You're Just What I Need (Trophy Picture Books)

Join the fun as a mother and child play a loving game of hide-and-seek in this board book edition of Ruth Krauss's delightful story, originally titled The Bundle Book. As baby hides beneath the soft blanket, Mother tries again and again to guess what in the world the bundle could be. Brought to life with luminous full-color artwork, this heart-warming story is perfect for all parents and young children to share.

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By Jaylynn (Salt Lake City, UT) · ★★★★★ · September 12, 2014
"You're Just What I Need" is a children's picture book that is very heart warming. It is a story about a mother and a daughters game of hiding under a blanket. One morning a mother sees a strange bundle under the blankets on her bed. As she wonders aloud what it might be--a monkey? A bundle of ca... ...more
By Brittnee (Austin, TX) · ★★★★★ · February 10, 2013
Comments: Ruth Krauss’ “You’re Just What I Need” is hands-down, one of the BEST children’s books any adult could read; it very well may be a book written for children, with adults especially in mind. From the gorgeous, life-like illustrations to the taunting nature of the written text, this is a... ...more
By Cassandra (Provo, UT) · ★★☆☆☆ · October 31, 2010
I thought that this book are really cute and captured the playful game that sometimes parents and children will play with each other. The pictures were really pretty and the artwork I thought was very well done. However, there was one thing which really annoyed me about this book and it was one p... ...more
By Deborah (The United States) · April 03, 2012
Just What I Need is a great story for predicting. Pre-K, K, or First grade. I like the word repetition, with some structure variation. Easy for a beginning reader to successfully read. This story is filled with periods, question marks, and exclamation points so you can talk about the different ty... ...more
By Marguarite (Marion, OH) · ★★★☆☆ · August 16, 2012
I think little ones would like this story at bedtime. Illustrations are pretty. And the game of "what's under the blanket" is absolutely something that most moms do with their children.

Charming, relatable, a good read. ...more
By Katie · ★★★★☆ · May 31, 2011
Reviewed in Spring Picture Book Round-Up Post #1: ...more
By Rob (Essex Junction, VT) · ★★☆☆☆ · May 10, 2009
I guess it's a "sweet" story but it didn't feel terribly inspired to me. Plus, I'm not really a fan of this style of illustration. /meh ...more
By Linda (Salt Lake City, UT) · ★★★☆☆ · March 29, 2011
A fun read with my kids when they were little. Cute story. ...more
By The Children (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 22, 2009
so sweet! ...more