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In this retelling with pop-up illustrations, Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.
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The quintessential cautionary tale, Peter Rabbit warns naughty children about the grave consequences of misbehaving. When Mrs. Rabbit beseeches her four furry children not to go into Mr. McGregor's garden, the impish Peter naturally takes this as an open invitation to create mischief. He quickly gets in over his head, when he is spotted by farmer McGregor himself. Any child with a spark of sass will find Peter's adventures remarkably familiar. And they'll see in Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail that bane of their existence: the "good" sibling who always does the right thing. One earns bread and milk and blackberries for supper, while the obstinate folly of the other warrants medicine and an early bedtime.
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)From the Publisher:
Mr. McGregor has two things on his mind when he sees Peter in his garden. One is the safety of his lettuces; the other is rabbit pie. Peter was carefully told not to go into Mr. McGregor's garden, but some little bunnies have to learn things the hard way. Beatrix Potter's classic story has been lovingly placed at the center of this creative effort, and David Jorgensen has given Peter and his family wonderfully droll and expressive character and charm in his illustrations. On the accompanying audiocaasette, Meryl Streep explores all of the drame, humor, and subtlety of the narrative, and none of its potential to entertain and teach has been left untapped. Musician/composer Lyle Mays has coordinated and augmented the work of both illustrator and narrator with a score that unifies and enlivens the whole enterprise. The combined artistry of the contributors results in a new and enriching experience that will be loved by all. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was awarded a Grammy nomination for best recording for children in 1988.
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Book Description Random House Value Publishing. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0517670984I3N00
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Book Description Owing Mills,MD: Dream House, 1987, Owing Mills,MD, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good ++. Beatrix Potter (illustrator). First Edition. Very Good ++. First Edition. A VG++ HC pop-up book,clean and bright ,with a tight binding and three charming pop-ups with text,all in Fine condition.Pictoral brds.,one small bump to upper front corner.There isn't any prev.owner's writing,without crayons,pencil marks.etc. Seller Inventory # 2670
Book Description Derrydale Books / Frederick Warne, Avenel, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1988. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. First Edition First Printing. -----Glossy pictorial hard cover, 10 pages, 5 pop-ups, Like New, never used, full colour illustrations. Any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stock photo. Seller Inventory # 007529
Book Description Crescent, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0517670984