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30 review for The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter ( Annotated with Free audiobook link ) Children's Book

  1. 5 out of 5

    Latasha

    I listened to the librivox recording. as for the stories, they were great. so delightful! as for the lady reading them, she did great until she decided to do the animal voices. oh no honey! don't do that! I listened to the librivox recording. as for the stories, they were great. so delightful! as for the lady reading them, she did great until she decided to do the animal voices. oh no honey! don't do that!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Emmy

    As a kid, I only read a few of these stories, so at least half of these were new to me. I was expecting cute little stories with simple morals, but was really surprised by what I actually got. The tales were incredibly funny, but often surprisingly dark (I'm looking at you, Samuel Whiskers!). And the animals were in turn lazy, and selfish, and rather stupid. I loved every minute of it! My favorite moment in particular was when Mr. Drake Puddle Duck is asked to help Tom Kitten get his little jack As a kid, I only read a few of these stories, so at least half of these were new to me. I was expecting cute little stories with simple morals, but was really surprised by what I actually got. The tales were incredibly funny, but often surprisingly dark (I'm looking at you, Samuel Whiskers!). And the animals were in turn lazy, and selfish, and rather stupid. I loved every minute of it! My favorite moment in particular was when Mr. Drake Puddle Duck is asked to help Tom Kitten get his little jacket on, so Mr. Drake puts it on himself and just wanders away, mumbling about what a nice day it is! I had to read it over a second time to make sure that I didn't miss something. But, no, it was just a really oblivious duck! And most of the stories had little moments like that. I never thought that they would make me laugh so much!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Clark

    This was one of the first books my dad ever got for me and read to me. I love the illustrations and the stories are quite funny. Good stories for young animal lovers.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Luci

    Delightful. I especially love the names of the animals!

  5. 4 out of 5

    RhiannaH

    A wonderful collection of stories which can be enjoyed by all. Each story comes with illustrations drawn be Beatrix Potter herself and are beautiful additions to the stories. The stories can be the focus of literacy lessons or as part of a wider topic, for example the victorians or nature due to the time frame and setting in which these stories are set. Would definitely recommend incorporating these stories into school life.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lui Fong Ching

    This book grew up with me and has been by side for 14 years. I don't know where my parents got this book from. This book has all the nursery rhymes that I heard during my childhood.It was very satisfying to read all the rhymes again and learn what you didn't when you read it the last time. Other than the rhymes, the illustrations are also very beautiful and is full of vintage style. This book grew up with me and has been by side for 14 years. I don't know where my parents got this book from. This book has all the nursery rhymes that I heard during my childhood.It was very satisfying to read all the rhymes again and learn what you didn't when you read it the last time. Other than the rhymes, the illustrations are also very beautiful and is full of vintage style.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lorlee

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Charming stories, beautiful illustrations. A nostalgic read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah Crain

    Was fun to read this collect and revisit some childhood favorites. Disappointed the ecopy on loan through Libby (via my library) did not include any of the book's illustrations. Was fun to read this collect and revisit some childhood favorites. Disappointed the ecopy on loan through Libby (via my library) did not include any of the book's illustrations.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bloss ♡

    I had forgotten how enjoyable these stories and illustrations were! Most excellent.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lydia Coral

    Rating: 4.5 stars

  11. 4 out of 5

    Iain M Rodgers

    The stories are unbelievably feeble. I guess everyone is tricked into thinking they are good because of the charming illustrations.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Figure I better read these while reading the Potter biography. Four stars due mostly to nostalgia, wonderful illustrations, and the fact that I just finished Lear's biography which I enjoyed very much. Figure I better read these while reading the Potter biography. Four stars due mostly to nostalgia, wonderful illustrations, and the fact that I just finished Lear's biography which I enjoyed very much.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mary Katherine

    I have loved Beatrix Potter’s work since childhood. She has the most beautiful way of drawing her reads into the worlds she created with her pen and brush. The stories are charming and often teach moral lessons. Her work is timeless!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Reading this childhood favorite again as an adult was a delightful and surprising experience. The stories are darker than I recall, but also funnier, and still very comforting. Some things read awkwardly to the modern eye (Tabitha Twitchit "smacks" her kittens; twigs are described as f**gots), but overall this is beautiful collection and a lovely bunch of stories. ✨I read this title for the 2020 OWLS Magical Readathon!✨ Exam: Charms Reading this childhood favorite again as an adult was a delightful and surprising experience. The stories are darker than I recall, but also funnier, and still very comforting. Some things read awkwardly to the modern eye (Tabitha Twitchit "smacks" her kittens; twigs are described as f**gots), but overall this is beautiful collection and a lovely bunch of stories. ✨I read this title for the 2020 OWLS Magical Readathon!✨ Exam: Charms

