I'd Know You Anywhere

I'd Know You Anywhere

By Hazel Hutchins; Ruth Ohi (Illustrator)

Annick Press, Library Binding, 9781550377477, 24pp.

Publication Date: September 2002


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.

About the Author
HAZEL HUTCHINS has been writing stories, giving workshops and doing school presentations across Canada for the last fifteen years. Her many books for children can be found in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Australia and beyond. She has been awarded the Writers Guild of Alberta Award for Children's Literature and nominated for the Governor General's and Mr Christie awards. She grew up on farms in southern Alberta and now lives in Canmore, Alberta with her family and pets.

written and illustrated by Ruth Ohi