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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
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The books are small, but they are the exact same size books I had as a child and there was never an issue. I think the small size was part of why I liked them so much.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love this classic tale of Peter Rabbit! A little tricky to read and see pictures on the Kindle but adjusting the font helpedPublished 11 days ago by karen m holdsworth
This is a classic story although this version differs. Lots of detail in the beginning that was never told before and then it just ends.Published 11 days ago by heather Cucci