It's always such fun to get new books in the mail! We recently received The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Peter Rabbit at the Farm for review purposes. These classic tales are the first 2 books in a 10 book series from Kinder Cottage Publishing.
What sweet little books these are! They made me think of a dear friend who did her baby's nursery in a Peter Rabbit theme, many years ago.
The Peter Rabbit books were originally authored by Duff Graham for the Henry Altemus Company in 1917.
I had my son, Jack, who is a struggling reader, read the books out loud to me with a bit of help.
Many of the more archaic words from the original stories have been changed to more commonly used words, which makes the books easier for today's modern kids to understand.
But otherwise, these lovely books with their classic Peter Rabbit illustrations are just as the original books from 1917 were. In addition to the books we received, there are also holiday titles for Easter and Christmas, plus a Birthday book, and of course several every day adventures!
Family run Kinder Cottage is the brain child of Howard and Ann, who are the parents of 4 little boys. Their online store also has a series of five Wizard of Oz books, some individual titles, and an extensive selection of Advent Calendars. They are currently working on a historical biography series, with Alfred The Great already out and Boadicea coming soon. I can't wait to see who else they feature in this new series!
These darling, hardcover, collectible books have a cover price of $12.95, but Kinder Cottage is currently selling them for a very affordable $4 each. Or, you can get ALL TEN books for only $30! These stories are intended for kids ages 3-9. The Peter Rabbit books captured the interest of my little girls, who are three and a half and seven, in addition to being good reading practice for Jack, who is ten.
Most of us are familiar with the story The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Mama Rabbit sends the 4 bunnies out to play. Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontale are well behaved, obedient little bunnies, but Peter gets into mischief. He has scary adventures being chased from Mr. McGregor's garden. I particularly appreciate the part of the tale where Peter's mother laments that this was the second pair of shoes and jacket that Peter has lost in a fortnight--which is only 2 weeks!
Katie is still learning the English names of all sorts of animals, so Peter Rabbit at the Farm was a fun way for her to practice words like goose, possum, and rooster; words she might not be likely to come across in her board books. In this tale, Peter snacks on a persimmon, repairs a dam, meets a horse that can catch apples in his mouth, and falls into a pail of milk! Of course, after a day like that, he's quite exhausted, and once home, falls asleep without hearing his mother's admonishment not to run off again.
Hannah was excited to see the new books on her bed, as she loves to read at nap time and bed time. Now that's she is back in school, she misses out on some of our impromptu story times around here, but we make sure she gets a chance to read our new treasures, too.
I am excited to share that you can use coupon code TOS to receive 20% off your order from Kinder Cottage. If you remember reading about naughty Peter's antics as a child, and you want to introduce your own children to the delightful world of Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, now's your chance!
Not everyone on the Crew received the same books. Click the box below to see what other Crew families had to say about these and the remaining 8 titles in the series:
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