Monday 21 February 2022

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (A Picture Book Edition)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (A Picture Book Edition) written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter (Frederic Warne) HB RRP $16.99 ISBN 9780241545379

Reviewed by Kathleen Grace

Readers are invited to celebrate Peter Rabbit's 120th birthday with this brand-new picture book edition of the original tale. This new, large format is perfect to for families to share and read all about Peter Rabbit's very first adventure.

Peter Rabbit has been an icon of children's literature, starring in everything from books to toys to films! This original tale sees Peter at his most adventurous, cheekiest, and lovable self as he wriggles into Mr. McGregor's garden - and into reader's hearts.

Beatrix Potter's original text appears here in full, along with her beautifully engaging illustrations in a new format, perfect to introduce children to this famous rabbit.

A little girl in Victorian England, Beatrix was taught at home by governesses and studied art while her brother was sent away to school. She was a shy, reserved personality when interacting with the outside world, but her secret diary written in her own code, revealed a lively young girl with highly critical opinions of her fellow artists.

Despite not going to school Beatrix was an enthusiastic student of nature, teaching herself while painting and drawing the things she saw around her. Her childhood sketches reveal an early fascination for the subject which would continue throughout her life. She also painted many exquisite landscapes that show her pleasure in the countryside.

Other Peter Rabbit Books include-
Peter Rabbit- My First Classic Library
The World of Peter Rabbit - The Complete Collection of Original Tales
The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit

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