Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, Maurice Sendak

Today's vintage children's book has lovely illustrations by the great Maurice Sendak. The illustrations are done in such a way that the characters feel gentle, soft, thoughtful... same with the color pallette; it feels cool, lush, tranquil.

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
by Charlotte Zolotow
Pictures by Maurice Sendak
Harper and Row, 1962


  1. I love how the rabbit sits. He has long legs and must be a hare! Funny! I'm so happy to have found your blog. I'm going to have a little hop around!

  2. Hi again, Jil! Yes, you may use my cherry photo. I need more cherries today. Aren't they gorgeous?