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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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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 |
In my opinion this is a good book. The story is about Peter Rabbit, who is very mischievous and breaks the rules that his mother gives. Peter finds himself in trouble and finds many different ways to escape. I liked how the plot of this story was very strong. For instance, there is a clear beginning, middle, and end of the story, including a conflict. The end of the story solves the problem, but a lesson is still learned. At the end, he does get home safely, but he misses out on supper with his siblings. Another thing that I liked about this story was the character of Peter Rabbit. This story shows a character misbehaving and not doing what they were told and in a result they almost deal with consequences that could arise. I think that it is easy for children to relate to Peter Rabbit and the author did a very good job of developing this character into someone that children can read about and believe. Overall, the message of the story is the idea of disobedience. Peter Rabbit does not listen to his mother, which is a lesson for children to learn that “parents know best.” Children can see how breaking the rules can result in many difficult consequences. ( )
  AllisonStrait | Sep 21, 2014 |
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This is the traditional story of Peter Rabbit. Peter Rabbit didn’t listen to his mother’s warning about keeping away from Mr. McGregor’s garden. While his mother was away he went into Mr. McGregor’s garden instead of fetching berries with his three siblings. In the garden, Peter had his fill of yummy vegetables to the point he got a stomachache. Just then he into contact with Mr. McGregor and was barely able to escape with his life. In the end, he returns home but is to too sick to eat the delicious meal his siblings were enjoying.

Personal Reaction
This story reminds me of the way I interact with my children. As a parent, one can set rules for children to follow, but in the end it’s up to them to follow or not. However, it is up to the parent to uphold the consequences.

Extension Ideas
The teacher will explain and play the game “Simon Says”. The winners of the game will get to pick a prize. This is great game to teach student the importance of listening and following orders.
  readcindyread | Sep 9, 2014 |
Not too much to it without the illustrations. The Raggedy Ann stories were better. They stood up well even without the illustrations. ( )
  AliceAnna | Aug 31, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Beatrix Potterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frantz, EstelleIllustratorsecondary 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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Penguin Australia

6 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

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

Urban Romantics

2 editions of this book were published by Urban Romantics.

Editions: 1909676497, 1909676500

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