Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beatrix Potter Review of Book Four: The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny

Name of book: The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny
Author  / Illustrator: By Beatrix Potter
What's It All About: Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit's cousin, comes along to Peter's house and finds Peter very poorly, having lost all his clothes in Mr. McGregor's garden.  (This is a continuation of the story of Peter).  Benjamin and Peter return to Mr. McGregor's garden as he and his wife have gone to town.  After they have been in the garden, however, they find their way back out of the garden is blocked by Mr. McGregor's cat.  The bunnies hide in an overturned basket which the cat promptly lays on top of and goes to sleep.  Mr. Benjamin Bunny, Benjamin's father, comes along looking for his son.  He beats the cat, takes the onions, and marches his son and nephew out of the garden. 
My Favorite Bit: I love the way Mr. Benjamin Bunny is portrayed throughout this little story and my favorite picture of him has to be on page 48, with him strolling along in his waistcoat with a pipe in his mouth.  What a proper gentleman bunny.

Suitable Age for reading it to: This one is for all.  The length of each page is short and the pictures and characters are easy to grasp, portrayed with a lovely color, and the story is just right.  Read this one, if only to see the dapper Mr. Bunny.

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