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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter How is this book unique? Illustrations Included Free Audiobook The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother who puts The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter How is this book unique? Illustrations Included Free Audiobook The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother who puts him to bed after dosing him with camomile tea. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter's former governess Annie Carter Moore, in 1893. It was revised and privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. The book was a success, and multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following its debut. It has been translated into 36 languages and with 45 million copies sold it is one of the best-selling books of all time. The book has generated considerable merchandise over the decades since its release for both children and adults with toys, dishes, foods, clothing, videos and other products made available. Potter was one of the first to be responsible for such merchandise when she patented a Peter Rabbit doll in 1903 and followed it almost immediately with a Peter Rabbit board game.


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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter How is this book unique? Illustrations Included Free Audiobook The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother who puts The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter How is this book unique? Illustrations Included Free Audiobook The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother who puts him to bed after dosing him with camomile tea. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter's former governess Annie Carter Moore, in 1893. It was revised and privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. The book was a success, and multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following its debut. It has been translated into 36 languages and with 45 million copies sold it is one of the best-selling books of all time. The book has generated considerable merchandise over the decades since its release for both children and adults with toys, dishes, foods, clothing, videos and other products made available. Potter was one of the first to be responsible for such merchandise when she patented a Peter Rabbit doll in 1903 and followed it almost immediately with a Peter Rabbit board game.

30 review for The Tale of Peter Rabbit: By Beatrix Potter: Illustrated & Unabridged

  1. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    Once upon a time there was four litter Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Old Mrs. Rabbit has to run a few errands and has to leave her children home, alone, for a few hours. Before she goes, she makes sure to clearly tell them: "...you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden." And so the girls, being good little girls, listen to their mother and go to pick blackberries for the family. Peter...on the other Once upon a time there was four litter Rabbits, and their names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Old Mrs. Rabbit has to run a few errands and has to leave her children home, alone, for a few hours. Before she goes, she makes sure to clearly tell them: "...you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden." And so the girls, being good little girls, listen to their mother and go to pick blackberries for the family. Peter...on the other hand... ...ran straight away to Mr. McGregor's garden. Chaos ensues. Will he make it back? Or die like his father at hands of the old farmer? This one brings up so many memories - and rereading it as an adult, whew, Beatrix, you're being a bit dark. Peter's father was baked in a pie and all the children are like, yeah. That happened. (Why in the world did Mrs. Rabbit continue to live within spitting distance of the man who ate her husband??) But other than that, so much fun! I love the illustrations of this book - they feel so detailed and nostalgic. Definitely one of my favorite childhood books. The plot - not that there's much to it (considering the length) - was still fun and exciting after all these years. As a child, I loved the justice served to Peter for being so naughty and as a adult, I feel the exact same. Suck it Peter! That's what you get for getting in trouble! Audiobook Comments Read by Katie Haigh - such a fun listen! YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bionic Jean

