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The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
     

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

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by Beatrix Potter
 

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When Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated The Tale of Peter Rabbit, she had little idea how popular this story and the 22 which followed it would immediately become. Each of the 23 Tales has reprinted over 100 times, and in the 80 or so years since their initial publication, much of the delicate brushwork and detail has disappeared from the pictures.

Overview

When Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated The Tale of Peter Rabbit, she had little idea how popular this story and the 22 which followed it would immediately become. Each of the 23 Tales has reprinted over 100 times, and in the 80 or so years since their initial publication, much of the delicate brushwork and detail has disappeared from the pictures.

To remedy this, Frederick Warne has located Beatrix Potter's original artwork, and photographed it to produce these wonderful new edition of her stories. Thanks to modern printing techniques, her illustrations appear just as freshly as when they were first painted, and confirm Beatrix Potter's place as the most celebrated children's artist of the century.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—The classic stories have been newly illustrated in a larger format. Rasmussen's illustrations emulate the delicacy and intricacy of the animal world that Beatrix Potter originated while at the same time reflecting certain human characteristics through the subtleties of facial expression. The texts are in an accessible large font against a white background bordered by a thin pale green border. Pictures are both interspersed within the text and also full page on the same pale green background. Still, Potter's work in the original Warne publications remains the standard for these stories. Biographical information about Potter and her legacy is appended.—Rita Soltan, Youth Services Consultant, West Bloomfield, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780723234944
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1987
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt

It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is "soporific". I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit.

They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies!

Meet the Author

Beatrix Potter was born to a wealthy family in London and was raised by governesses instead of attending school with other children. She loved animals and had many pets, including rabbits. Beatrix spent many long holidays in the country and began to sketch and then watercolor animals, plants and landscapes.
She studied art in the late 1870s at the National Art Training School and her first commercial success was selling art used in greeting cards.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit began as a letter she wrote and illustrated to the children of one of her former governesses. Beatrix later transformed it into a book, which she published privately.
The enchanting story was published in 1902 by Frederich Warne & Co. and readers everywhere were captivated by the tale of a mischievous bunny.
Beatrix Potter went on to write more than twenty children's stories. She used the proceeds from her books to buy Hill Top Farm and other nearby land to preserve the unique hill country landscape. She died on December 22nd, 1943 at her home at age 77, leaving almost all her property to the National Trust. She is credited with preserving much of the land that now constitutes the Lake District National Park. Potter's books continue to sell throughout the world in many languages with her stories being retold in song, film, ballet, and animation, and her life depicted in a feature film and television film.

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The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Jessica_HF More than 1 year ago
My daughter really loved this book. The Read to Me feature really helped her along.
SunshineNC More than 1 year ago
Great book for young and young at heart! Beatrix Potter and her sweet bunnies are wonderful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enchanting, wonderful pictures, definitely a must read for the under five
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
My two young boys loved me reading this to them. Not quite sure who enjoyed it most, them or me.
kysnana More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old granddaughter liked the pictures, and that she could do it by herself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun story that will have children laughing and learning at the same time. A very nice recorded version also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just glanced at. Appears good for purpose for children.
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Very cute little book.
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Lynne229 More than 1 year ago
Beatrix Potter is one of my favorites. This is a cute app to share the story with my grandchildren.
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I think its all very cute i just thought the cousin part was weird i know they are animals but still
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Awsome this is a fun way to learn
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