Friday, April 7, 2017

Picture Book Review: The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter, color reproduction by Frederick Warne, Frederick Warne and Company, London, 1904.
Tis is the tale of Benjamin, who is the cousin of Peter and his siblings.  This takes place shortly after the "Tale of Peter Rabbit" and Benjamin finds Peter without clothes, because he lost them to the gardner who made of them a scarecrow.  However Benjamin had seen the farmer and his wife headed to town, so new they would be gone for some time.  He and Peter go to fetch the clothes.  Peter is wary the entire time, but they get to the clothes in easy fashion.  Its getting home that is difficult.  The cat comes upon them, and they hide in a basket.  When the cat takes a nap on top of the basket they are trapped.  Only the coming of Benjamin's father proved their salvation.
The color reproductions really are nice, and they are throughout the book rather than just on the cover.  They add something to the presentation and help tell the story.

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