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the first in a series of delightful children's books by Beatrix Potter. There are twenty-three of these “little Tales” about woodland animals (who are, of course, little people in disguise, as they wear clothes and behave exactly as their human counterparts would). This first tale about a mischievous little rabbit called Peter, is perhaps the most famous of all. Unlike some of the others, it does not seem to have dated much at all. Most children today will recognise a The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the first in a series of delightful children's books by Beatrix Potter. There are twenty-three of these “little Tales” about woodland animals (who are, of course, little people in disguise, as they wear clothes and behave exactly as their human counterparts would). This first tale about a mischievous little rabbit called Peter, is perhaps the most famous of all. Unlike some of the others, it does not seem to have dated much at all. Most children today will recognise all the little animals, and the vegetable garden setting is timeless. Peter lives with his mother and three other siblings, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail. Their home is under the roots of a tree, but they are allowed to play anywhere ... except Mr. McGregor's garden, "Your father had an accident there; he was put into a pie by Mrs McGregor," warns Peter's mother. Of course Peter knows better. The prospect of a ready-made larder of fresh vegetables is far too tempting for such a naughty little rabbit to heed any silly warnings. As soon as he can he scoots off to do exactly the opposite of what he has been told. I won't reveal his adventures, for fear of spoilers, but it is an exciting tale, with a very real threat to our hero at its core. And it does all end happily, with a valuable lesson being learnt by Peter. We even pick up some interesting traditional herbal remedies along the way, such as parsley being good for nausea, and camomile tea for stomach upsets. It is a charming story, introducing not only Peter Rabbit, but also his siblings, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail. There's even a mention in this first book of Peter's cousin, Benjamin Bunny. It also has a moral aspect, as of course Peter wouldn't have been so much at risk - or so frightened - if he had done what he was told to do in the first place. Plus he might have enjoyed his supper a bit more! The character of "Peter Rabbit" was inspired by a pet rabbit the author had had as a child, whom she had named "Peter Piper". In 1893, Beatrix Potter had sent an illustrated letter to five-year-old Noel Moore, the son of her former governess Annie Carter Moore. It featured "Peter Rabbit". Annie Moore recognised the potential in this and other "story letters" her former pupil had sent, and suggested that Beatrix tried to get them published. However, it did not prove to be so easy. She sent the manuscript to six publishers, all of whom rejected it. Eventually Beatrix Potter published the book privately in 1901. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was eventually accepted for commercial publication by the London firm of Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. It was an instant success and multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following. To date it has been translated into 36 languages, has sold 45 million copies and is one of the best-selling children's stories of all time. Frederick Warne & Co. went on to publish all twenty-three stories. They have never lost their popularity. Today more than two million Beatrix Potter books are sold every year worldwide; incredibly, this is four books every minute! Unfortunately for Beatrix Potter the copyright of The Tale of Peter Rabbit was never registered in the United States. Unlicensed copies of The Tale of Peter Rabbit soon began to appear, and there was no way to stop them. Beatrix Potter of course received no royalties from any of these. She only began to realise how enormous the financial loss might be after the publication of her second book, "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin" when her father brought home a toy squirrel labelled "Nutkin" in the Christmas of 1903. It proved to be a wake-up call. From that point Beatrix Potter decided to be responsible for the production of merchandise relating to her books. She patented a "Peter Rabbit" doll in 1903 and followed it almost immediately with a "Peter Rabbit" board game. Since then products have been developed for both children and adults. Now we see the "Peter Rabbit" brand on toys, dishes, foods, clothing and recordings as well as books of various types. Before these whimsical stories ever came to light, Beatrix Potter had been a respected watercolourist, illustrating plant life, insects, fossils and various archaeological artefacts, as well as the pets and small animals she had always painted, even as a child. She came from a wealthy family and had been privately educated at home, so had perhaps been given more time to pursue her unique interests and talents than many of her peers. She was almost thirty when The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published commercially. She had become engaged to her editor, Norman Warne, but tragically he died a month later and she was not to actually marry until many years later, when she married a solicitor at the age of 47. The books are designed to appeal to young children. Their format goes against the stereotype; they are miniatures rather than huge picture books. But little children love little things, which seem to be scaled down just for them. They will love to hold these and pretend to read, although they will need help with the story. When Beatrix Potter died in 1943, she left nearly all her considerable property to the National Trust. Coming from a family with money, and achieving such fame and recognition herself, with her popular books, plus the associated merchandise, she was able to become a land-owner. She spent her entire adult life buying up bits of the Lake District area (now Cumbria) which she so loved. It was the largest gift to the National Trust which had ever been made. It included her 17th Century farmhouse "Hill Top Farm", which many enthusiastic readers now visit today. It also took in over 4,000 acres of land, sixteen farms, cottages and herds of cattle and Herdwick sheep! (She was a keen sheep farmer herself.) So we have a dual legacy. Yes, we have her wonderfully whimsical books. But perhaps not many people realise, as they climb the beautiful fells (hills) of the Lake Dictrict, that the freedom to do this is almost entirely because of Beatrix Potter's love of the natural world, her ecological views, foresight and generosity. We used to visit the Lake District every year, to try some of the more gentle climbs up the fells. We stayed in a guest house in Near Sawrey. Just along the road is another little village called Far Sawrey, where we sometimes visited Beatrix Potter's house "Hill Top". Her furnishings are still there and much of her memorabilia. As I wandered around the gardens once, I noticed a vegetable patch. I saw carrots, lettuces and radishes, all growing in neat rows exactly as if Mr. McGregor had just popped inside for a moment. And out of the corner of my eye, did I spy a glimpse of two bright little eyes in a furry face peeping at me from under a cabbage leaf? Or was it perhaps just my imagination?

