"Every child with a security blanket or special toy will relate to D.W.'s dilemma in this story about her search for her lost blankie. When D.W. discovers that her blankie is missing, she and Arthur search high and low, to no avail. D.W. has some interesting ideas about where the blanket might be - at a car wash, the library, or stolen by the Tibble twins. She is under a cloud all day because of her separation anxiety. At nighttime, D.W. is certain that she won't be able to fall asleep without it. Father assures her that mother will help him search for it when she gets home. As D.W. sits miserably in bed, Mother comes to the rescue with the newly washed blankie. Although it doesn't quite look or smell the same, D.W. can now fall right to sleep, with blankie resting under her cheek." - Jeanne K. Pettenati, Children's Literature.