who Liked to Stick His Nose In
A hilarious and artistic picture book based on a story by Rudyard Kipling
Studying the front cover of Loes Riphagen’s beautifully designed picture book The Little Elephant Who Liked to Stick His Nose In is like looking through a window into the jungle.
A big hole in the cover and cut-out sections throughout the first half of the book allow the reader to peep in through the trees. Loes Riphagen drew all the details of this jungle – plants, trees, funny animals – separately in black and white, and then cut them out and made them into collages. These were then photographed, and she coloured in just the animals on the computer, and cut sections out of the printed images. The result of this experiment is a work of art in which Riphagen has outdone herself.
The book, based on a story by Rudyard Kipling, tells the story of one very curious little elephant and how, because of his nosiness, elephants came to have their trunks.