The Perfect Gift (Hardcover)

By Mary Newell Depalma

Arthur A. Levine Books, 9780545154024, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

List Price: 16.99*
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A celebration of books, teamwork, and the joy of a gift for someone you love.

A tiny bird has found the most beautiful red strawberry to give her grandmother, but PLOP! it falls into the river. Not even the help of all of the bird's friends can get it back before a hungry crocodile snatches it up. The friends put their heads together and come up with the perfect idea of a new gift for Grandma: They'll create a book about their adventure with the strawberry! Grandma loves the story, of course, and is proud of her little author.

About the Author

Mary Newell DePalma is an author and illustrator of children's books. Before Mary was a children's book author and illustrator, she knitted designer sweaters, interpreted for the deaf, and painted signs. Some of her hobbies include gardening, knitting, reading, and, of course, drawing! She has illustrated MY CHAIR, A GRAND OLD TREE, and THE NUTCRACKER DOLL for Arthur A. Levine Books. Mary lives in Boston with her husband and two children.