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Not Just for Children,
This review is from: The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter (Hardcover)
To read any of Beatrix Potter's books without the benefit of her original drawings is to experience only half of the adventure. Trained as an artist and a naturalist, her drawings not only entertain little readers, but enchant adults who may be reading to their little ones.
Although the recommended age range is 4 to 8, I can speak from our own family's experience that 2 is not to young to start learning from the richness of both the prose and the illustrations; neither is 63 to old to be enchanted all over again by the animal characters drawn upon her days living in the pastoral region of Lake Windermere, England. One can picture Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and friends in the ponds, woods and hedgerows of that gentle region.