Item description for Peter Rabbit Giant Shaped Board Book (Potter) by Beatrix Potter...
Overview Introduces Peter Rabbit and his family.
Publishers Description Toddlers will love these Peter and Jemima giant shaped board books, with their easy-to-follow stories and full-color illustrations. Cut in the shape of their title characters, these books have large text and sturdy pages, making them ideal for the very youngest Peter Rabbit fans. Each book features an abridged version of the classic story on five oversized spreads illustrated with Potter's original artwork.
With attention-grabbing text-free covers that allow them to double as toys or nursery decorations, these books will make a great addition to any nursery.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.92" Width: 11.24" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Feb 1, 2001
ISBN 0723246823 ISBN13 9780723246824 UPC 051488007999
Availability 0 units.
More About Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter (1866–1943) is still one of the world's best-selling and best-loved children's authors. She wrote and illustrated 28 books that have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold over 100 million copies. Born in Kensington, London, she later moved to Hill Top Farm in Cumbria and on her death bequeathed it, along with 13 other farms and over 4000 acres of land, to the National Trust.
Reviews - What do customers think about Peter Rabbit Giant Shaped Board Book (Potter)?
board book story misses the point Jan 1, 2008
As a new parent, I am coming to learn that it is difficult to buy board books sight unseen, even if it is a familiar story (or perhaps especially when it is a familiar story). This cover to this board book is adorable and that's what drew me in to choose this Peter Rabbit board book over the others. The illustrations are from the original and the story is adapted from the original, but with every every other page or so missing.
In the original, Peter and his sisters are told to go gather blackberries and not to go into MacGregor's garden because Peter's father was made into a pie by MacGregor after being found in the garden. Peter, who is wearing a new coat, promptly disobeys his mother, stuffs himself with vegetables, gets spotted by MacGregor, loses his coat and barely makes it out of the garden alive. When Peter gets home, he is given chamomile tea for dinner. Peter's sisters, who listened to their mother and stayed out of the forbidden garden have a regular dinner.
In the board book, the risks Peter took and the consequences of his disobedience are left out. Peter loses his coat from one illustration to the next, but it's not explained. His sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, though introduced on the first page, never reappear; you lose the comparison between bad Peter who has tea for dinner and good sisters who have a nice full dinner. Also, the board book says Peter has tea for dinner because he's so tired, not because he has a tummy ache from the vegetables like in the original, as well as because he disobeyed his mother and is being punished. This book reads as if Peter is just being chased out of the garden rather than being chased down -- MacGregor's goal is to catch Peter and eat him, but you can't tell that from this book.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Jun 16, 2006
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 copy 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)!
Peter Rabbit Baby Feb 4, 2003
This is a great first Peter Rabbit book for your baby. The pictures are Beatrix Potter origanials and the story is short and to the point.
A Child's Pleasure May 6, 2000
The simple text and artwork captivated my daughter. The sturdy hard board is great for a toddler. Another one of her favorite books.