The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies [NOOK Book]

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The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in July 1909. After two full-length tales about rabbits, Potter had grown weary of depicting lagomorphs, and initially did not want to create another rabbit story. She realized however that children enjoyed her rabbit stories and pictures best, and reached back to characters and plot elements from The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904) to ...
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The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

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Overview

The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in July 1909. After two full-length tales about rabbits, Potter had grown weary of depicting lagomorphs, and initially did not want to create another rabbit story. She realized however that children enjoyed her rabbit stories and pictures best, and reached back to characters and plot elements from The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904) to create The Flopsy Bunnies. A semi-formal garden of archways and flowerbeds in Wales at the home of her uncle and aunt became the background for the illustrations.
In The Flopsy Bunnies, Benjamin Bunny and his cousins Peter and Flopsy are adult rabbits. Benjamin and Flopsy are married, and the parents of six children called simply The Flopsy Bunnies. Food is not always readily available to the large family and they are forced to resort to Mr. McGregor's rubbish heap of rotten vegetables for sustenance. Mr. McGregor catches the six Flopsy Bunnies after they fall asleep in the rubbish heap and puts them in a sack, intending to sell them for tobacco. When McGregor is distracted for a moment, the sextet is freed by Thomasina Tittlemouse, a woodmouse, and the sack filled with rotten vegetables by Benjamin and Flopsy. At home, Mr. McGregor receives a sharp scolding from his wife when she discovers the vegetables and believes her husband is playing a trick on her.
Modern critical commentary varies. One critic points out that the faces of the rabbits are expressionless while another argues that the cock of an ear or the position of a tail conveys what the faces lack. One critic believes the tale lacks the vitality of The Tale of Peter Rabbit which sprang from a picture and story letter to a child. Most agree though that the depictions of the garden are exquisite and some of the finest illustrations Potter created.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012404565
  • Publisher: JC PUB NETWORKS
  • Publication date: 3/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist best known for children's books featuring anthropomorphic characters such as in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and rural lifestyle.
Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by several private governesses until she was eighteen. Along with her younger brother, Walter Bertram, she grew up with few friends outside her large extended family.
As children they had numerous pets and spent holidays in the south of England, in Scotland, and in the English Lake District. There she developed a love of the natural world which she closely observed and painted from an early age. Her parents were artistic and interested in nature and the out of doors. While Beatrix was happily never sent off to boarding school, her education in languages, literature, science and history was broad and she was an eager student. Although she was provided with private art lessons, Beatrix preferred to develop her own style, particularly favoring watercolor. In her twenties, she concentrated on the study of fungi mycology, of ancient artifacts archeology, and of geology, and achieved a measure of respect from the scientific establishment for her reproduction of fungi spores and her scientific illustrations. In her thirties, Potter published the highly successful children’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit publishing it privately, and then in 1902 as a small, three-color illustrated book with Frederick Warne and Company. Between 1902 and 1918 she published over twenty popular children’s books making her the best known children’s author of her time.
With the proceeds from the books and a small legacy from an aunt, Potter bought Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, a tiny village in the English Lake District near Ambleside. Over the next several decades, she purchased additional farms to preserve the unique hill country landscape. In 1913 at the age of 47 she married William Heelis, a respected local solicitor from Hawkshead. Potter became a prize-winning breeder of Herdwick sheep and a prosperous farmer keenly interested in land preservation. She continued to write and illustrate childrens’ books for Warne after her marriage until the duties of land management and diminishing eyesight made it difficult to continue. Beatrix Potter published over twenty-three books; the best are those written
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  • Posted May 23, 2012

    Cute Classic Tail

    My daughter really loved this book. The Read to Me feature really helped her along.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    Add this book to your Nook

    Great book for young and young at heart! Beatrix Potter and her sweet bunnies are wonderful!

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Very cute little book.

    Very cute little book.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Awful

    Not a pleasant book for children. A rabbit married his cousin and a farmer wanted to cause the bunnies pain and cut off thier heads and sell them for tobacco? Horrible

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    enchanting, wonderful pictures, definitely a must read for the u

    enchanting, wonderful pictures, definitely a must read for the under five

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    ?

    I think to me it was a amazing book but i dont think little kids would handle such a long book.......but also there were some words in there that i dont think little kids know what they mean but overal it was a good book for like 5th graders or younger

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2013

    nice story for young children to hear read to them

    My 5 year old granddaughter liked the pictures, and that she could do it by herself

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Very hard words for even a second grader

    Words are used that most kids have never heard. If asked ti read without being read to very difficult to do so.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    Cute

    Beatrix Potter is one of my favorites. This is a cute app to share the story with my grandchildren.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Cute but ehh

    I think its all very cute i just thought the cousin part was weird i know they are animals but still

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Best book

    Awsome this is a fun way to learn

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Highly Recommended - your child will love it!

    A fun story that will have children laughing and learning at the same time. A very nice recorded version also.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Got for Grandkids

    Just glanced at. Appears good for purpose for children.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Beatrix potter

    Deleted! Didn't like the part about the two bunnies marrying

    cousins!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    won't work on all devices

    Nowhere does it mention that this story can't be read on Nexus 10 - until you get it in your library and attempt to open it. Disappointing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Leader's den

    This is Amberstar's den. In the middle of te den, there are two moss padded nests, one for Amberstar and one for her mate (if she gets one). The entrace is blocked by a sheet of lichen, and a pile of prey is next to her nest, accompanied by a peice if moss soaked in water. Apprentice will keep the pile stocked. In the rest of the den, there are areas where Amberstar can talk to her clanmates.

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 30, 2013

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    Posted June 21, 2013

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