  15. 4 out of 5

    McKenzie Richardson

    I vaguely remember reading some of these stories as a child, but really only remembered Peter Rabbit so I decided to go back and reread the collection.Overall, it is a well put together collection of stories with a variety of characters. I loved that the stories were interconnected and that you were able to read about some of the characters relations such as Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit's cousin. Obviously these are old stories so some of the terms and experiences are a bit outdated. There are I vaguely remember reading some of these stories as a child, but really only remembered Peter Rabbit so I decided to go back and reread the collection.Overall, it is a well put together collection of stories with a variety of characters. I loved that the stories were interconnected and that you were able to read about some of the characters relations such as Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit's cousin. Obviously these are old stories so some of the terms and experiences are a bit outdated. There are a few definitions added within the text (warren) or explained in the actual story (credit), but there are still a few things that young modern readers may not understand. Also, because of the time period in which the stories were written, some of them are a little violent or may be off-putting to modern parents and young readers. In the forward, it is stated that, "the stories are not sentimental ones of cute and precious little animals... Her stories are true to life and to the laws of nature" (vii-viii), thus there are various animal interactions that are a bit violent (cat vs. mouse, fox vs. duck/eggs, human vs. rabbit) and may make some of the stories less enjoyable for certain readers. The illustrations were beautiful and really added more depth to the narration, especially at times in which the animal in question was not specifically stated in the text.A good collection of tales, some better than others, but definitely an interesting read. While some aspects were dated, the book can still be enjoyed by a variety of audiences today.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    For the last thirty-odd years a menagerie of porcelain figurines, dressed in late 19th Century clothing, have been occupying a prominent place in our china cabinet. My wife collected them when our children were still young. These animated animals, by their mere presents, have become as familiar as family, yet I really never actually knew their story. In order to learn about these already familiar figures I picked up and read Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter. I can now put a For the last thirty-odd years a menagerie of porcelain figurines, dressed in late 19th Century clothing, have been occupying a prominent place in our china cabinet. My wife collected them when our children were still young. These animated animals, by their mere presents, have become as familiar as family, yet I really never actually knew their story. In order to learn about these already familiar figures I picked up and read Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter. I can now put a story and personality to each one. I imagine Beatrix Potter was a fan of Charles Dickens as the names she attached to her characters would have surely impressed him. Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Hunca Munca, Squirrel Nutkin, Samuel Whiskers, Mrs. Tittlemouse and probably the most well known character is Peter Rabbit. The stories are as fresh and entertaining as the names of the characters. I could favorably compare them to Watership Down by Richard Adams. I think these stories will speak to readers of all ages.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joanie

    Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit is a classic in our family. I can remember my Grandma Vellys reading this story to me countless times. It's very nostalgic for me. Like Mother Goose, the Beatrix Potter treasury is full of characters and stories that are part of our culture. HOWEVER, there are a few stories that are a little alarming. When I was reading the story of The Fierce Bad Rabbit to Graham as a toddler, we were shocked to turn the page and read the next line: "This is a man with a gun". He a Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit is a classic in our family. I can remember my Grandma Vellys reading this story to me countless times. It's very nostalgic for me. Like Mother Goose, the Beatrix Potter treasury is full of characters and stories that are part of our culture. HOWEVER, there are a few stories that are a little alarming. When I was reading the story of The Fierce Bad Rabbit to Graham as a toddler, we were shocked to turn the page and read the next line: "This is a man with a gun". He actually SHOOTS the rabbit! Another one that was scary was about the Duck who was tricked by a fox when she was laying her eggs. Rather than taking care of her eggs and having ducklings, the fox eats them! I can't say I love it, but now that my boys are big, we get a good laugh out if it when we read it together!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    We read the story of the Two Naughty Mice today and my two youngest were laughing so hard they could hardly stay on the couch. Every time I read Hunca Munca they'd start all over again. It was the name, not the actions that were making them laugh. Thus far the only story that really bombed was the Tailor of Gloucester. Updated September 2010 - It took us a while, but we finished. All the boys really enjoyed it. I was surprised that it held the attention of the older boys (ages 10) so well. I ofte We read the story of the Two Naughty Mice today and my two youngest were laughing so hard they could hardly stay on the couch. Every time I read Hunca Munca they'd start all over again. It was the name, not the actions that were making them laugh. Thus far the only story that really bombed was the Tailor of Gloucester. Updated September 2010 - It took us a while, but we finished. All the boys really enjoyed it. I was surprised that it held the attention of the older boys (ages 10) so well. I often found them looking through the book during the day. I liked this collection because it had so many of the stories in one place. And the original illustrations were lovely.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Elinor Loredan

