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Jun 20 2018

Peter Rabbit: Hello Peter! by Beatrix Potter

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Warne, Puffin Books, 2018. ISBN 9780241324332
(Age: 1-3) Highly recommended. Board book. What a wonderful introduction to Peter Rabbit and the delightful illustrations by Beatrix Potter. This board book is for very young children, but adults reading the rhyming words and looking at the drawings will also be engrossed and enchanted as they go through the book.
The rhymes are gentle and easy to read aloud. An example is:
Peter loves to jump and play,
Peter's had a busy day.

Each rhyme is accompanied on the opposite page by a gorgeous illustration. Young children will love pointing out the carrot that Peter is kicking in the air as he plays, and will laugh at the snoozing Peter after his busy day. There are colourful flowers, birds and butterflies adorning the pages in soft pastels and the final two pages are winners:
Peter's mother wants to cuddle
Before it's time to sleep and snuggle.

This is sure to become a firm favourite with young children and their care-givers.
Pat Pledger

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