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit (The World of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit), Beatrix Potter The story focuses on a family of anthropomorphic rabbits. The widowed mother rabbit keeps her four rabbit children, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter from entering the vegetable garden of a man named Mr. McGregor. Her triplets (Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail) obediently refrain from entering the garden, but Peter enters the garden to snack on some vegetables. Peter ends up eating more than what is good for him an The Tale of Peter Rabbit (The World of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit), Beatrix Potter The story focuses on a family of anthropomorphic rabbits. The widowed mother rabbit keeps her four rabbit children, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter from entering the vegetable garden of a man named Mr. McGregor. Her triplets (Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail) obediently refrain from entering the garden, but Peter enters the garden to snack on some vegetables. Peter ends up eating more than what is good for him and goes looking for parsley to cure his stomach ache. Peter is spotted by Mr. McGregor and loses his jacket and shoes while trying to escape. He hides in a watering can in a shed, but then has to run away again when Mr. McGregor finds him, and ends up completely lost. After sneaking past a cat, Peter sees the gate where he entered the garden from a distance and heads for it, despite being spotted and chased by Mr. McGregor again. With difficulty he wriggles under the gate, and escapes from the garden, but he spots his abandoned clothing being used to dress Mr. McGregor's scarecrow. After returning home, a sick Peter is sent to bed by his mother, and his triplet sisters receive a scrumptious dinner of milk, bread and blackberries whilst Peter has a supper of chamomile tea. عنوانها: «داس‍ت‍ان‌ پ‍ی‍ت‍ر خ‍رگ‍وش‍ه»‌؛ «داس‍ت‍ان‌ خ‍رگ‍وش‌ ک‍وچ‍ول‍و»؛ «قصه‌ ی‌ پیترخرگوشه»؛ «خرگوش بازیگوش»؛ ن‍ویسنده‌: ب‍ئ‍ات‍ری‍ک‍س‌ پ‍وت‍ر؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز شانزدهم ماه اکتبر سال 2009میلادی عنوان: داس‍ت‍ان‌ پ‍ی‍ت‍ر خ‍رگ‍وش‍ه‌؛ ن‍وش‍ت‍ه‌: ب‍ئ‍ات‍ری‍ک‍س‌ پ‍وت‍ر؛ مت‍رج‍م م‍ح‍م‍درض‍ا ح‍ق‍ی‍ری‌؛ وی‍راس‍ت‍ار اب‍وال‍ف‍ض‍ل‌ ح‍ق‍ی‍ری‌؛ ت‍ه‍ران‌: ح‍ق‍ی‍ری‌، 1382؛ در 12ص، مصور؛ مصور، رنگی، شابک 9649237372؛ موضوع داستانهای حیوانات - خرگوشها - برای کودکان از نویسندگان بریتانیایی - سده 21م عنوان: داس‍ت‍ان‌ خ‍رگ‍وش‌ ک‍وچ‍ول‍و؛ ن‍وی‍س‍ن‍ده‌ و ت‍ص‍وی‍رگ‍ر ب‍ی‍ت‍ری‍ک‍س‌ (ب‍ئ‍ات‍ری‍ک‍س‌) پ‍ات‍ر؛ م‍ت‍رج‍م‌ طاه‍ره‌ آدی‍ن‍ه‌ پ‍ور؛ ت‍ه‍ران: ش‍رک‍ت‌ ان‍ت‍ش‍ارات‌ ع‍ل‍م‍ی‌ و ف‍ره‍ن‍گ‍ی‌‏‫، 1383؛ در 59ص؛ شابک 9644455118؛‬ چاپ دیگر 1393، در 55ص؛ شابک 9786001214646؛ عنوان: قصه‌ ی‌ پیترخرگوشه؛ نویسنده: بئاتریکس پاتر؛ مترجم: مهرآیین اخوت؛ تهران : کاروان‏‫، 1387؛ در 76ص؛ شابک: 9789641750604؛‬ عنوان: خرگوش بازیگوش؛ نویسنده: بئاتریکس پاتر؛ مترجم گروه فرهنگی پژواک دانش؛ تهران پژواک دانش، ‏‫1388؛ در 28ص؛ شابک 9789646187184؛‬ عنوان: قصه‌ی پیتر خرگوشه؛ نویسنده و تصویرگر: بئاتریکس پاتر؛ مترجم: پروانه عروج‌نیا؛ ویراستار علیرضا اسماعیل‌پور؛ تهران انتشارات ماهی، کتاب‌های پولک‏‫، 1394؛ در 69ص؛ شابک 9789642092086؛‬ عنوان: داستان پیتر خرگوشه؛ نوشته هلن بئاتریکس پاتر؛ مترجم رضا قربانی؛ ویراستار ساناز امیرصادقی؛ تهران انتشارت بين‌المللی آبرنگ، ‏‫1393؛ در 24ص؛ شابک 9786002523822؛‬ چاپ سوم 1395؛ عنوان: پیتر خرگوشه؛ نویسنده و تصویرگر: بئاتریکس پاتر؛ مترجم: فریبا سعیدی؛ زنجان: تولد دوباره، ‏‫1395؛ در 27ص؛ شابک 9786009614622؛‬ عنوان: پیتر خرگوش بازیگوش؛ نویسنده و تصویرگر بئاتریکس پاتر؛ مترجم: الهه حاجی‌حسن؛ تهران منتشران اندیشه، ‏‫1396؛ در 36ص؛ شابک 9786007485514؛ مصور رنگی؛ عنوان: داستان پیتر خرگوشه؛ نویسنده: به‌آتریس (بئاتریکس) پوتر؛ مترجم: کیوان عزیزی؛ اراک ذوق لطیف، ‏‫1398؛ در 27ص؛ شابک 9786229591406؛ ‬ قصه کتاب در مورد یک خانواده خرگوش است که مادر خانواده قصد رفتن به خرید را دارد؛ مادر به فرزندانش می‌گوید که می‌توانند تا سر کوچه بروند و تمشک بچینند اما به باغ آقای «مک گرگور» نزدیک نشوند، برای اینکه پدر آنها در آنجا بوده که میان کیک خورده شده‌ است؛ فلاپسی، ماپسی و کاتن تیل که دختر خرگوشانی حرف گوش‌کن بوده‌ اند، به حرف مادر گوش می‌کنند، اما پیتر خرگوشه مستقیماً به باغ آقای «مک گرگور» می‌رود، و رویدادهای بدی برایش رخ می‌دهند؛ از جمله اینکه کت و کفش خود را از دست می‌دهد؛ در داستان «بنجامین خرگوشه» که کتاب دیگر همین نویسنده است، «پیتر» با یاری پسردایی خود «بنجامین» کت و کفش خود را پس خواهد گرفت تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 18/04/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Peter Rabbit breaks the social contract by eating his neighbor’s vegetables. As Peter is hounded for his crimes, he rapidly loses the trappings of society - his shoes and his clothes - until he’s returned to his primal animal state, naked, shivering, driven out, an anthropomorphized JG Ballard. He can’t find the gate that will lead him from the garden of sin back to his safe home. After he finally escapes, he’s ostracized by his family and hung in effigy in the garden as a warning. Beatrix Potte Peter Rabbit breaks the social contract by eating his neighbor’s vegetables. As Peter is hounded for his crimes, he rapidly loses the trappings of society - his shoes and his clothes - until he’s returned to his primal animal state, naked, shivering, driven out, an anthropomorphized JG Ballard. He can’t find the gate that will lead him from the garden of sin back to his safe home. After he finally escapes, he’s ostracized by his family and hung in effigy in the garden as a warning. Beatrix Potter’s characters stray from social norms and are punished for it. She is essentially a coercive agent of the bourgeois. Have fun explaining “rabbit pie” to your three-year-old.

