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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (Peter Rabbit) Hardcover – September 16, 2002
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Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and spent much of her childhood drawing and studying animals. The Tale of Peter Rabbit¸ published in 1902, was her first book, expanded from an illustrated letter she had sent to a young friend. Beatrix Potter went on to publish more than 20 tales and collections of rhymes.
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What a funny sight it is to see a brood of ducklings with a hen! - Listen to the story of Jemima Puddle-duck, who was annoyed because the farmer's wife would not let her hatch her own eggs.
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Some might object to the sad ending, but books are a safe place to learn hard lessons. In this case, the lesson is that people who agree with everything you say and bend over backward to accommodate you may not always looking out for your best interest.
My preschooler loves this book for the beautiful illustrations and interesting dialogue. He doesn't understand the moral lesson yet, but the point of good literature is to place the story in the child's mind so that later, when he is more mature, he has an existing narrative to compare real-life experiences against.