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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)

by Beatrix Potter

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Series: Peter Rabbit (1)

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This heartfelt picture book entisols the adventures if peter rabbit and Mr Mcgreors garden. Peter rabbit has resisted going into the garden for a while, but he is tempted one day. This book is an excellent representation if how disobeying your parents can lead to trouble. No matter how bad you want to do something, you are never supposed to disobey your parents. I would read this book to a group of 3-6 year olds because they are at the age where they have to learn the hard way. Learning the hard way can be a good and bad experience depending in the situation.
  mbabst | May 4, 2015 |
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a story about four little rabbits who lived with their Mother. Mother left the children to go to the baker's and told them not to get into mischief, and especially don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden. Peter Rabbit's siblings went down the lane to gather blackberries, but Peter went straight for Mr. McGregor's garden. He ate lettuce, french beans, radishes and when he was looking for some parsley, he ran into Mr. McGregor! Mr. McGregor chased Peter and Peter got trapped in gooseberry net. Some friendly sparrows helped Peter out of the net and he wandered around the garden trying to find his way out. Peter eventually found his way out and ran all the way home without looking back, but he had lost all of his clothes.This story shows that there can be consequences to your actions and that you should follow the rules. Each student could re-create their favorite scene from this book by drawing it out and write one sentence explaining why they chose that scene. ( )
  EmilyDrennan | Apr 26, 2015 |
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the quintessential cautionary tale, warning children about the grave consequences of misbehaving. This was my first reading of the book and I can't shake the feeling that Peter is really caught by Mr McGregor, and that the second half of the book is a mere dream sequence of being skinned and made into a pie. I don't have any evidence to back me up other than I found the story of Peter's father foreshadowing. ( )
  crunchymunchkin | Apr 22, 2015 |
The color in the illustrations are gently to the eyes of the reader. They give the reader a passive and gentle imagery of the story. Good book to convey following directions and listening to your parents.
  JoseJay | Mar 16, 2015 |
Summary- Peter Rabbit, being the honoree bunny he is, does not listen to his mothers warning about keeping away from Mr. McGregor’s garden. Peter goes into the garden to get so berries for him and three siblings. While in the garden, Mr. McGregor finds Peter. Peter finds himself in a lot of danger, while he tries to escape from the angry Mr. McGregor. Peter end up escaping but lost his clothing on the way. He returns home feeling very sick. His sibling and mother get to snack on the nice treat he risked so much to get.
Personal Reaction - I really like this book. It is a cute story for kids and it teaches kids a lesson about listening to their parents. The main lesson of this book is about the consequences of dissections. The books good, but the lesion it teaches is the best part.
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1.“Mr. McGregor’s Garden” Have the student assist you in making a classroom garden. Plant things such radishes, peas, and other thing you would typically find in the garden. Have a daily watering chart to have the kids get involved with the garden
2. “ Peter Rabbit and his Family”- Do a small unit over rabbits. Teach about what they eat, where they live, what different kinds of rabbits there are and things along this line. At the end of the unit, ( if you are a loud) bring a live bunny into the classroom. ( )
  Sarah0423 | Feb 11, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Beatrix Potterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frantz, EstelleIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Huws, EmilyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perkins, NancyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruth, RodIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Saludes, Esperanza G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.
He was put in a pie by Mrs Macgregor.
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I have been separating the hieroglyph edition from other versions of Peter Rabbit, but it keeps getting combined again. I hold that the group of people who want to read a hieroglyphic version is rather different from average Beatrix Potter fans and therefore the "cocktail party" test applies.


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The quintessential cautionary tale, Peter Rabbit warns naughty children about the grave consequences of misbehaving. When Mrs. Rabbit beseeches her four furry children not to go into Mr. McGregor's garden, the impish Peter naturally takes this as an open invitation to create mischief. He quickly gets in over his head, when he is spotted by farmer McGregor himself. Any child with a spark of sass will find Peter's adventures remarkably familiar. And they'll see in Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail that bane of their existence: the "good" sibling who always does the right thing. One earns bread and milk and blackberries for supper, while the obstinate folly of the other warrants medicine and an early bedtime.

Beatrix Potter's animal stories have been a joy to generations of young readers. Her warm, playful illustrations in soft colors invite children into the world of words and flights of fancy. Once there, she gently and humorously guides readers along the path of righteousness, leaving just enough room for children to wonder if that incorrigible Peter will be back in McGregor's garden tomorrow. (Ages Baby to Preschool)

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Naughty Peter Rabbit disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.

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6 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0723247706, 0723257930, 0723258767, 0723267693, 072326841X, 0723268568

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Editions: 1909676497, 1909676500

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