The Nutshell Library
First published in 1963, this boxed set of four very little books were written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, one year before he published and won the prestigious Caldecott Award for Where the Wild Things Are. Three concept books include One was Johnny, a counting book, Chicken Soup With Rice, a book of months, and Alligators All Around, an alphabet book. The trio is rounded out with the cautionary tale, Pierre. Pair this with Carol King’s Broadway soundtrack, Really Rosie for a near-perfect gift.