Toby Tootles

Toby is having the best birthday party ever until an ill-timed and unintended toot draws unwelcome attention and teasing. Poor Toby--he is so embarrassed! And now everyone is calling him "Tootles." To get out from under his cloud of shame, Toby goes to visit his grandmother, hoping to get some sympathy and understanding. But as it turns out, Grandma is a bit of a gasbag herself with her own windy issues. She toots not once, not twice, but THREE times during Toby's visit. And she's not even embarrassed about it! But Toby is. He's embarrassed by her and for her. It's only when Toby is facing another digestive episode that he realizes maybe it's time to follow Grandma's lead and not let little things get in the way of enjoying life. After all, gas happens! A sweet and funny lesson on how to handle life's hiccups and other unexpected "eruptions."

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On pre-order until 03/15/2023 $18.99 $18.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey E
Lexile 490L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level N
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111790), PDF (9781668918142), Hosted ebook (9781668918562)
Copyright 2023
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 10 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Author: Stephanie Gibeault

Stephanie Gibeault is an award-winning freelance writer who lives just outside Toronto, Canada. As both a biologist and a professional dog trainer, she’s been swarmed by monkeys, grumbled at by gorillas, and covered in fur and drool. Now Stephanie writes books for children that feature tooty humor or science. She’s usually found reading her latest work out loud and laughing at her own silly jokes. She hopes her neighbors can’t hear! Visit her at and on Twitter @GibeaultWrites.

Illustrator: Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan lives in Austin, Texas. Her days are spent working on her many book ideas. You can usually find her at home with her senior dogs, hunkering down on a shady porch with some green tea. Outside of working on her books, Mary loves hiking, drawing for educational publishers, and cooking. Her books include The Ghouls’ Guide to Good Grammar, Ball (a 2014 Geisel Honor Book Award winner), Treat, Frankie, Nobody’s Duck, Up on Bob, and Duck Duck Moose. See more of her work on Instagram @sullivandraws and at

Original Artwork
Full-color illustrations