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A Winter's Tale
     

A Winter's Tale

by Beatrix Potter
 

Join Peter as he sets out on an adventure, which takes him into many unexpected encounters before he finally returns safe and sound to his cozy burrow. This new tale features rare winter illustrations from Beatrix Potter and collectible snowflakes throughout to decorate the pop-up fir tree at the end of the story.

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Join Peter as he sets out on an adventure, which takes him into many unexpected encounters before he finally returns safe and sound to his cozy burrow. This new tale features rare winter illustrations from Beatrix Potter and collectible snowflakes throughout to decorate the pop-up fir tree at the end of the story.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
This book with padded front and back covers has one large pop-up on the last page. The story is based on a little known tale by Beatrix Potter entitled The Tale of Mr. Tod. It begins on a snowy winter night with Mrs. Rabbit sending her son Peter out to gather firewood. Peter is soon joined by his cousin Benjamin Bunny whose father warns them to watch out for Mr. Tod, the fox. They soon encounter Mr. Brock, a badger carrying a bag that "is moving about furiously" over his arm. When asked what's in the bag, Mr. Brock tells them it is none of their business and that they should worry about Mr. Tod. Next, they encounter Mrs. Tittlemouse who cannot find her babies. For the next few pages the two young rabbits, now looking for Mrs. Tittlemouse's missing babies, meet several other woodland characters who warn them about the fox. The story ends when the badger and the fox collide and the two young rabbits grab the badger's bag with the missing baby mice, return them to their mother and race home without any firewood. This rather inept tale is, deservedly, not as well known as Potter's other works, but the illustrations are attractively done in her style. As a bonus, there are eight concealed envelopes throughout the book that contain tiny silver stars to hang on the large pop-up tree on the last page. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich
Publishers Weekly
In this story drawn from Potter’s The Tale of Mr. Tod, Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin ignore their parents’ advice to stay close to home because of the lurking fox, Mr. Tod. On each page, tiny envelopes appear, containing sparkling, removable snowflakes that readers can collect as the boys encounter characters like Mrs. Tittlemouse, whose babies have gone missing, and Mr. Cat. After a run-in with the sly fox, Benjamin and Peter rush home, where a giant fir tree, the book’s sole pop-up, unfolds into a glittering, icy blue monument, on which readers can place the snowflakes. It’s a subtle gem with a big finish. Ages 5–8. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780723263814
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/29/2009
Series:
Peter Rabbit Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.66(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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