  5. 4 out of 5

    ~Jo~

    The tale of Peter Rabbit, is the first book in this beloved series, written by Beatrix Potter. This children's series will never get old with me. I remember my parents reading them to me as a child, and I loved looking at the delightful illustrations as they read them to me. This particular book, is probably the most famous of all, as we all know about and love that mischievous little rabbit! I also appreciate that there is an important moral to be learned, too. I think the attention to detail i The tale of Peter Rabbit, is the first book in this beloved series, written by Beatrix Potter. This children's series will never get old with me. I remember my parents reading them to me as a child, and I loved looking at the delightful illustrations as they read them to me. This particular book, is probably the most famous of all, as we all know about and love that mischievous little rabbit! I also appreciate that there is an important moral to be learned, too. I think the attention to detail in the illustrations contained in Potter's books, are incredible. They capture the story accordingly, and they are actually just kind of soothing to look at. When Beatrix Potter passed away, she left most of her property in the Lake District to The national trust, and if you visit there at any point, it will be clear where the inspiration came from for her books.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michael Finocchiaro

    All of the Beatrix Potter stories are wonderful but this little one of this mischievous little rabbit who is naughty! So cute, and a great introduction to the beautiful world that Potter created. I think that this may be my favourite one actually. And naturally, my kids LOVED it when they were younger.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    This story reminds me my childhood. I still remember I used to do things from which my mama forbades me. Just like Peter rabbit. Her mother tells him not to go to Mr. McGregor's farm. But as he is a naughty rabbit, He still goes and faces troubles. I liked the names of four rabbits: Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Aren't they cute? Especially first two. (^_^) March 3, 2017 This story reminds me my childhood. I still remember I used to do things from which my mama forbades me. Just like Peter rabbit. Her mother tells him not to go to Mr. McGregor's farm. But as he is a naughty rabbit, He still goes and faces troubles. I liked the names of four rabbits: Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Aren't they cute? Especially first two. (^_^) March 3, 2017

