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. 

2 comments:

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

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

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