Project Description


Where Are You?

by Francesca Simon
illustrated by David Melling

A simple story with lovable characters that reassuringly depicts the familiar childhood experience of being lost… and found.

On his first visit to a supermarket with his grandfather, Harry smells cupcakes and dashes off to find them. As Harry merrily follows the delicious smell through the bustling store, Grandpa searches the aisles and shelves for Harry. Just as Harry finds the cupcakes, he realizes that Grandpa is not with him. Suddenly the supermarket, crowded with strangers, seems frightening to Harry. Finally the two collide and have a happy reunion.

Children will rejoice in the uplifting and satisfying ending as Harry gets his cupcake and his beloved Grandpa back. A child’s overwhelming experience of being separated from an adult is presented in an unthreatening way in Francesca Simon’s charming story. David Melling’s delightful and bright illustrations colorfully bring to life the endearing and spirited characters.

Hardcover: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-179-1
Total Pages: 32
Size: 8 3/8 x 9 3/8
Language: English
Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 52415
AR Reading Level: 1.1
AR Points: 0.5


“The straightforward story deals reassuringly with the fear of being lost, but [the] visual touches transform this brief tale into a charmer.” ―Publishers Weekly

“Youngsters will relate to the story and find the happy reunion satisfying.” ―School Library Journal


NAPPA Children’s Resources Gold Award ―National Parenting Publications Awards 1999

Meet the Author

Francesca Simon has published several books for children, including The Topsy-Turvies, Spider School, But What Does The Hippopotamus Say?, and with David Melling, Where Are You? and What’s That Noise? She lives in England.

Meet the Illustrator

David Melling illustrated Where Are You?, If I Didn’t Have Elbows, Brilliant the Dinosaur, Tractor and Digger Save the Day, and What’s That Noise? He lives in England.