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 blueand 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.
|Publisher:||Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About 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.
Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop! and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This timeless classic has beautiful illustrations and a gentle message. Perfect bedtime story for preschoolers.
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).
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.