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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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A great story! ( )
  caseybp | Dec 27, 2016 |
discusses the little adventures of peter the rabbit and how he adventures around a farm
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  TUCC | Dec 9, 2016 |
The message/lesson in The Tale Of Peter Rabbit is that it's important to listen and behave or there will be consequences. I liked this book for a few reasons. The first reason I liked this book is the plot is suspenseful and engaging. Peter Rabbit gets himself into trouble in Mr. McGregor's garden, and finds himself in trouble over and over again as he runs from Mr. McGregor. For example, Peter Rabbit gets stuck in the gooseberry net, and then is found in the tool shed. A second reason I liked this book was the language is fun and descriptive which makes the writing more interesting. A good example of this is the names the author gave the rabbits- Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton Tail and Peter. The names are are cute and fun. The last reason I liked this book was the characters are believable even though they are rabbits. Peter Rabbit acts just like a child would, he goes off and does what he's not supposed to do, and when he gets home his mother punishes him just like any other mother would. The characters are very relatable for children who read this book. ( )
  baileywysong | Nov 27, 2016 |
The Tale of Peter the Rabbit was a really kid friendly book. The most entertaining part of this book is, obviously, the engaging pop art that Beatrix Potter contributed to the book. I think children would really enjoy reading this book, while getting the chance to “act out” the scenes with Peter the Rabbit. The story tells us how Peter the Rabbit did not listen to his mother and got caught in a big mess. His mother told Peter and his siblings not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden; Potter hints the fact that Peter’s father died after being caught in Mr. McGregor’s garden by saying that “he was put in a pie.” But unfortunately, Peter does not listen to his mother and goes straight into the garden. The story goes on to describe the wild goose chase between Peter and Mr. McGregor, and how Peter was almost caught. By the end of the story Peter is all tired out and finds his way back home. The stories’ ending was not what I expected. I think instead of going into great detail about why Peter should not have gone into the garden, Potter chose to end it by saying how Peter was so tired from running around that his siblings ate all the good food their mother brought home. I think the point was to show how Peter didn’t listen to his mother, which led to bad consequences for his actions. Very cute book, I think kids would really enjoy it. ( )
  NihadKased | Oct 12, 2016 |
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a classic. The story is about a boy bunny named Peter Rabbit and his family. The bunnies all wear clothes in the book. The book begins with the family picking berries and the mom explaining to the children what happened to the father. The family is without their father because he was "put in a pie by Ms. Mcgregor." The bunny is naughty and repeatedly doesn't listen to his mother. The mother tells him and his bunny sisters to stay out of Mr. McGregor's garden. The naughty bunny doesn't listen to his mother. He goes over to Mr. McGregor's garden and feasts on the farmer's vegetable crop. The farmer Mr. McGregor almosts catches the bunny, but he manages to escape with his life. When Peter get's home, he is scolded by his mother for not listening. His mother gives his sisters berries and milk for nourishment. Peter is sent to bed with only tea. An extension lesson for this book would be to play hot potato just with a carrot. Another extension idea would be to bring a basket of vegetables that are eaten in the book and let the class try each of the vegetables.

  cosmodad16 | Sep 19, 2016 |
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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.


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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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