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Title:
Mr. Rabbit and the lovely present
Other title(s):
Mister Rabbit and the lovely present
ISBN:
9780590757522

9780060269456

9780064430203
Publication:
New York : Harper & Row, [1962]
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 21 cm
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General Note:
LC copy in dust jacket and signed by Maurice Sendak.
Summary:
Mr. Rabbit helps a little girl find a colorful present for her mother's birthday.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 16867.
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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Charlotte Zolotow was born Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro on June 26, 1915 in Norfolk, Virginia. She studied at the University of Wisconsin, where she took classes in art, writing and child psychology. She began her publishing career in New York, in the adult trade-book division of what is now known as HarperCollins, but eventually took a job in the children's division. As an editor, she presided over her own imprint, Charlotte Zolotow Books. She was named publisher emerita at HarperCollins in 1991.

Her first picture book, The Park Book, was published in 1944. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 90 children's books including Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, My Grandson Lew, William's Doll, The Hating Book, and The Seashore Book. In 1998, the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) at the Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison's School of Education established the Charlotte Zolotow Award, which is an American literary award presented annually for outstanding picture book writing published in the United States in the preceding year. Zolotow died on November 19, 2013 at the age of 98.


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

The uncomplicated dialogue betwen a little girl and a refined rabbit is translated into straightforward Spanish in this edition of the Caldecott Honor book 'Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present' (Harper). As in the original version, Sendak's impressionistic pictures are captivating. From HORN BOOK 1995, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.