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Perfect Present

Perfect Present

by Michael Hague
     
 
In this timeless and heartwarming tale, a young rabbit goes in search of the perfect present and, despite some hilarious mishaps, discovers the joys of giving. It's Christmas Eve, and Jack spies a little brown kangaroo in Big Bear's Toy Shoppe—the perfect present for his sweetheart. But before Big Bear can wrap it up, the toy goes bouncing out the door! Each

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In this timeless and heartwarming tale, a young rabbit goes in search of the perfect present and, despite some hilarious mishaps, discovers the joys of giving. It's Christmas Eve, and Jack spies a little brown kangaroo in Big Bear's Toy Shoppe—the perfect present for his sweetheart. But before Big Bear can wrap it up, the toy goes bouncing out the door! Each page is filled with enchanting surprises, including four gigantic gatefolds that open into wondrous winterland panoramas.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jack knows better than any bunny that selecting a holiday gift for someone you love is never easy. But after he finally locates the "perfect present" for his sweetheart Ginger, he faces something even more distressing: it hops right out of his hands. The energetic gift ends up with Ginger, but not before Hague (Sleep, Baby, Sleep) leads readers on a spirited romp through bustling village streets. Jack's urgent chase bounds beyond the book's normal trim size onto four expanded foldout spreads featuring quaint European streets and an enormous animal cast of dapper shoppers. Hague's sumptuous wintry watercolors are among his strongest work. All ages. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Jack Rabbit is looking for a gift for his sweetheart Ginger. He sets off to the toy store where he finds a soft furry kangaroo. Jack knows that this is the perfect present. Alas, the wind-up toy springs out of the gift box and sets off a mad chase through the town. Jack is despondent when he fails to capture the toy, but imagine his surprise when he finds that it landed at Ginger's door. It is a rollicking story that is peopled with anthropomorphic animals in a delightful setting. Hague's bright watercolors fill every page and, as a special treat, there are four gatefolds (4 page spreads) for kids to feast their eyes on. The book trussed up like a Christmas package will indeed make a perfect present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688108809
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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