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Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present

by Maurice Sendak, Charlotte Zolotow

Sendak’s soft pastel illustrations beautifully complement this endearing tale of a little girl’s search for a perfect present.

Little Girl really needs to find a birthday present for her mother in her favourite colour. But with so many things to choose from, she’s going to need some help from Rabbit . . .

And so they search, learning about colours as they go.



About Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated wasKenny's Window, published in 1956. In his lifetime, he illustrated over 80 books, and received many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where The Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. He passed away in May 2012.


About Charlotte Zolotow

Charlotte Zolotow was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1915. She was a renowned American author, poet, editor and publisher of many books for children. As well as authoring over 60 books for children, she worked as an editor at HarperCollins and edited many well-known authors such as Paul Fleischman, Paul Zindel, Mary Rodgers, Robert Lipsyte and Francesca Lia Block. She lived in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, where she died, aged 98.  



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