Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny set off to collect firewood, but they end up fleeing the wicked Mr. Tod and trying to get some baby mice back from Tommy Brock, in a book that contains hidden snowflake decorations. This is not actually a tale by Beatrix Potter, but rather a book that pastes together a bunch of her images from various stories to create something that is kind of a Franken-Potter.
If you are not a Potter purist and are just looking for a pretty gift book for children at Holiday time, this would be fine. It has an elaborate pop-up at the end. This is a beautiful book that helps one get in the holiday mood. I love the little snowflakes that it has throughout the book that are to be placed on the pop up tree at the end. The coloring is very winterish…pale blues, whites, purples. The only drawback is the children disobey their parents in the story by leaving and wandering off into the woods and then they end up saving the day because of it. I don’t necessarily appreciate that moral. This would be a great gift and is a fun book to cuddle up on the couch with a blankie, hot cocoa, and your favorite little reader!
Title: A Winter’s Tale
Author: Beatrix Potter
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers
Release Date: 2009