The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

by Mary Newell Depalma

Hardcover

$16.99

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545154024
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.76(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: AD570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


Mary Newell DePalma is an author and illustrator of children’s books. Before Mary was a children's book author and illustrator, she knitted designer sweaters, interpreted for the deaf, and painted signs. Some of her hobbies include gardening, knitting, reading, and, of course, drawing! She has illustrated MY CHAIR, A GRAND OLD TREE, and THE NUTCRACKER DOLL for Arthur A. Levine Books. Mary lives in Boston with her husband and two children.

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CrystalRushton on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Little Lorikeet finds a beautiful, red strawberry that she wants to take to her grandmother as a gift. But then, uh-oh, Lori drops the strawberry in to the bottom of the river, where a mean crocodile lives. Not to worry though, Lori's friends, the chipmunk, the goose, and the frog are willing to help. But, when Frog finally gets the strawberry up from the bottom of the river, the mean crocodile is ready and waiting, so Lori has to throw away the strawberry to save her friends. Lori and her friends all get a way safely, expect for the crocodile ate their strawberry and now Little Lori has nothing to take to her grandmother, so her and her friends work together to make a book for her grandma that tells the story of what happened. This book is a really great read aloud for students in kindergarten and first grade. It teaches children that giving a gift is more than just giving something materialistic. In addition, it is a great example for students to see how a book can make a great gift, which will hopefully encourage them to make books of their own.