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Sunday 14 November 2010

Vintage Book Review: The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Generations have grown up with Peter Rabbit and friends. Beatrix Potter’s first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published over 100 years ago in 1902.

Peter Rabbit is not like his siblings Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail who are quite content to gather blueberries. Peter’s natural curiosity leads him to Mr McGregor’s garden, which just so happens to be where his mum tells the naughty bunny not to go.

It’s a bit of family taboo as Mr. Rabbit met his grisly end there and was put into one of Mr. McGregor’s pies!
Now if you don’t get your Peter Rabbit fix with all 23 books in the series, it seems the cheeky bunny has hopped into the 21st century.

Today’s tech savvy kids (and lets face it, they all are) can go to http://www.peterrabbit.com/ where there are online games and loads of things to make and do. Perfect for that next rainy day mum and dad!

With Beatrix Potter’s beautiful fluid text, timeless illustrations and mischievous hero – this book is as charming as ever. I still love you, Peter!

- this review by Kelly Morton

Title: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Author/Illustrator: Beatrix Potter
Publisher: Penguin Books, A$12.95RRP
Publication Date: 4 March 2002
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780723247708
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture book

This book can be bought online