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The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding (Peter Rabbit) Hardcover – September 1, 1987


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Series: Peter Rabbit (Book 16)
  • Hardcover: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Warne (September 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723234752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723234753
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #729,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)was a writer and illustrator. The Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and conservationist was a particular source of her inspiration, and her passion for the natural world lay behind the creation of her famous little books.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Joy on December 15, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Far from Potter's most famous book, this must be one of her most gripping tales - and with the darker side of life more pressing than usual! Tabitha Twitchet has lost track of her son, Tom Kitten, somewhere in the old house they inhabit. As she searches, she frets about the rats that infest the hidden reaches of the walls. Cut to Tom, escaping mother's discipline via the dubious strategem of entering the chimney and exploring the flues, only to be captured by the enormous old rat, Samuel Whiskers, whose wife begins the work of turning terrified Tom into a "kitten dumpling roly-poly pudding!" My three-year-old adores this story, albeit with a tense excitement (no, it hasn't given her nightmares). It is a bit less lavishly illustrated than some of Potter's work, but there are a number of good watercolors and many fine line drawings.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is one of my favorite stories when I was younger, and still is today. This story is so funny, and cute, and charming. In it you follow Tom Kitten along his adventure, more like a MISadventure. His mother is Ms. Tabitha Twitchit, a very fussy, over protective mother of her three kittens. Moppet, Mittens, and our hero of the story are silly kittens who are always mischeivious in any situation. They are always running away from their mother in their huge house, sneaking around, trying to cause trouble. Follow Tom Kitten as he goes on an adventure that is more dangerous than fun. When he gets lost and Tabitha tries to find him, her sister Mrs. Ribby, who is very fussy and angry with Tom, doesn't help the situation. See what happens to Tom when he gets trapped with two HUGE HUNGRY rates with no way to escape! This, in my opinion, is one of her best stories and the characters in it are unforgetable.
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Format: Hardcover
Tabitha Twitchet has three very naughty kittens, Moppet, Mittens and Tom Kitten; whom she keeps on loosing tracks on. One day, they went missing once more, but as she search high and low, she could only find Moppet and Mittens. Tome however, didn't go missing, but merely hiding in the chimney only to be captured by a enormous Samuel Whiskers. His wife begins to prep up the ingredients to turn the terrified Tom into a "Kitten dumpling roly-poly pudding"

This is a cute story, with quite a plot that could turn and twist your kids in gasping suspense. Aid with beautiful illustration to aid your children in nurturing them with absolutely healthy imaginations. I actually enjoy reading this as well.
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By Sally in Texas on May 28, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What an adventure for Tom Kitten! Another mesmerizing children's story from Beatrix Potter with lovely pictures. The vocabulary is rich and colorful too. A great read for all ages.
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This is one of my favorite animal tales. It is more than just a cat story with delightful illustrations, it is a warning to children to be careful.

Through Tom's adventure, children learn that disobeying rules made for their safety is dangerous. For a classic, but gentle cautionary tale, look no further. Tom Kitten disobeys his mother and narrowly escapes from who or what? Read it to find out. He is rescued just in time, but not without consequences.
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