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Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by…

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (1962)

by Charlotte Zolotow

Other authors: Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

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  CurrColl | Sep 12, 2019 |
I love finding and reading old children's books. This one was okay. The illustrations were nice but the repetition throughout the story because stale after a few pages. I did like the ending with the fruits and the basket. I guess children could learn the colors from this book and the items associated with the colors. ( )
  booklover3258 | Sep 6, 2019 |
A little girl seeks help from a rabbit in finding the perfect birthday present for her mother. She begins with colors her mother likes and goes from there ending up each time with fruit. The story is sweet in the way the girls says she would give her mother the sun and the stars if she could. The illustrations are soft and go from bright in the beginning to dark to match the time of day. ( )
  JenniferSprinkle | Jul 11, 2019 |
I really enjoye dthis book because of the rabbit. The rabbit looked like a person and he was able to help this young girl locate the perfect present for her mother's birthday. They were able to wlak through the woods locating differnet colored things in order to be able to find the perfect gift. In the end, the little . girl was able to fill her mothers birthday basket with allot of her favorite things and making that the lovely present ( )
  Rmendez11 | Apr 23, 2018 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 20, 2017 |
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"Mr. Rabbit," said the little girl, "I want help."
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0064430200, Paperback)

Any collaborative effort by the esteemed Charlotte Zolotow and the illustrious Maurice Sendak is bound to be a success. These beloved creators of countless children's favorites outdo themselves with this 1963 Caldecott Honor-winning classic about a little girl in need of assistance. Finding a birthday present for her mother is no easy task for our heroine. Luckily, she happens upon the avuncular Mr. Rabbit, whose heart is in the right place, even if he doesn't always have the best ideas. Ultimately, his suggestions do come in handy, and between the two of them they determine the ideal birthday tribute: the gift of color. Children will join the protagonists in contemplating how to make the abstract tangible, and all readers will be delighted to see yellow translate to bananas, as green is given in pears, and blue takes the shape of grapes.

The soft, muted colors of Sendak's illustrations are reminiscent of a Monet landscape--utterly appealing and dreamy. And the reflective, sing-song dialogue between Mr. Rabbit and the girl is as deliciously lulling as a shady swing in a hammock. This quiet, peaceful book is a treasure for any shelf. (Ages 4 to 8)

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Mr. Rabbit helps a little girl find a colorful present for her mother's birthday.

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