  8. 4 out of 5

    Manny

    Are you a native speaker of Spanish? Would you like to make some Australian kids happy? Do you have an hour to spare? A friend of ours is a teacher at a school in an isolated part of Australia. She's trying to teach her kids Spanish, they are enthusiastic, but she is really short of engaging reading material. I told her about our LARA project, and she said that if I could put together a LARA edition of Peter Rabbit in Spanish she's sure her class would love it. I spent a couple of hours messing ar Are you a native speaker of Spanish? Would you like to make some Australian kids happy? Do you have an hour to spare? A friend of ours is a teacher at a school in an isolated part of Australia. She's trying to teach her kids Spanish, they are enthusiastic, but she is really short of engaging reading material. I told her about our LARA project, and she said that if I could put together a LARA edition of Peter Rabbit in Spanish she's sure her class would love it. I spent a couple of hours messing around this evening, and I think I have most of it done. You can see the current result here. But my Spanish is terrible and there's no way I can record the audio. If you're a Spanish native speaker, it should take you less than an hour with our handy online recording tool. You just need a laptop with Chrome installed. Are you interested? If so, please leave a note here or PM me, and I'll send you instructions! The content created will be fully open source, and if you want you will be credited on the LARA examples page. Thank you, Manny ________________________ [Update, Nov 1 2020] Elier very kindly recorded audio - you can see the result here. Unfortunately the quality is not great, I'm guessing Elier may have had a bad wifi connection, but I still find it quite useful! Feedback welcome :) ________________________ [Update, Mar 16 2021] We have a prototype integration of LARA with the ReadSpeaker TTS engine which I've been testing this week. One of the things I did was create a TTS version of El Cuento De Pedro, El Conejo. You can find it here. My terrible Spanish doesn't permit me to judge the quality of the audio - interested to hear what hispanophones think. In particular, is it good enough to be used in an Australian classroom?

  9. 5 out of 5

    Duane

    Peter Rabbit almost finds himself in a Mrs. McGregor's pie, just like his father. Peter Rabbit almost finds himself in a Mrs. McGregor's pie, just like his father.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Manny

    Inspired by Ramblefoot , a gritty, naturalistic, no-holds-barred depiction of the lives of wolves, I couldn't help wondering if similar treatments weren't possible for other classics. Here's an extract from my draft rabbit novel, provisionally entitled Nojacket:Peter finished his breakfast, but the insipid, cloying taste of the dead dandelion leaves left him unsatisfied. The craving was starting to build up in him again. He needed to veg out. Suddenly, he started as a voice came from right be Inspired by Ramblefoot , a gritty, naturalistic, no-holds-barred depiction of the lives of wolves, I couldn't help wondering if similar treatments weren't possible for other classics. Here's an extract from my draft rabbit novel, provisionally entitled Nojacket:Peter finished his breakfast, but the insipid, cloying taste of the dead dandelion leaves left him unsatisfied. The craving was starting to build up in him again. He needed to veg out. Suddenly, he started as a voice came from right behind him. "We're looking for blackberries. You want to come, Peter?" It was his half-sister Flopsy, a precociously formed doe. She was not yet one summer old, yet already her haunches had the rounded look of a mature female. She exuded an enticing, musky odor. As if by chance, she turned her head so that their whiskers brushed, and seductively twitched her nose. For a moment, Peter was tempted, but the other urge was too strong. "Sorry, Flopsy. I've got... stuff to do." With one bound, he had scooped up his blue jacket, the mark of the civilized young rabbit, and was out of the burrow before he could change his mind. He lolloped down the path as he had done many times before, then, looking both ways, he eased his trembling body under the hard wood of the gate. He was on McGregor territory. He straightened up, all his senses maximally alert, but there were no warning signals yet. With the practiced ease of the professional thief, he took the short-cut through the gooseberry bushes and emerged directly in the vegetable garden. His eyes glistened with desire as he saw the huge, plump lettuces. No longer caring about safety, he immediately attacked the nearest one, slicing into it with his razor-sharp front teeth. Green juices ran down his chin as he gorged himself on the unresisting leaves. His eyes half-closed, he chewed, swallowed, bit again, forcing the food down his throat as fast as he could eat until he reached the tender heart. In less time than one could believe possible, the lettuce was no more than an eviscerated husk. Peter contemptuously tossed away the bitter stem and then started on the radishes. Their tart, peppery red flesh contrasted delightfully with the sweet lettuce, and he frenziedly ate one after another. His swollen stomach hurt, but the pleasure was still stronger.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Isa Lavinia

    'Now my dears,' said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, 'you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.' ( º_º ) (⊙︿⊙) 'Now my dears,' said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, 'you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.' ( º_º ) (⊙︿⊙)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Annet

    Sweet little story, gorgeous drawings! Can't believe I haven't read the Beatrix Potter stories earlier.... Sweet little story, gorgeous drawings! Can't believe I haven't read the Beatrix Potter stories earlier....

  13. 5 out of 5

    Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨

    ★★★★★★★★☆☆[8/10] Legendary names- ✅ Flopsy aka good kid ✅ Mopsy aka good kid ✅ Cotton-tail aka good kid ✅ Peter Peter the Urchin aka Hot-headed Kid aka SOS-sending, always-in-a-pickle kid.   ★★★★★★★★☆☆[8/10] Legendary names- ✅ Flopsy aka good kid ✅ Mopsy aka good kid ✅ Cotton-tail aka good kid ✅ Peter Peter the Urchin aka Hot-headed Kid aka SOS-sending, always-in-a-pickle kid.  