    The gentle, old-time atmosphere of these stories is cozy and soothing, with soft illustrations and simple tales, each with its own moral. Of course, not all is gentle--there is killing or near-killing, brutality, malice, desperate escapes. But the outcomes are always good and the general feeling safety. The illustrations are half of the virtue of the stories, which would lose a good deal without them, though they are meaningful on their own. My favorites are The Tailor of Gloucester, Mrs. Tiggy- The gentle, old-time atmosphere of these stories is cozy and soothing, with soft illustrations and simple tales, each with its own moral. Of course, not all is gentle--there is killing or near-killing, brutality, malice, desperate escapes. But the outcomes are always good and the general feeling safety. The illustrations are half of the virtue of the stories, which would lose a good deal without them, though they are meaningful on their own. My favorites are The Tailor of Gloucester, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, The Pie and the Patty-Pan, Squirrel Nutkin, and The Roly-Poly Pudding.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Gabriella

    An amazing collection of books that all children should read. Peter rabbit has never seen a better collection or more beautifully put together. If you haven't read Beatrix Potter's books before then I would highly recommend this collection as one to come into on. What more is there to say, a vibrant collection of characters that really bring out the best and the worst sides of people but make for amazing reading in random stories of daring and stupidity. An amazing collection of books that all children should read. Peter rabbit has never seen a better collection or more beautifully put together. If you haven't read Beatrix Potter's books before then I would highly recommend this collection as one to come into on. What more is there to say, a vibrant collection of characters that really bring out the best and the worst sides of people but make for amazing reading in random stories of daring and stupidity.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I love Beatrix Potter stories! My favourite characters are Mrs. Tiggy-winkle and Mrs. Tittlemouse. While most people know about Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-duck, most do not know that Ms. Potter wrote a whole world of books. I heartily suggest these stories. Quick note: I listened to the LibriVox recording and over all, it was a good recording, but be warned that occasionally the narrator would try and do different voices and not all of the turned out well.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Esmoi

    Charming illustrations, of course, and cute stories to read as an adult. Unfortunately, the writing is now so dated, it is half incomprehensible to young children. Potter is also very wordy, sometimes about nothing of any particular importance to the plot. Whenever I read these stories aloud to preschoolers, the children are bored. Abridged Potter tales seem to suit that age group better.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carol Hardesty

    Beatrix Potter was one of my favorite authors as a little girl. (I was also a fan of the TV series "The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends".) There's a reason her stories are so enduring. Her delicate illustrations and straightforward storytelling resonate with children, especially very young ones. Generations have loved her work and I'm sure future generations will too. Beatrix Potter was one of my favorite authors as a little girl. (I was also a fan of the TV series "The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends".) There's a reason her stories are so enduring. Her delicate illustrations and straightforward storytelling resonate with children, especially very young ones. Generations have loved her work and I'm sure future generations will too.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Some familiar stories and some unfamiliar ones. The strength (and weakness) of Potter is that she lived with animals and nature, so there are a lot of scenarios and endings which will be a bit too "real" for the tastes of a modern urban dweller (foxes do succeed in killing smaller animals for food, mice and cats are not compatible, etc.). Some familiar stories and some unfamiliar ones. The strength (and weakness) of Potter is that she lived with animals and nature, so there are a lot of scenarios and endings which will be a bit too "real" for the tastes of a modern urban dweller (foxes do succeed in killing smaller animals for food, mice and cats are not compatible, etc.).

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ebster Davis

    So I made a stupid decision. I thought it would be clever to first listen to the audio for this story without looking at Bea's pictures. Then go back and experience the stories with pictures and check out the difference. I don't want to read these again because the stories are so dull, and the author's attempts at making everything rhyme are atrocious. Those pictures better be worth it. So I made a stupid decision. I thought it would be clever to first listen to the audio for this story without looking at Bea's pictures. Then go back and experience the stories with pictures and check out the difference. I don't want to read these again because the stories are so dull, and the author's attempts at making everything rhyme are atrocious. Those pictures better be worth it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Given to me by my grandmother's sister, my Great Aunt Pat. She loved all things Beatrix Potter, and encouraged us kids to read and be involved with stories and art. She's not around anymore, but I'd like to have a Beatrix Potter themed nursery one day... she'd like that. Given to me by my grandmother's sister, my Great Aunt Pat. She loved all things Beatrix Potter, and encouraged us kids to read and be involved with stories and art. She's not around anymore, but I'd like to have a Beatrix Potter themed nursery one day... she'd like that.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Primadonna

    So pretty! Potter's a superb story-teller and illustrator! So pretty! Potter's a superb story-teller and illustrator!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kathi

    I am an adult and still find these stories enjoyable.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ariane

    I got this years ago as a birthday present-- now I read it to my siblings!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Angela Randall

    Free ebook and audiobook available from here. Free ebook and audiobook available from here.

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