The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

by Beatrix Potter

Hardcover, 1993



Call number




Landoll (1993)


Relates how the barnyard collie and pups rescued Jemima Puddle-Duck from the fox's cooking pot.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
Yay for Project Gutenberg. Really, though, these stories by Potter can get rather intense. Jemima is an awfully stupid duck, though. One other thing - where's the drake?
LibraryThing member sweetie_candykim
This was a lovely story. I read it again after finding it in the loft.
The illustrations in the book are fantastic, they have so much depth but the writing itself was brilliant too. There was no bad grammar. I hate the 'Charlie and Lola' series that encourages bad grammar because it is perceived as
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cute. The grammar in this is good and it also has a large vocabulary.
The story itself is good. I felt myself wanting to read on and find out what happened next because it wasn't very predictable, but when Jemima mentioned a handsome man with whiskers and in the picture was a fox, I thought 'Oh no!'. I thought the fairytale happy ending might happen, but then it didn't. It had a bit of Grimm's fairytales evilness to it. However, after the fox had been caught I thought the bit after was a bit unnecessary.
A classic series!
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LibraryThing member elpowers
Cute illustrations- a little wordy, maybe for slightly older children than it first appears.
LibraryThing member whitneyann47
I love the illustrations in this book. They almost take you there. I think it is a lovely story about a sweet duck that just wanted to have her eggs hatch. It is a bit sad how it ends, but it's still a great story.
LibraryThing member benuathanasia
Best of the illustrations in the Peter Rabbit series, but the book seemed incomplete, like it was missing a huge chunk (seriously, it's about a a fox and a goose, where is the conflict?).
LibraryThing member Nicholepeterse
This book is a great example of tall tales. This is because of its use of the main character and the way she is able to portray a life lesson. Another reason is that the character is farm animals and can be relatable to students, but with them talking makes the book unrealistic. This book is a
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goose who wants nothing more then to be able to hatch the eggs she lays, but can't because they keep being taken for food. The duck wanders into a forest and meets a gentleman that were a fox. He allows her to lay her eggs there. He then invites her to a special mean that he asks her to bring species. Little did she know the fox was planning to make a meal out of her. When she came back she got trapped into a room and to her rescue was the farm dogs. She returned back to the farm safe and was able to lay eggs and hatch them on the farm.

Use: I would use this in my class to introduce the genre of fairy tall and tall tale and compare and contrast the genres. I would also use it to show series of events and how does that affect the main character.

Media: Colored Pencil
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LibraryThing member MrsLee
Jemima Puddle-Duck is yearning to set her own eggs. She leaves the haven of the farm to find a nesting spot where they won't take her eggs and give them to the hen to hatch. Danger ensues.

When Beatrix Potter decides to write a suspenseful tale, she is very good at it! This is one of my favorites.
LibraryThing member quondame
Jemima doesn't like that her eggs are take to be brooded on by a hen so she goes to the woods to have a private nest and is given some dubious help.

Original publication date



1569870640 / 9781569870648



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