The Tale of Peter Rabbit

I remember loving Beatrix Potter’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit when I was a little girl, so it’s fun to look at it again as an adult.  While it’s true that the animals wear shoes and jackets (which is a little strange), I still love the mischievous Peter and his narrow escape from Mr. McGregor, whose garden he raids.

As an adult, I have found even more to admire in this sweet little book.  I, for one, could stand to learn from Mrs. Rabbit’s unwavering patience with Peter — especially in comparison to Mr. McGregor’s terrible temper.   And I hope my daughter takes a cue from Peter’s love of veggies.

Top that all off with the fact that the illustrations are delightful, no matter how many times we look at them, and this classic book remains one of our all-time favorites.

Ages 4-8.  For games and activities related to the book, visit


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