Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Works of Beatrix Potter

Author: Beatrix Potter

Appropriate Age: 3-8

About the Author:

Beatrix Potter grew up without many peers as friends. Thus she learned to love the environment and animals around her. She published her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, when she was thirty. It was widely popular but infuriated her parents who did not want her intellecutal side stimulated. She continued her passion of writing with many other sequels to her original, as well as others that introduced new animal friends.

About the Books:

All of Potter's stories deal closely with nature. The main characters in her stories are animals with human qualities. Meet Peter Rabbit, one of her most beloved characters. In The Tale of Peter Rabbit, the bunny has a blue jacket with brass buttons. All of the stories teach lessons and have wonderful morals to them. The adventures are terribly exciting for children. The classics have been around now since Peter Rabbit's original publishing date, 1902.

Why Little Aristotle's Library Loves It:

The stories have become part of our library because of the timelessness of the stories. Their natural state helps children from the early 1900s find similarities with children today. The stories are relatable for children who are expeirencing things like curiosity, problems with friends, and the like. I've never met a child who did not like the Tale of Peter Rabbit or the stories of the rest of her characters. For the children who grow to love the books, there is a series of videos which are basically readings from the books with illustrations on the screen that are very loved as well.

Other Books You Might Like...

Any of the Beatrix Potter books follow the same criteria listed above. My favorite story, as seen above is The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

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