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ken

    Peter alongside sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail are expressly told not to visit Mr. McGregor's garden, especially as their father met his fateful end. Whilst the girls follow their mothers orders, Pefer can't resist to take a look. He too almost comes unstuck while feeding on the vegetables. Beatrix Potters most famous creation is such a timeless classic, the story is simple and short and even though Peter is clearly in the wrong - you cant help but fall for his cheeky disobedient charm. Illust Peter alongside sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail are expressly told not to visit Mr. McGregor's garden, especially as their father met his fateful end. Whilst the girls follow their mothers orders, Pefer can't resist to take a look. He too almost comes unstuck while feeding on the vegetables. Beatrix Potters most famous creation is such a timeless classic, the story is simple and short and even though Peter is clearly in the wrong - you cant help but fall for his cheeky disobedient charm. Illustrations are such an important aspect of a children books and Potters drawings including that iconic Blue coat helps give this tale a long lasting appeal. We've just been given a set that includes all 23 hardback books. Such a stunning set that will be enjoyed over many a evening, especially looking forward to some of the lesser known characters.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ankit Saxena

    Quite good to read being a child and to tell tale to children. More fun, though, required to make it more crazy. Could have been extended a bit more.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ankit Saxena

    Quite good to read being a child and to tell tale to children. More fun, though, required to make it more crazy. Obviously, the actual one on which this is based or sorted words from, would be better, I guess.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Himanshu Karmacharya

    It is one of those stories that will make you want to wish you'd read it as a child, not because you won't enjoy it as an adult, but because the story would stay with you for a longer period of time in the long run. It is one of those stories that will make you want to wish you'd read it as a child, not because you won't enjoy it as an adult, but because the story would stay with you for a longer period of time in the long run.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Anze

    Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter Rabbit are allowed to explore but are warned by their mother that they are not to go into Mr. McGregor's garden. All but Peter Rabbit heed her advice for that is the first place he chooses to explore. Once Mr. McGregor spots Peter, a chase ensues. Oh, what a naughty rabbit! This is the first time I have read a Beatrix Potter book. What a cute and adorable gem this is. The illustrations compliment the print beautifully. Given that I read quite a bit of historica Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter Rabbit are allowed to explore but are warned by their mother that they are not to go into Mr. McGregor's garden. All but Peter Rabbit heed her advice for that is the first place he chooses to explore. Once Mr. McGregor spots Peter, a chase ensues. Oh, what a naughty rabbit! This is the first time I have read a Beatrix Potter book. What a cute and adorable gem this is. The illustrations compliment the print beautifully. Given that I read quite a bit of historical fiction, this is a nice break for me. In addition to teaching a valuable lesson, this book is also amusing. Its difficult not to smile while reading the names Flopsy and Mopsy. Its no wonder that Potter is among the best authors of chidren's books. This woman has quite an impressive resume. Aside from author, she was a mycologist, an illustrator and a conservationist. A really lovely book overall.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nandakishore Varma

    After reading Traveller's review of The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, I remembered that this book was the first ever children's book I read - in translation (Peter was called "Chinnan"). There was a much-loved poem I used to recite (I still remember it!) അരുതെന്നമ്മ പറഞ്ഞിട്ടും വികൃതികള്‍ കാട്ടിയ ചിന്നന്ന് പെരുതായമളി പിണഞ്ഞൊരു ചരിതം കേള്‍ക്കൂ കുട്ടികളേ! (Children! Listen to the story of Chinnan, who despite his mother's advice, did a lot of mischief and got into big trouble!) This poem is not there in th After reading Traveller's review of The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, I remembered that this book was the first ever children's book I read - in translation (Peter was called "Chinnan"). There was a much-loved poem I used to recite (I still remember it!) അരുതെന്നമ്മ പറഞ്ഞിട്ടും വികൃതികള്‍ കാട്ടിയ ചിന്നന്ന് പെരുതായമളി പിണഞ്ഞൊരു ചരിതം കേള്‍ക്കൂ കുട്ടികളേ! (Children! Listen to the story of Chinnan, who despite his mother's advice, did a lot of mischief and got into big trouble!) This poem is not there in the original, BTW. The book was loved so intensely that it practically fell apart due to frequent perusal: it was consigned sadly to the chest of childhood memories. Imagine my delight, then, when I encountered Peter again in his true avatar at The Beatrix Potter Exhibition. I immediately bought a copy of the book for my son - or maybe, for me...

