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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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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 |
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 |
Mr. McGregor has two things on his mind when he sees Peter in his garden. One is the safety of his lettuces; the other is rabbit pie. Peter was carefully told not to go into Mr. McGregor's garden, but some little bunnies have to learn things the hard way.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jun 30, 2016 |
I used to read this one often. The charming British touch kept it fascinating, Peter Rabbit was adorable, there was tension and suspense, a moral message, and an awesome ending. Perfect for children and hard to forget. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
Peter Rabbit goes on a journey to find someone he wants to hop with, because it's no fun hopping on your own.
  mbrandel | May 4, 2016 |
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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
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.
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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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