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Cherlyn D. Dermody
1.0 out of 5 starsThis is not the Tale of Benjamin Bunny
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2020
I was planning to use it to read to my grandchildren. This is not the Beatrix Potter edition. The cover is the only authentic part of it. It is a waste of money. I had to buy a different edition which included the actual story and art. BUYER BEWARE!
2.0 out of 5 starsPaperback Version - Black and White Illustrations :-(
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2018
I bought the paperback version and was disappointed that all the illustrations are in black and white. I was expecting them to be in color. Perhaps that's why there was no "Take a Look Inside" feature when ordering?
I was very disappointed with this edition and did not give it to the Benjamin for whom it was intended. I probably did not read the description carefully enough, but I was expecting the small, hardcover copy with colored illustrations that I used to buy for my son. This copy is very dull, the illustrations are in black and white and the cover is paperback. I will have to look elsewhere for a more interesting copy.
1.0 out of 5 starsWhen did promoting child abuse in a baby book become okay?
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2017
I saw this and thought it would be so cute for my baby who's name is Benjamin... He is 11 months old and already loves books!!!! He loves flipping through the pages but is rough which is why I bought the board book version. I sat down to read it to him this morning when we get to the the page where Benjamin bunny's dad " took Benjamin out by his ears and whipped him with his switch. Next he took out his nephew, peter"
The illustration actually shows him being grabbed by the ears , bent over and his dads arm in the air as if showing the motion of him being hit. I am appalled this is in a baby book!!!! It's NOT 1904 anymore... child abuse is not okay. And this is crazy to me that there is so many 5 star reviews for this book, this is what people want to read to their babies and young children???? I will be taking a permanent marker making "the switch " into a flower and scribbling out the words about him being hit. 😡😡😡😡😣😣😣 terrible!!
5.0 out of 5 starsWell writen, and great for children
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2010
Full of fun and adventure, and a great companion to have with the tale of peter rabbit. While the tale of peter rabbit is full of mischief and adventure, this tale is full of adventure and teamwork (an important quality to instill in children. The book introduces a few more colorful characters to the series, and also gives peter a better ending than the last one!
The illustrations are very captivating, and it's clear that much hard work went into them.
As a writer of children's tales about rabbits, the peter rabbit series is by far my favorite. This book makes an excellent addition. I hope you and your young ones will enjoy it.
This is a reduced, shortened tale, from the original Beatrix Potter stories, in a sturdy board book, cleverly shaped around Benjamin wearing a hat and standing in Farmer McGregor's garden. This is the best part of this version of the book.
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Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2009
This is probably the second best-known of Beatrix Potter's wonderful rabbit stories. In this one, naughty Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin again sneak into Mr. MacGregor's garden and get themselves into dangerous trouble with the cat. They are rescued by Benjamin's father. Beautifully illustrated, this classic story has been loved for good reason. The cat is dangerous, the bunnies foolish and lovable, the father heroic and brave, and the warm home scene allows the reader a sigh of relief at the end.