Saturday, 4 October 2014

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the first of the Beatrix Potter books famous for their beautiful illustrations of the animals in the story. This one tells the tale of the mischievous Peter Rabbit who goes for a trip down to Mr McGregor's farm despite being warned not to by his mum. Once down there he of course gets into trouble.

The tale features a good old chase and has the pictures to accompany it - Peter Rabbit with his famous blue coat on, in human poses yet looking every bit like a real rabbit. The text is ever so slightly of its time with a watering can being called a can, and the word presently being used a bit but is very readable for today's audiences still.

Great for children, and has plenty to admire for adults too.

Original Publication: 16th December 1901

Amazon UK link: The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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