Mr. Rabbit And The Lovely PresentConsumer Rating
- Number of Pages: 40
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Any collaborative effort by the esteemed Charlotte Zolotow and also the illustrious Maurice Sendak is bound to turn into a success. Ultimately, his suggestions do are available in handy, and between the two of them they figure out the perfect birthday tribute: the gift of color. 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. Luckily, she happens upon the avuncular Mr. Rabbit, whose heart is inside the appropriate place, even if he doesn't always have the best ideas. 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 offered in pears, and blue takes the shape of grapes. Finding a birthday present for her mother is no easy job for our heroine.
The soft, muted colors of Sendak's illustrations are reminiscent of a Monet landscape--utterly appealing and dreamy. This quiet, peaceful book is really a treasure for any shelf. And the reflective, sing-song dialogue between Mr. Rabbit along employing the girl is as deliciously lulling as a shady swing in a hammock. (Ages 4 to 8)
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