cover image The Perfect Present

The Perfect Present

Michael Hague. HarperCollins Publishers, $16 (1pp) ISBN 978-0-688-10880-9

Jack knows better than any bunny that selecting a holiday gift for someone you love is never easy. But after he finally locates the ""perfect present"" for his sweetheart Ginger, he faces something even more distressing: it hops right out of his hands. The energetic gift ends up with Ginger, but not before Hague (Sleep, Baby, Sleep) leads readers on a spirited romp through bustling village streets. Jack's urgent chase bounds beyond the book's normal trim size onto four expanded foldout spreads featuring quaint European streets and an enormous animal cast of dapper shoppers. Hague's sumptuous wintry watercolors are among his strongest work. All ages. (Oct.)