Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present

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by Charlotte Zolotow, Maurice Sendak
     
 

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The author of such classics as My Granson Lew, Williams's Doll, and Over and Over needs no introduction. Neither does her collaborator Maurice Sendak, who has illustrated so many of today's best-loved, as well as most distinguised, books for children. The heroine of their book has a problem. And at first it does not look as though Mr. Rabbit is going to be much help

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The author of such classics as My Granson Lew, Williams's Doll, and Over and Over needs no introduction. Neither does her collaborator Maurice Sendak, who has illustrated so many of today's best-loved, as well as most distinguised, books for children. The heroine of their book has a problem. And at first it does not look as though Mr. Rabbit is going to be much help in solving it. For everyone knows you cannot give your mother a red roof, a yellow taxi-cab, a green caterpillar, or a blue lake for her birthday. But then all the little girl had said was that her mother liked red, yellow, green and blue—and so Mr. Rabbit was trying. How he and the liitle girl come up with the absolutely perfect present makes a story the the youngest reader will love. And the wonderously bright full-color pictures will bring hours of pleasure to readers and lookers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595190628
Publisher:
Live Oak Media
Publication date:
03/28/1987
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Charlotte Zolotow—author, editor, publisher, and educator—has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics, such as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

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Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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WestSong More than 1 year ago
This timeless classic has beautiful illustrations and a gentle message. Perfect bedtime story for preschoolers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Rabbit is so gentlemanly that he is almost 'courtly.' It's hard not to fall in love with him even though he is a rabbit! In the soft and delicate drawings Mr. Rabbit helps a young lady decide on and find the perfect present for her mother. Only Sendak and Zolotow could have created such beauty in a book! Awarded the l963 Caldecott Honor Book and included in Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970(ALA).
Guest More than 1 year ago
The little girl of the story needs help in deciding what to get her mother for her birthday. She asks the help of Mr. Rabbit. Together they come up with a variety of gift ideas. In the end, the little girl has a lovely present for her mother.