  20. 4 out of 5

    Annamaria

    Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were— Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Imagine having a little sibling called Cotton-tail and you're just... Peter. Update #2 from my quarantined self: my parents have decided to watch the Miss Potter movie out of the blue? They've been binge watching Criminal Minds for a week straight, I guess it gets to you eventually and makes you crave for something cute and sweet hence me getting curious because juST LOOK!! LOOK AT THIS ABS Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were— Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Imagine having a little sibling called Cotton-tail and you're just... Peter. Update #2 from my quarantined self: my parents have decided to watch the Miss Potter movie out of the blue? They've been binge watching Criminal Minds for a week straight, I guess it gets to you eventually and makes you crave for something cute and sweet hence me getting curious because juST LOOK!! LOOK AT THIS ABSOLUTE CUTIE!! 🐰💖 I will fight Mr McGregor for you baby, don't you worry about a thing!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Brad

    So I think Manny and Beth-Ann have it spot on. Peter Rabbit dies in this book, and his escape is a moment-of-death fantasy. Peter is the Peyton Farquhar of kids books. Farquhar, for those who don't remember, is the Alabama Confederate (gentleman farmer / non-combatant) from Ambrose Bierce's An Occurence on Owl Creek Bridge. He's strung up to a railroad bridge to be hanged by the Union soldiers, but his rope breaks and he pulls of a miraculous escape, only to have his escape end with him still on So I think Manny and Beth-Ann have it spot on. Peter Rabbit dies in this book, and his escape is a moment-of-death fantasy. Peter is the Peyton Farquhar of kids books. Farquhar, for those who don't remember, is the Alabama Confederate (gentleman farmer / non-combatant) from Ambrose Bierce's An Occurence on Owl Creek Bridge. He's strung up to a railroad bridge to be hanged by the Union soldiers, but his rope breaks and he pulls of a miraculous escape, only to have his escape end with him still on the rope as he chokes to death. Well, little Peter doesn't have Union soldiers to string him up, but he has old Mr. McGregor to chase him around the garden, and in Peter's attempt to escape he dives into a watering can -- and I say he drowns. How's that for a cautionary tale? I figure that Peter's death in the watering can is also a euphemism for rabbit stew, and Peter becomes a yummy dinner for Mr. and Mrs. McGregor. Lucky farmers that they are. But Peter, at least, is able to enjoy a moment-of-death fantasy where he goes home and declares to Mother Rabbit that he's learned his lesson. But even at home, even in his fantasy, death begins to close in, and while his siblings play and the smells of cooking rise up to greet him (Mrs. McGregor's kitchen as she skins his corpse, perhaps?), Peter ends his day (and his life) wrapped in the blankets of his little bed. Shivering from the cold he caught in the Mr. McGregor's water bottle. Death comes to us all, little bunny, especially when we ignore our parents! Remember that. Culinarily, I think I need to get my own little rabbit for a stew. It's been a while, and rabbit is de-lish.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Tara

    Why do we read certain children's books—and remember them all the days of our lives? I know for me...there is something about the sweet, safe, cozy place, that these classic books occupy in memory, short term - and long term memory, for I can truly declare that I have recalled the lines of Beatrix Potter at many times in my life, high school mid terms, college finals, marriage vows (yep!) and I now deeply know that the simple perfect truths bestowed in these adorable books, whether in rhyme or no Why do we read certain children's books—and remember them all the days of our lives? I know for me...there is something about the sweet, safe, cozy place, that these classic books occupy in memory, short term - and long term memory, for I can truly declare that I have recalled the lines of Beatrix Potter at many times in my life, high school mid terms, college finals, marriage vows (yep!) and I now deeply know that the simple perfect truths bestowed in these adorable books, whether in rhyme or not; sunk deep into my psyche. Consider the following... "Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were— Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree. 'Now my dears,' said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, 'you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.'" I could almost see the pie crust being rolled out! No, no, no. Mr. McGregor was NOT to be messed with. Or any adult for that matter—it was best to adhere to simple truths and sensible ways of life. Peter was a wondrous creation by the legendary Beatrix Potter, who truly holds the title to first female publisher, for she, an aristocrat who preferred nature and simple living amongst God's creatures and the rolling greenlands of her beloved English lake country...published her little rabbit book - by herself - in 1901, much to the chagrin of her social climbing mother. I say - bravo - brave lady, and I read her brilliant little books of farm life at its absolute perfection and I smile and say yes, this is the natural magic that lives inside a children's book, albeit one you can hold in the palm of your hand, cozy and safe :) Simple, true, accessible, real. Hats off to Beatrix Potter!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sabera

