'Looking for Tom' is a picture book that centers on the theme of loneliness. It is a (true) story about a girl who loses her much loved cat Tom, the center of her universe. She puts up posters all around town in an effort to find him. Lots of people call her and tell her they've seen him, but they turn out to be lonely individuals looking for an excuse for someone to visit them. In the end the cat is returned by Bobby, the little boy that was trying to get her attention all along.