You're Just What I Need

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.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (March 6, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006443561X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064435611
 I love this book. It is so cute with a darling story line. The illustrations are precious. 5 Stars!

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis

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