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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 by Beatrix Potter is a classic cautionary tale for children about misbehaving and disobeying parents. The book is about a "naughty" young rabbit who deliberately disobeys his mother when she warns him and his three sisters not to go into Mr. McGregors vegetable garden. While wandering about the garden eating carrots and cabbage, Peter gets spotted and chased after by Mr. McGregor. Although Peter is able to escape, he loses his shoes and new blue jacket and is sick for the rest of the night. I think this is a cute little story with darling illustrations to match. I think this book would be great to use during a science lesson or unit on photosynthesis and plant growth. The students could all help to make a small class garden, and I could also have them make their own little scarecrows like the one in the story. ( )
  mmiller28 | Dec 2, 2015 |
Peter Rabbit breaks the rules and goes into Mr. McGregor's garden and now has to escape. ( )
  Jacobf | Nov 17, 2015 |
The Tale of Peter Rabbit tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden! Peter the Rabbit gets into Mr. McGregor’s garden after mama rabbit said not to. He ate carrots and cabbage. Mr. McGregor saw Peter the rabbit and yelled, “Get out of my garden!” Peter took off as fast he could to get away. He did get away, but when he got home and was getting ready for bed he was very sick. The illustrations were short and sweet, colorful. On some of the pages there were no illustrations and only text. This would be a good lesson for children, when an adult tells a child to not do something; there is usually a reason for it. As shown in the book, Peter the rabbit decided not to listen to his mom after she said not to go in the garden, and he got sick. ( )
  klytle | Oct 12, 2015 |
Obviously this is the most classic tale from Beatrix Potter. It teaches an ample lesson on greed and listening to the good advice of a parent. it can be used for ages up through middle school, as I think that we all know the story but it is sometimes good to revisit and a comforting story to hear. While sometimes we do not do what is right but often times we learn the hardest lesson because of the mistakes we make, regardless if they are intentional.
  barquist | May 30, 2015 |
This heartfelt picture book entisols the adventures if peter rabbit and Mr Mcgreors garden. Peter rabbit has resisted going into the garden for a while, but he is tempted one day. This book is an excellent representation if how disobeying your parents can lead to trouble. No matter how bad you want to do something, you are never supposed to disobey your parents. I would read this book to a group of 3-6 year olds because they are at the age where they have to learn the hard way. Learning the hard way can be a good and bad experience depending in the situation.
  mbabst | May 4, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Beatrix Potterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Officer, Robynmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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.
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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