Book Review: Treasured Tales from Beatrix Potter


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“Somehow there were very extraordinary noises over-head, which disturbed the dignity and repose of the tea party” 

Synopsis:

“A beautiful treasury which brings together four of the most beloved Beatrix Potter tales. Tom Kitten and his sisters, Moppet and Mittens, are always in mischief. In the first story their mother dresses them up in their best clothes for a tea party, but by the time the guests arrive the kittens` escapades in the garden with the duck family have quite spoilt their smart appearance.  

Mr. Jeremy Fisher goes out to catch some minnows for a party of his own and encounters some unexpected surprises on his fishing expedition.  In the Tale of Benjamin Bunny, Benjamin persuades his cousin Peter Rabbit to venture once again into the forbidden territory of Mr. McGregor’s garden.  And in the final story excitement awaits Pigling Bland when he has to rescue the little black pig, Pigwig, from the suspicious Mr. Piperson. All four stories are set in the beautiful Lake District countryside where Beatrix Potter made her home.” 

My Review:

I picked up this classic collection of children’s stories in a recent bookshop haul post. I`m starting off my goodreads challenge gently this year with a classic collection of children’s stories by the queen of children’s literature Beatrix Potter.  

The first three stories are very short and quick paced and the fourth is a little longer. I think that Tom Kitten, Mr Jeremy Fischer and the Tale of Benjamin Bunny are so sweet and perfect for children. However, The Tale of Pigling Bland is a little less (young) child appropriate in my opinion as the language and theme is slightly darker.  

My favourite tale is the Tale of Tom Kitten, it was very sweet and was amused by the pictures of the kittens and the duck family wearing formal attire. The illustrations throughout are as beautiful as ever.  Since a child, I have adored the world of Beatrix Potter; It’s good to go back and read stories I enjoyed as a youngling.

To Conclude:

This book is so sweet and perfect for all ages. It’s simple and fun for children, and witty enough for adults. Happy Reading!

My Rating: 4.0

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