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Mr. Rabbit helps a little girl find a lovely present for her mother, who is especially fond of red, yellow, green, and blue.
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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)From the Back Cover:
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.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003989009
Book Description PUFFIN BOOKS. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0140500375I5N00
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR002904266
Book Description Puffin Books, 1971. Paperback. Condition: Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # BBI2510970
Book Description Puffin Books, 1973. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Seller Inventory # 24644ooy003
Book Description Puffin, London, 1973. Soft cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Sendak, Maurice (illustrator). Reprint. Wide octavo paperback. Colour illustrations throughout. Crease on front cover, edges a little rubbed, possible very slight water bucking (very light), Good condition overall. No inscriptions. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 053110
Book Description Puffin Books, 1984. Soft Cover. Condition: Fair. Sendak, Maurice (illustrator). Reprint. Covered in clear plastic film. Previous owner'sname inside. Some marks here and there. Quite a well read copy. Lovely illustrations. Picture Puffins. An acceptable reading copy. Seller Inventory # 38588
Book Description Puffin, Harmondsworth, 1984. Stapled Card Covers. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Reprint. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak, previous owner name on inside front cover, (Picture Puffins). Seller Inventory # 136423
Book Description PUFFIN BOOKS. PAPERBACK. Condition: Fair. 0140500375 previous onwer inscription. Seller Inventory # BLUE0004663
Book Description Penguin Picture Puffins (Puffin), GB, 1971. Paperback. Condition: VG+. Maurice SendaL (illustrator). 1st Thus. Seller Inventory # pPPX037