Monday, May 16, 2011

Beatrix Potter Review of Book Twenty: The Story Of A Fierce Bad Rabbit

Name of Book: The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit
Author/Illustrator: By Beatrix Potter
What It's All About: This is an admirably short story and a refreshingly easy one to understand after our long tale of Robinson pig.  The good rabbit enjoys a carrot.  The bad rabbit wants the carrot, takes the carrot, and hurts the good rabbit.  A hunter comes along and shoots at the bad rabbit.  The good rabbit sees the bad rabbit running past without carrot, tail, or whiskers. 
My Favorite Bit: I do think the idea of a rabbit pushing another rabbit is funny and the illustration is hilarious.  I suppose Ms. Potter must have come upon some rabbits that were not well behaved at all and decided to write a story about them. 

Suitable Age For Reading It To:
Everyone can read this and understand it.  It is very short, so if you are looking for a quick bedtime story because it is way past your child's bedtime and they still require a story, this is a good one. 


  1. Actually very few rabbits are well behaved, as Ogden Nash once observed.

  2. Exactly, which is why we have sent them all to their rooms to think about what they've done.