I'd Know You Anywhere

By Hazel Hutchins; Ruth Ohi (Illustrator)
(Annick Press, Hardcover, 9781550377477, 24pp.)

Publication Date: September 2002

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Board Book, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the September 2010 Indie Next List
“During the summer of 1985, Walter Bowman is a young 'spree' killer when he kidnaps 15-year-old Elizabeth Lerner. This psychological thriller spans the following 20 years in the life of Elizabeth Lerner/Eliza Benedict. Having left behind the memory of her captivity and rescue, and of Walter's capture, trial, and death-sentence verdict, she is drawn back to the past when she is contacted by Walter's advocate asking her help in commuting his upcoming execution to a life sentence. This compelling and sensitive story of predator and prey is a work of suspense not to be missed.”
-- Carol Hicks, Bookshelf At Hooligan Rocks, Truckee, CA


Another charming rhyming picture book from the celebrated team of Hazel Hutchins and Ruth Ohi.

Jeremy tries to hide among the many toy monsters in his bedroom. But when his father recognizes him, they begin a lovingly simple and repetitious game of verbal hide-and-seek. ""If I became a moss green frog Beside a singing creek, Like every other moss green frog That you might ever meet -- If I became a moss green frog, Would you know me then?" "I'd know you anywhere," said his father."

Jeremy's playful imagination skips through other possible disguises and hideaways: an octopus beneath the ocean deep; a sheep upon a mountainside; a cloud drifting high above; a single blade of grass in the yard below; a monster dressed in monster clothes.

After each poetic question Jeremy's father replies reassuringly, "I'd know you."

And Jeremy laughs and says, "I'd know you too."

Warm, soft watercolor illustrations depict with gentle humor the many incarnations of Jeremy.

A comforting, reassuring book that children and parents will enjoy reading together.

Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com


  1. Describe Eliza as an adult and as a teenager. How has she changed? What of her personality is the same? How did the trauma of her kidnapping impact her relationship with her parents, her sister, her husband, her children?

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