The Unicorn and the Moon. (Ages 4-8) 1973/1995

The Vanishing Pumpkin, by Tony Johnston. IN PRINT "When a 700-year-old woman and an 800-year-old man want to make pumpkin pie on Halloween, they can't find their pumpkin. 'Our pumpkin's been snitched,' cries the woman. And off they go to find it." (Ages 4-8) 1983

The Walking Coat, by Pauline Watson. IN PRINT "Covered from head to toe in his cousin's cast-off coat, Scott experiences the pleasure of mystifying friends and neighbors. The gentle humor of his mini-adventures will be understood, shared, and enjoyed by all young readers. Tomie dePaola's illustrations add zest and sparkle." (Ages 5-8) 1980

Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup. (Ages 4-8) 1974

The Whatchamacallit Book, by Bernice Kohn Hunt. (Ages 4-8) 1976

What the Mailman Brought, by Carolyn Craven. "William Beauregard stared out the window at the rain. He had missed the first week of school in his new city because he was sick, and now the doctor said he had to rest for another whole week. William was bored. He had read all his books twice and his train was broken. In desperation, he made a sign that said 'Sick of this' and taped it to his window so that anyone passing by could read it. What a surprise awaited him the next morning! The mailman had left a mysterious package addressed to William, with no note inside and no return address. Who could have sent it? And even more mysterious were the strange things that William began to see out of his window each day, and the puzzling but exciting packages that continued to arrive..." (Ages 4-8) 1987

Wheels, by Lisa Miller. "Look around you. There are wheels everywhere - on cars, and lawn mowers, on telephones and roller skates. Lisa Miller tells the fascinating story of the wheel and its use as a simple machine from the days of ancient civilizations to the present. Her simple presentation is enhanced by the inventive and colorful drawings which picture the wheel in many of its valuable functions. Friction, gears and cogs, water wheels, paddle wheels and windmills and many other kinds of wheels are explored and demonstrated in words and pictures. An exciting look at a seemingly simple device which plays a vital role in everyday living. Each scientific concept and experiment has been carefully checked for scientific accuracy." (Ages 4-8) 1965

When Andy Met Sandy. IN PRINT "From Caldecott and Newbery Honoree, Tomie dePaola, and Emmy Award-winning writer for the Muppets Jim Lewis comes the first book in a brand-new easy-to-read picture book series about friendship. Andy is small. Sandy is tall. Andy is quiet. Sandy is LOUD. But when these two seemingly opposites meet at a playground one day, it might just be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Written in simple words and short, declarative sentences, this book is perfect for little ones just learning to read on their own." (Ages 4-8) 2016 ANDY & SANDY BOOKS

When Everyone Was Fast Asleep. eBook "In this poetic fantasy, two small children are awakened by Token, the Fog Maiden's mysterious cat, and sent into the enchanted night. In the course of their adventure, they meet an elf horse, share warm milk and honey with trolls, and attend an extravagant ball at the palace, where they watch a play with the king and queen. As night draws to a close, the Fog Maiden floats them back to their beds and kisses them asleep. The Fog Maiden's dream world is enhanced by exquisite full-color illustrations that will stir young imaginations." (Ages 4-8) 1976

Who Needs Holes? by Sam and Beryl Epstein. "Are your clothes full of holes? No? Look again. There are arm holes, holes to put your head through, and who knows how many holes for buttons and shoelaces. A hole is nothing with something around it. It seems funny to think that we use 'nothing' every day, but we do. We use holes of all sizes and shapes. Water comes through tiny holes in our showers; cars drive through very large holes, called tunnels. Many animals even live in holes! Read about holes, think about holes, and then see how many you can find. Who Needs Holes? makes learning basic science concepts intriguing and fun. It is written by Sam and Beryl Epstein, who are old hands at explaining science to children. Tomie dePaola, who illustrated the Epsteins' Take This Hammer, again provides his gay and lively three-color and black-and-white pictures." (Ages 4-8) 1970

Who's a Friend of the Water-Spurting Whale, by Sanna Anderson Baker. "Sanna Anderson Baker's poetry and Tomie dePaola's illustrations provide a fresh look at a beautiful passage from the Bible, the Book of Job. When Job was at his lowest point, having lost everything, God said to him, 'I will question you, and you shall answer me.'" (Ages 4-8) 1987

The Wind and the Sun. 1972

The Wonderful Dragon of Timlin. "'Dragon,' a gentle and remarkable beast, with an insatiable appetite for strawberry ice cream sodas is the main character in The Wonderful Dragon of Timlin, a fairy tale. The story takes place in Timlin, a prosperous and happy island on which Dragon seeks refuge from a brave knight who wishes to fight him. Dragon is befriended by Princess Dulcia and Page Stefan who build him a house, play croquet with him and feed him ice cream sodas. All goes well until Princess Dulcia catches a cold and Dragon creates a tumult in the market place en route to visit his sick friend. King Alex banishes Dragon and Page Stefan but the tale ends happily when the remarkable beast wins the admiration of all the people by using his customary supply of fire and smoke to present a fire works display. Page Stefan, who shrewdly plans this triumphant return from exile is proclaimed Prince Hero and allowed to marry his secret lover, Princess Dulcia. Incidentally, at the wedding celebration Dragon disposes of five hundred strawberry ice cream sodas. In addition to creating an enchanting new fairy tale, Mr. dePaola shows considerable skill in his use of words, characters, and concrete details to delight the imagination of children. The mild mannered dragon is given a charming and full personality, complete with a noble past and preferences in food and recreation and appears to be a rather marvelous playmate. Timlin, the mysterious island in the middle of a shining sea is brought within the range of the child's experience by means of such familiar details as ice cream sodas and croquet games." (Ages 6-8) 1966

The Wuggie Norple Story, by Daniel M. Pinkwater. "It's not dogmatic; it's The Wuggie Norple Story, a preposterous tribute to family squabbles which can help you understand some of the puzzing things about life. Did you ever wonder why Lunchbox Louie has so many pets? Or when he's going to build a barn? The Wuggie Norple Story will answer at least one of these questions." (Ages 4-8) 1980