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Beatrix Potter's animal stories have been a joy to generations of young readers. Her warm, playful illustrations in soft colors invite children into the world of words and flights of fancy. Once there, she gently and humorously guides readers along the path of righteousness, leaving just enough room for children to wonder if that incorrigible Peter will be back in McGregor's garden tomorrow. (Ages Baby to Preschool) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
PreS-Gr 2-Over the years, Hague has re-illustrated many texts that were in the public domain. A number of his books have given new life to overlooked work and have been widely appreciated. His reinterpretation of the work of Potter, however, is egregiously unnecessary. Potter wanted her books to be small enough for little hands to hold. Hague's book is almost twice as large. Potter's book has softly colored spot illustrations, honing in beautifully on the drama or emotions of the facing pages of text. Hague's art is overblown with extraneous details that threaten to overwhelm the plot. His rabbits with enormous eyes are reminiscent of those kitschy, large-eyed waifs popularized by the Keans in the 1960s. If Potter's books were out of print, or in danger of becoming so, one might be more receptive to Hague's version, but they are readily available and hard, if not impossible, to improve upon. Why try?-Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, NY
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Rabbit was a little smaller than expected but was.high quality and very cute.Published 1 day ago by Kim Waarvik-Payne
This is a classic story on all accounts and by far, an incredible book. HOWEVER, I would not have purchased this one had I realized how tiny and flimsy it really was. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Adia Monawn
Perfect in my grandson's Easter basket! All children need to be introduced to Peter!Published 15 days ago by Martha T.
cute little book that I put in our babies Easter basket. I like that its hard covered and hard pages :)Published 15 days ago by Cassie Arens