I'll Be You and You Be Me

by Ruth Krauss

Other authorsMaurice Sendak (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1982



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HarperCollins (1982), 40 pages


From the team that brought us A Hole Is To Dig, here's another romp through the wild and wonderful imagination of children.

User reviews

LibraryThing member glanecia
I thought this poetry collection was really insightful and very expressive; but written in words that a child might use. It's that attribute that probably won this book the Blue Ribbon award.
LibraryThing member Whisper1
One of Sendak's earlier works, this is a carefree, whimsical journey of friendship as seen and felt through the eyes of children.

The illustrations are in black and white and cute, simplistic and in fitting with the story line.

It is a cute book that won an honor for children's books -- The Blue
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LibraryThing member dms02
this was a slightly confusing and strange read...but the illustrations and some of the crazy prose were enjoyable.
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
As other reviewers have said, this seems odd - but less so when one realizes this is just how innocent little children translate how they see the world into words that their grownups might be able to understand. Awfully sweet.


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Physical description

9 inches


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