The Complete Peter Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter

Hardcover, 2015



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Fic Pot



Penguin (2015), 400 pages. $30.00. Leatherbound.


The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tailor of Gloucester, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Story of Miss Moppett, The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, or The Roly-Poly Pudding, The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies, The Tale of Ginger and Pickles, The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, The Tale of Mr. Tod, The Tela of Pigling Bland, Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes, The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse, Cicly Parsley's Nursery Rhymes, and the Tale of Little Pig Robinson.

Original publication date


Physical description

400 p.; 10.6 inches


0448489473 / 9780448489476



User reviews

LibraryThing member agricolaoval
I love these small books because of the illustrations. BP is an acute observer, and her pictures are so full of these small, wonderful details. She creates a small and idyllic world that any child relates to. At the same thing she is not totally unrealistic because her world can be quite sinister and threatening at times as well. The text is interesting because she is a mix of the stereotypical annoying Victorian b*tch and a quite modern woman. The books are a delight to read to kids, again and again as it happens.… (more)
LibraryThing member MrsLee
All the stories Beatrix Potter wrote in one large book, with the original illustrations. It is a lovely book, and my son loved it. I love the little books which fit in a child's hand, but this was a less expensive alternate.
LibraryThing member Embejo
I never read these as a child (sad I know) and so enjoyed sharing them with my own children. This book which contained all of her works including some unpublished works was lovely. It’s one of those books that will be read and read again, so is one I’d like to own.

Loved the stories, loved the illustrations. Both of my children enjoyed them all.… (more)
LibraryThing member ruby_fruit
A beautiful collection of all twenty-three original Peter Rabbit with full-color reproductions of Potter's illustrations. A must-have for anyone who grew up with her stories.
LibraryThing member linda-irvine
Nothing can make me feel better than Beatrix Potter - especially with full color plates like these to look at.
LibraryThing member ChelseaSaysRawr
I grew up with Beatrix potter’s stories, and used to get my parents to read them to me all the time. This anthology of her work is a great book that can be read out loud to children and is mostly about animals found around a common farm. Some of the stories do have some questionable content like rabbit threatened to be eaten or animals getting trapped but I remember not being effected by that at all, in fact that made the ending even better. It’s great when a small animal out wits the human that’s threatening them.

The book is formatted so that each important portion of the story has a page to itself and an illustration of what’s going on. This is great it a child wants to flip through the book themselves and will engaged them in the story. The pictures are beautifully drawn with rich colors that are very appealing to young and old eyes, and add more to the story. It visually shows just how clever a young rabbit is feeling or how a little kitten feels about getting dirty, much better than words could.
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LibraryThing member JVioland
What's not to love? Perhaps the newest generation of parents will find the characters too sweet and the writer entirely too naive for today's world, but maybe that is why they need to read this delightful book.
LibraryThing member DrFuriosa
A charming and endearing trip into my childhood--and none of the magic was lost.
LibraryThing member Sara_Cat
One of the things I liked about this collection of Beatrix Potter stories, rhymes, and paintings is that before each there is text explaining a bit about the story such as when it was written, what was going on in her life at the time it was written, etc.

While a lot of these stories I remember hearing as a child there were also a decent number I hand not read before. Some stories were a bit nonsensical or absurd, though, maybe that is part of the point of those? It was also interesting to see what was considered appropriate for children in the early 1900s compared to today.

Even though I didn't love all the stories and rhymes, seeing all the lovely paintings and drawings by Potter was a delight. Though some of the stories kept me so pulled in I didn't want to look at the drawing in detail until later because I just wanted to find out the ending of that story.

One thing to keep in mind is that there are words or things that are no longer in popular use today that come up in some of the stories. While it rarely impacts the understanding of the story, there was one in which not knowing what something was did make it quite confusing.
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LibraryThing member dubbadee
My mommy got this book for me for my first Christmas, but we had to wait a long time to read it. Now that I'm two and a half, I enjoy reading these stories with my mommy. I can't believe how many stories are in this book! We have to use a bookmark! I like all the animal adventures.




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