This is a pop-up classic of Peter Rabbit's adventures in Mr. McGregor's garden is charmingly retold in the multi-unfold of each 2 page expansion.
LOVE this book! Tiny and cute
This is a small board book version of the Tale of Peter Rabbit.
ISBN 1569870217 - I mention the ISBN so there's no confusion. With so many copies and retellings, Peter Rabbit is a tough review. Dissing Peter Rabbit is hard for me. I love the story, as I do most of the stories I grew up knowing even before I could read. Having read it recently, I'm not sure that it's the story I loved, or the fact that the big people in my world told it to me.
Peter, disobeying Mom, heads off to go precisely where he was told NOT to go - Mr. McGregor's garden - while his siblings follow directions. After a chase, Peter returns home wet and sick and is dosed with camomile tea. His siblings feast on bread and milk and blackberries.
If nothing else, Peter did, when I was young, and does, to this day, serve as a chance to remind little ones to listen to their mothers - in a slightly horrific way. Failure to do so could land Peter in a pie, like his father. Kids don't seem to notice the horror in that, though, and will enjoy the chase. A better Landoll edition is ISBN 1569870675 which seems to have more text, more detail and slightly better illustrations.
ISBN 1569870675 - I previously reviewed another Landoll edition (ISBN 1569870217) of this book and found it sadly lacking. This edition is another story... the same story, of course, just better! Also, I notice that an earlier reviewer mentions Board Book pages - this is a hardcover, most suitable to children whose little fingers can handle the pages. It's also 24 pages long - just long enough for beginning readers. Just to help keep them all straight!
Father still ends up in a pie, Peter still disobeys his mother and goes into Mr MacGregor's garden. The chase in this book is better written, with a mention of Peter's cousin, Benjamin Bunny, as a nice way to introduce your children to other Potter books. Peter still ends up barely escaping, losing all his clothes to Mr MacGregor, and arriving home sick.
This copy has more detail, and much nicer illustrations. Peter, when caught up in the gooseberry net, or with a tear in his eye as he tries to ask directions of the mouse, are wonderfully done. I'd never have thought there could be such a difference between two copies of the same book, but you learn something new every day - unlike Peter, who just can't seem to learn and has lost his second set of clothing in a fortnight (nice detail)!
This book has been published in many different formats. This ISBN version has large font size which actually makes it perfect for children to read on their own when they are learning to read. The illustrations are blown up larger than they usually appear in other formats of this story that I have seen.
cute Peter Rabbit book, traditional story and pictures (full color)
A childhood favorite share it with your children.