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Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Tale of Peter Rabbit (original 1902; edition 1997)

by Beatrix Potter

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Title:Tale of Peter Rabbit
Authors:Beatrix Potter
Info:Frederick Warne Publishers Ltd (1995), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Children's Literature

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (1902)

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I would most likely use this as a book just to have in a kindergarten classroom for them to pick up and look at when they finish their work because i feel like they could get a lot of entertainment out of this book.
  tylerschmitt | Mar 20, 2017 |
I kind of don't know why this is a big deal--it's a cute enough story, but are we really supposed to be riveted by how "naughty" Peter is and how he's stepping out of rabbit-nursery into rabbit-Ypres? We're not Edwardians anymore. ( )
  MeditationesMartini | Mar 16, 2017 |
This is a short story to teach a lesson to children. I suggest it be told to young children. ( )
  GlennBell | Mar 11, 2017 |
The tale of a curious and naughty bunny; complete with adventure, loss, danger, friendly helpers, a near escape, a resigned mother, and a moral ending. You don't get the berries and cream when you misbehave, only chamomile tea for naughty bunnies.

This is all stated without judgement on the author's part, nor are there any lectures. Just a sweet story with lovely illustrations. This particular book was given me by my grandmother, Charlotte, when I was two years old. It has always been a favorite of mine. ( )
  MrsLee | Mar 7, 2017 |
When I read to Peter's adventure as though it were myself caught in net. The story is full of tense atmosphere and peter is a naughty rabbit then he was just almost caught by the garden owner. Fortunately, he tried his best back to home.
To teachers, it is a good book to read aloud with an unknown emotion. Also, the story is easily to catch the attention with children because the adventure Peter has made.
To children, it is a good story for them to learn something is supposed to do and something is not. They can learn a lecture from Peter if they don't listen carefully to mothers, they will get troubles as well. ( )
  JCHEN16 | Mar 5, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Beatrix Potterprimary authorall editionscalculated
Frantz, EstelleIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Huws, EmilyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perkins, NancyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruth, RodIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Saludes, Esperanza G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warne, FrederickIllustratorsecondary 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.


The Dover Spanish/English coloring book contains the entire original text, translated.
This is an illustrated version of Potter's tale and should not be combined with Tale of Peter Rabbit by Potter.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0723247706, Hardcover)

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

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Editions: 1909676497, 1909676500

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