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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
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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 example of traditional literature and a story that I’ve always liked and enjoyed reading. The message to listen to what you are told by your parents/guardians because they know best. This message is important to younger students and this book does an outstanding job at reinforcing good listening skills. An aspect of the story that I found intriguing were the characters. Peter’s siblings were named Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-Tail, which was fitting seeing as the characters are rabbits. While these characters are not looked at in depth, like Peter, they add creativity and silliness to the story that captures the attentions of children. Additionally, there are a series of other characters, such as a mouse with a pea in its mouth and a cat, that Peter encounters that support the story. I liked the author, Beatrix Potter’s writing style. The action scenes were written in chronological order, building and creating suspense. The way the lines are written on the page, the actions of the characters appear in separate exerts that flow down the page. One passage reads “… but Peter wriggled out just in time, leaving his jacket behind him… and rushed into the tool shed and jumped into a can…” Here the author separates the actions and uses exciting verb choices. ( )
  kslack3 | Oct 6, 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.

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#AMOTHERSLOVE
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  cosmodad16 | Sep 19, 2016 |
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is one that is timeless to me. The story goes that Peter was sent off to enjoy the day by his mother, but told not to sneak into the garden like their father had done. Peter was warned that he would get into trouble, but he could resist the temptation of the garden so he went anyway. While in the garden he was discovered by Mr. McGregor, the gardener. Mr. McGregor then chased Peter around trying to catch him. Finally, he stops chasing Peter, but Peter soon finds himself lost in the garden. After a very emotional Peter gets himself together he finds his way out of the garden and back home. His mother awaited his arrival back home where she sent Peter to bed because he had seemed ill to her.
I enjoyed The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The message of the tale is to listen to what you are told by your parents/guardians because they only want to keep you safe. This message is one that is typically taught to younger children. Because of the fact that I find listening skills to be so important in a classroom, I can see this book as doing an outstanding job at reinforcing good listening skills. Another aspect of the story that I found intriguing were the characters. Peter’s siblings all had interesting names: Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-Tail. While these characters aren’t looked at in depth, like Peter, they still add an extra flare of creativity and silliness to the story that would captivate the attention of a child. Peter’s character also encounters a series of other supportive characters such as a mouse with a pea in its mouth and a cat. Another aspect of the story that I enjoyed was the author’s writing style. The action scenes of the story were written in a chronological order, in a somewhat suspenseful manner. The way the lines are actually presented on the page, the actions of the characters appear in separate exerts that flow down the page. One passage reads “… but Peter wriggled out just in time, leaving his jacket behind him… and rushed into the tool shed and jumped into a can…” Here the author separates the actions and uses exciting verb choice such as “rushed.” ( )
  NathanielWhiteley | Sep 7, 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
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Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.
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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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