Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
A classic story of a young girl who wants to get the perfect gift for her mother, but doesn’t know what to get her.
She meets Mr. Rabbit and they quietly walk through the woods discussing what would make a perfect gift. They discuss colors and items that are those colors and how they would appeal to her mother. A quiet, lovely story that addresses a small child’s major concern. I sometimes read this book when I need a soothing read, it’s so gentle and loving.