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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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Beatrix Potter's original cautionary tale, Peter Rabbit has stood the test of time as children's literature. This is the first of many Peter Rabbit books. Mother rabbit warns her four children not to venture into farmer McCgregor's garden. Peter, the mischief maker, does not heed his mother's warning and goes into the garden where he finds himself in trouble when farmer McCgregor comes after him.

I realized after reading some of my classmates reviews, that I had gone about my original review in the wrong manner. So, in this review I am focusing less on approaching the text through lit theory, and more on how it can be used to teach young children. Peter Rabbit is a classic cautionary tale. It can be used to teach children to listen to instructions, and the consequences of irresponsible actions.

1) In class, young children learning this story could be asked to write down what they think Peter did wrong, and then elaborate on it.
2) A class could also come up with ideas about what Peter's day might have been like if he had listened to his mother.
  GaryReddin | Jul 13, 2017 |
I have loved this book since I was a kid. It is a book that stays with you through adulthood. ( )
  ashlye | May 8, 2017 |
Peter Rabbit is very catchy. The tale of a curious 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. ( )
  Devin_Woodall | May 1, 2017 |
I love this book because it is one I was read as a child. It is fun and catchy. This book is a classic and is one that children love to read. The pictures are nice. ( )
  chasityashe | Apr 12, 2017 |
Pieter Konijn is een echte klassieker. Tegenwoordig zijn er hele moderne prentenboeken beschikbaar, naar mijn mening is Pieter Konijn een klassieker die gelezen moet worden. Er zit een spannende verhaallijn in, en het is erg prettig om te lezen. ( )
  svenluiten | Apr 11, 2017 |
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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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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

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Editions: 1909676497, 1909676500

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