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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

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.

This was one of my all-time favorite books as a child. In fact if I were to point to one picture book that I read over and over again, this would be the one. I can still remember my mother reading the story aloud as we followed along with Peter Rabbit on his adventures. What I discovered later was that my mom has always been a fan of Beatrix Potter and has a dream of one day visiting her home in Europe, Hill Top. When the movie based on Beatrix Potter’s life came out both my mom and I fell in love with it. Take a look at the trailer in case you missed it:

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4 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

  1. I daresay, I don’t have any Peter Rabbit in little Baby Whimsy’s collection yet. I must change that.

  2. Jenni Elyse says:

    I bet it’s not hard to believe that I love this movie. I saw with some friends and when Ewan’s character asked Beatrix if she wanted him to sing for her, I said aloud, “Yes, please.” Sigh.

    I know your post is mainly about Beatrix and her books, but I had to comment on the movie because well, it’s Ewan. ;)

  3. Jenny says:

    I loved the Peter Rabbit books as a kid. My favorite was the Tale of Two Bad Mice — am I remembering that title correctly? Where the mice break into the doll house and mess it all up?

  4. jake81102 says:

    i did not know that their was a film of petter the rabbit

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