Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present


Author: Charlotte Zolotow

Illustrator: Maurice Sendak

[SENDAK, Maurice]. Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow. Pictures by Maurice Sendak. NY: Harper & Row [1962]. Oblong 8vo, [32]pp. Color pictorial boards; color illustrations on every other page. slight rubbing to spine ends and corners, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (medal not affixed).

First edition, first state, having a printed dust jacket price of $2.95 and a list of 4 earlier titles by Zolotow on the rear flap. 1963 Caldecott Honor Book! Mr. Rabbit helps a little girl find a lovely present for her mother, who is especially fond of red, yellow, green, and blue. Sendak’s lush watercolors, reminiscent of Winslow Homer, are both warm and vibrant.