Has Anyone Here Seen William?
Bob Graham. Little Brown and Company, $0 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-316-32313-0
Nobody saw William's first step. He took it right off the front stoop and tumbled into the grass. As William learns to walk, he causes the members of his family to ask one another, perhaps once a day, ``Where is William?'' Luckily, this highly unsupervised child finds his way to ponds that are only ankle deep, and into department store window displays instead of the hands of unseemly strangers. His family, reassuringly, always finds him, and fortunately for them, William usually manages to wear himself out by nightfall. Familiarity provides this story with its charm; readers will easily recognize the refrain around which the very funny Graham constructs his tale. Lavish watercolors reveal William in various situations. In fact, the places where he turns up will be as surprising to readers as they are for his family. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1989