One morning a mother saw a strange bundle under the blankets in her bed. "What is it?" she said to herself. "What can it be?"
So begins Ruth Krauss's charming story of a mother and child playing hide-and-seek. Baby hides beneath the blanket, and Mother tries, again and again, to guess what in the world the bundle could be.
"Can it be a bundle of laundry... a bundle of carrots...a monkey? Young readers will delight in this familiar game and its satisfying ending.
Ruth Krauss's celebration of the wonderful moments between a mother and her child are brought to life by Julia Noonan's soft and playful artwork, making this a perfect story for all parents and young children to share.
About The Author:
Ruth Krauss was one of the most widely celebrated children's book authors of all time. Her long list of award-winning books includes THE CARROT SEED, THE HAPPY DAY, A HOLE IS TO DIG, OPEN HOUSE FOR BUTTERFLIES, A VERY SPECIAL HOUSE, and many others. Her books continue to be read and cherished by children throughout the world.
About The Illustrator:
Julia Noonan has illustrated a number of best-selling children's books, including DREAMLAND; EMMA & MOMMY TALK TO GOD; THE SHUT_EYE TRAIN; and TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR. She has also contributed to Sesame Street Magazine, Good Housekeeping and The New York Times. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
- Reading level: Ages 4-8
- Paperback: 40 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (March 6, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 006443561X
- ISBN-13: 978-0064435611
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis