Jemima Puddle-duck (Large Shaped Board Book)

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This shaped board book in a large trim size is the perfect way to introduce young children to the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter. Complete with original illustrations and simplified text from each tale, children will delight in sharing the adventures of Jemima Puddle-duck.

Relates how the barnyard collie and pups rescued Jemima Puddle-duck from the fox's cooking pot.

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Overview

This shaped board book in a large trim size is the perfect way to introduce young children to the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter. Complete with original illustrations and simplified text from each tale, children will delight in sharing the adventures of Jemima Puddle-duck.

Relates how the barnyard collie and pups rescued Jemima Puddle-duck from the fox's cooking pot.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Variation and permutations of Beatrix Potter's characters and drawings abound. In this board book, very young children are introduced to the world of Jemima Puddle-Duck. The cover features Jemima in her blue bonnet and pink shawl. Also next to her is a fuzzy yellow duckling. The inside pages depict Jemima's farmyard, a pond where she and the other ducks search for food, and a scene with her surrounded by her four ducklings. 2001, Warne, $4.99. Ages 3 mo. to 2. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Variation and permutations of Beatrix Potter's characters and drawings abound. In this board book, young children are introduced to the world of Jemima Puddle-Duck. The cover features Jemima in her blue bonnet and pink shawl. Also next to her are fuzzy yellow ducklings. The inside pages depict Jemima's farmyard and surrounding area. She wants a quiet place where she can hatch her eggs. She heads off and finds a clearing in the woods where a gentleman is reading a newspaper. Now those who know their animals will realize that this is no gentleman, but a clever fox. He helps her find a shed where she can lay her eggs and come back every day to take care of them. Luckily for Jemima, Kep the farm dog has a clue about this not-so-nice gentleman and, with his friends, chases him away. The fate of the original nine eggs is not disclosed, but in the summer Jemima lays some more in the farmyard and they hatch. She proudly roams around with her four little ducklings. The soft watercolors are timeless and always a pleasure to view. Children will enjoy all the details and delight in a story that has a happy ending.
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Pre-Gr 2 The tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck has delighted children for decades, and now this adaptation in pop-up form provides a chance for them to participate in the story. Especially clever is the paper engineering that shows the dogs chasing the fox around the tree. Youngsters can turn the triple-layered circle and the fox seems to vanish as if by magic for half of the chase. However, as the book is extremely fragile, librarians will do well to stick with the original. Blair Christolon, Alpha-Bet Cooperative Pre-School, Manassas, Va.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780723259558
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 1/24/2008
  • Series: Peter Rabbit Series
  • Edition description: Large Shaped Board Book
  • Pages: 12
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.55 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.

Born into a privileged Unitarian family, Potter, along with her younger brother, Walter Bertram (1872–1918), grew up with few friends outside her large extended family. Her parents were artistic, interested in nature and enjoyed the countryside. As children, Beatrix and Bertram had numerous small animals as pets which they observed closely and drew endlessly. Summer holidays were spent in Scotland and in the English Lake District where Beatrix developed a love of the natural world which was the subject of her painting from an early age.

She was educated by private governesses until she was eighteen. Her study of languages, literature, science and history was broad and she was an eager student. Her artistic talents were recognized early. Although she was provided with private art lessons, Potter preferred to develop her own style, particularly favoring watercolor. Along with her drawings of her animals, real and imagined, she illustrated insects, fossils, archeological artefacts, and fungi. In the 1890s her mycological illustrations and research on the reproduction of fungi spores generated interest from the scientific establishment. Following some success illustrating cards and booklets, Potter wrote and illustrated The Tale of Peter Rabbit publishing it first privately in 1901, and a year later as a small, three-color illustrated book with Frederick Warne & Co. She became unofficially engaged to her editor Norman Warne in 1905 despite the disapproval of her parents, but he died suddenly a month later, of leukemia.

With the proceeds from the books and a legacy from an aunt, Potter bought Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, a tiny village in the English Lake District near Ambleside in 1905. Over the next several decades, she purchased additional farms to preserve the unique hill country landscape.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    To Olivia

    The book Jamima Puddle-Duck has only 6 pages with at lest under 10 words per page sooooooo if you are looking for a big book don't get this book or get a smaller book like this one. Thx!! ~Christina~

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    Poor Beatrix!

    Miss Potter would cry over this representation of her tale. Not simply because they totally changed the story, but also because the text goes from some lovely script to a horrid basic-computer font after the first page. No mention of Mr Todd, no mention of Jemima wanting a family of her own. Just some short narrative that describes what the "editor" thought they were about, and fairly off base.
    Save the space on you Nook, pass this by!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2011

    Do Not Recommend

    Very short, not worth the space to download.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    I would give this 0i stars but l can't

    This is nothing like the REAL jemima puddle duck story. It is a twisted version and is so babyish. Don't waste your time on this book. Get the real one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Why

    Why dose it have to be so much, why, why dose it even have to even cost, this is stupid. :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Olivia

    How many pages? I have not read this so i just rated it five stars.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Djx

    Io great

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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