5For god s sake, leave the poor duck to hatch her own eggs I don t know if I should rate this one since I am not the target audience, but hey, I have rated books with fairy tales before It s a good thing this one was very short and easy to read Also, the illustrations are so adorable I read this as a child, but that was a gazillion years ago Thanks to a friend sending me a link again today, I got the chance to enjoy it again, this time on line It was incredibly interesting too, in some instances Beatrix Potter s animal and bird centric perspective makes one feel a bit uncomfortable Nature mankind s harsher realities are not avoided What a rewarding read PS.
and those illustrations.
I m not sure why I enjoyed this story so much and I did Jemima, I think, reminds me of myself a tad bit She takes up the archetype of the fool and walks blindly into her predators home She even gathers herbs and ingredients to cook her with Luckily the trusty dog is there to save the day I love foxes and even though the fox is a scoundrel in this story I like the fox This is a good one You should read it.
9 Peter Rabbit children s seriesOoooh, this charmed me from the cover cutie pie Jemima Puddle Duck with her baby blue bonnet and pink shawl I spent an extra hour after reading, ooh ing and ahhh ing over the wonderful artwork I could easily keep this on my bedside table and immerse myself in the art story.
Absolutely loved the innocent Jemima Puddle Duck happily walking along with the nattily dressed fox.
Somehow as a child I missed reading the Peter Rabbit books In 2017, I plan to read the other 22 books in this precious series.
Inside cover says Beatrix Potter s farm had a real Jemima duck who wasn t good at hatching eggs, and that Potter s favorite sheepdog, Kep, was used in the story as the duck s wise friend who rescues her from the deceptively charming sandy whiskered gentleman the fox.
Awwwn This was so fun to read I missed reading children s books and picked this one off the library shelf as I thought Jemima Puddle duck looked really dashing and ladylike in her bonnet and all her duckery Might start rereading a lot of children s books now Ah, the nostalgia.
A great cautionary fable about not blindly putting your trust in just anyone, even if they seem really nice As my favorite musical Into the Woods puts it Nice is different than good.
Marks Years Since Warne Published The Tale Of Peter Rabbit In Celebration, We Are Publishing Limited Editions Of Twelve Classic Tales With Colorful Covers, Special Endpapers, And Notes Explaining The History Behind Each Book The Tale Of Jemima Puddle Duck Is The Tale Of Jemima, Who Wants A Quiet Place To Lay Her Eggs