The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

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Beatrix Potter's classic tales have been loved by generations of children. These new, simplified adaptations include Beatrix Potter's original artwork and shortened stories appropriate for children of toddler age to those just learning to read on their own. These handsome, affordable editions are the perfect introduction to some of the greatest tales in children's literature.
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Overview

Beatrix Potter's classic tales have been loved by generations of children. These new, simplified adaptations include Beatrix Potter's original artwork and shortened stories appropriate for children of toddler age to those just learning to read on their own. These handsome, affordable editions are the perfect introduction to some of the greatest tales in children's literature.
Adapted from the original tales by Beatrix Potter.

Author Biography:

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

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448420905
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/10/2000
  • Series: Reading Railroad Bks.
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.12 (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.
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2011

    poor format

    Purchased this to read to the kids as I remember the story from when I was a child. The format of this makes it a poor choice to read on a nook. Not worth the 0.99 in my opinion.

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    Posted July 6, 2012

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    Awsome it was great for my child

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Why not

    Good but a ton of typos.

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