- File Size: 1349 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Publisher: sun&wind; 2 edition (December 9, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 9, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005X9TL4E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #670,447 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Beatrix Potter: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (illustrated) Kindle Edition
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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 alternate kindle_edition edition.
From School Library Journal
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 alternate kindle_edition edition.
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The watercolor illustrations are not quite as muted and are more modern. They do an adequate job of portraying the action for young readers. I would recommend the book especially for preschoolers
Luckily I bought it to use for a craft for my son's first birthday party so I was taking it apart anyway, but I could only use half the pages and even then I almost didn't want to bother.
If you want something to actually read to your child I wouldn't suggest this version.