    One of the first books I remember being bought as a child was The Tale of Peter Rabbit and having read it many times it has become a favourite! It tells the story of a mischievous rabbit who, against his mother’s advice, decides to venture into Mr McGregor’s Garden. Peter eats his way through a variety of foods in Mr McGregor’s garden before he is caught by the farmer and what ensue are his attempts to escape from the garden! The story carries a strong theme of the consequences of not following i One of the first books I remember being bought as a child was The Tale of Peter Rabbit and having read it many times it has become a favourite! It tells the story of a mischievous rabbit who, against his mother’s advice, decides to venture into Mr McGregor’s Garden. Peter eats his way through a variety of foods in Mr McGregor’s garden before he is caught by the farmer and what ensue are his attempts to escape from the garden! The story carries a strong theme of the consequences of not following instructions and would be ideal to use within a year two or even year three classroom. It is also a good book to use for activities such as Hot Seating, particularly to get children to think about how various characters, such as Peter or Mr McGregor may be feeling. As well as this, children could carry out drama/role play activities to re-tell the story, write diary entries from different characters' points of view and even have circle time sessions to discuss the consequences of not following instructions.

  24. 4 out of 5

    GoldGato

    I now have THREE different editions of Mr. Peter Rabbit's mischievous adventures, with this version part of an overall audio/book package. Apparently, Meryl Streep is the narrator for the audio portion. I only have the book itself and that is just fine. This volume is a bit different as the Beatrix Potter illustrations are not used. Instead, the artwork is by David Jorgensen, who uses coloured-pencil drawings of Peter and Mrs. Rabbit and Mr. McGregor. This gives the story a slightly different sla I now have THREE different editions of Mr. Peter Rabbit's mischievous adventures, with this version part of an overall audio/book package. Apparently, Meryl Streep is the narrator for the audio portion. I only have the book itself and that is just fine. This volume is a bit different as the Beatrix Potter illustrations are not used. Instead, the artwork is by David Jorgensen, who uses coloured-pencil drawings of Peter and Mrs. Rabbit and Mr. McGregor. This gives the story a slightly different slant from the original, as overall it's a bit softer. His little drawing of Peter's mother going off to purchase the currant buns is just right. Of course, when I read any Beatrix Potter book, it's always about food for me. The teas and the jams and the breads. The comforts of childhood. And little Peter Rabbit, forever missing his blue coat with the brass buttons. Book Season = Year Round (cabbages, potatoes, carrots)

  25. 5 out of 5

    Margarita Garova

    Still as enjoyable to read as having been read to many moons ago

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kira Simion

    When I was about 5, my mother bought me a tea set with this story on it. Each cup and tiny plate and teapot had a line of this book on it. I only have two teacups and the teapot left.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Katy

    A lovely story and wonderful illustrations.

  28. 4 out of 5

    K

    This identification dramatically instills fear and tension in the reader, and interacts with the frequently distanced voice of the verbal narrative, sometimes with contradictory effects. To me Potter is inconsistent in the use of contradictory effects in the word-picture interaction. For example, in the illustration of Peter standing by the locked door, the verbal narrative describes the scene without the flippancy evident in the moment of the sieve. The inability to overcome obstacles is present This identification dramatically instills fear and tension in the reader, and interacts with the frequently distanced voice of the verbal narrative, sometimes with contradictory effects. To me Potter is inconsistent in the use of contradictory effects in the word-picture interaction. For example, in the illustration of Peter standing by the locked door, the verbal narrative describes the scene without the flippancy evident in the moment of the sieve. The inability to overcome obstacles is presented in the verbal narrative with objective matter-of-factness and the statement, “Peter began to cry” is offered without irony or attitude, thus drawing the reader closer to Peter’s emotions and plight. The illustration depicts an unclothed Peter standing upright against the door, one foot upon the other with a tear running from his eye. Without his clothes, Peter is only a small, wild animal but his tears, his emotions, and his human posture intensifies the reader’s identification with him. Here, verbal narrative and illustration work in harmony rather than in disharmony. Potter subverts not only her age’s expectations of what it takes to be a good child but subverts the hero genre with its young, objective, rational, resourceful white male who leaves the civilized world to brave obstacles and opponents in the wilderness, and, once his goal is achieved, returns home to grateful welcome and rewards. Peter is quite unlike the traditional hero because "he is small, emotionally driven, easily frightened, and a not very rational animal". She suggests Potter’s tale has encouraged many generations of children to “self-indulgence, disobedience, transgression of social boundaries and ethics, and assertion of their wild, unpredictable nature against the constrictions of civilized living.” One day, I'll read them to my kids and I'm sure, they'll enjoy it!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    The farmer Mr. McGregor almost got the better of poor Peter Rabbit. He had quite the adventure, including munching on veggies and running from a man whose wife might have made him into pie if he caught the rabbit! Oh the horror! I like a few of the other Beatrix Potter books more but this one is still a sweet read. Great illustrations too.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*

    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.

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