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Published October 6th, 2022


The queen has given birth to a baby and all the animals are going to her party with their gifts! But kind Rabbit can't find a gift that suits the queen’s baby. It's getting late for the party, so Rabbit lights up a lamp and goes to the party without a gift. She's not aware that she's taking the perfect gift for the queen and her baby.

This heart-warming story introduces children to concepts such as generosity of spirit, hospitality, giving without expecting to benefit in return and the impact we can unwittingly have upon others


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Download a free poster with beautiful artwork from this book!

Teacher Resources

Download a free Teacher Resource booklet with lesson plans inspired by the book!

Meet the author and illustrator

Alan Durant has written over one hundred books for children of all ages — from picture books to poetry to young adult thrillers. His picture books with Tiny Owl include Quill Soup and Human Town! He regularly visits schools, libraries and festivals in the UK and abroad, giving talks and running writing workshops.


Marjan Vafaeian is an award-winning illustrator from Iran. Her very unique art style is detailed and colourful, using ball-point pens to create the effect. Among the books Marjan illustrated for Tiny Owl are Cinderella of the Nile, and The Parrot and the Merchant.

Read more about The Perfect Gift:
  • Read more: The Perfect Gift featured in The Guardian!
  • Download: Hooray! Brand new teacher resources for The Perfect Gift!
  • Books to Bake: Celebrate World Baking Day with The Perfect Gift biscuits!
  • Read a review: 5 stars for The Perfect Gift!
  • Activity: Craft the perfect crown from The Perfect Gift!
  • Download: Our activity pack for The Perfect Gift!
  • Watch: Author Alan Durant reads The Perfect Gift
  • Read a review: Two Tiny Owl Books focused on the warmth of friendship!
  • Read more: The Perfect Gift featured in Children’s Book Advent Calendar!
  • Watch: Easy to craft bookish baubles from The Perfect Gift!
  • Read a review: Book reviewers get excited about The Perfect Gift!
  • Read a review: ‘The Perfect Gift is the perfect gift for Christmas!’ – Teacher Kiran Sunray
  • Activity: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
  • Read a review: ‘The Perfect Gift was a perfect read’ – Teacher Tom Griffiths
  • Watch: Chatting to author Alan Durant about his brand new book!
  • Activity: Check out our Christmassy crossword puzzle!
  • Read a review: ‘The Perfect Gift is PERFECT for classroom read alouds!’ – Just Imagine
  • Read a review: The Perfect Gift is a thoughtful book for the run up to Christmas!
  • Download: Download a stunning poster from our new book, The Perfect Gift!
  • Read a review: The Perfect Gift is Red Reading Hub’s ‘Picture Book of the Day!’
  • Activities: Spook-tacular Halloween activities for children!
  • Read more: Alan Durant explains putting his ‘spin on traditional tales’
  • Watch: Introducing… The Perfect Gift!
  • Meet the characters: Meet Rabbit!
  • Meet the characters: Meet the Queen
  • Meet the characters: Meet the Baby!
  • Activity: Navigate through the maze and help Rabbit reach her party!
  • Read more: It’s finally here! Happy publication day to The Perfect Gift!
  • Watch now: Waahoo! The trailer for The Perfect Gift is here!


This gorgeous picture book will linger in the little reader’s memory.

– The Guardian





A thought provoking book to share both at home and in the classroom.

- Red Reading Hub

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