Toby Zebra and the Lost Zoo
Title: Toby Zebra and the Lost Zoo
Author: Donna Lugg Pape
Illustrator: Norma and Dan Garris
Publisher: Whitman Publishing Co. Inc., Racine, Wisconsin
Series: A Whitman Tell-A-Tale Book
Format: Hardback with printed cover, small-format.
Provenance: "Mrs. Jones 3rd grade" written in ball-point pen inside front cover.
Opening Sentence: "Toby peeked out of the zebra house door."
Random Passage: "'Hmm,' said Toby. 'The animals are all lost. It's no fun being alone. I will have to find them.'"
Notes: Searching for his mysteriously absent fellow zoo-mates, a curious zebra embarks on an adventure in this cute tale. Begun in 1946, Whitman's compact Tell-A-Tale series had encompassed several hundred titles by the time the brand was absorbed by Little Golden Books in 1985. Enjoy Toby's story below.