Toby, Where Are You? by William Steig

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Toby loves hiding from his parents—upstairs, downstairs, just about anywhere. But when Toby begins to think that his parents will never find him, he just can’t stand it. ‘Here I am!’ he cries.

 

About William Steig

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William Steig's drawings appeared regularly in The New Yorker since 1930. He also wrote and illustrated books for children, most recently his memoir, When Everybody Wore a Hat. His other books include Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, winner of the Caldecott Medal; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books; Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa; Pete's A Pizza; and Zeke Pippin. Teryl Euvremer has written and illustrated several picture books. In addition to Toby, What Are You?, she is also the illustrator of Toby, Where Are You?, both by William Steig. She lives in Paris.
 
Published February 20, 1997 by HarperCollins. 28 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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Toby and his parents are weasels with great dewy eyes, drawn with a soft dreaminess, so that their being winsome in the extreme is a foregone conclusion.

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The late Steig follows Toby, Where Are You?

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From early sunlit morning to candlelit evening, Toby's parents search for him throughout the house.

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reflecting the right mixture of Toby's fantasy and the parents' willingness to enter into it, Steig's (The Toy Brother) text reports that the parents are ""just a tiny bit worried."" Readers, meanwhile, can spot Toby hiding in each cozily decorated setting, although they may have to look closely.

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