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When the cupboard is bare at the Flopsy Bunny's burrow, the family all have to go in search of food. They soon find some old lettuces on Mr McGregor's rubbish heap, but who can imagine the horrors that await them as they enjoy a nap after lunch! Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny are two of Beatrix Potter's most popular characters and they are brought together in this exciting tale of danger and friendship. The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies is number ten in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: 1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit 2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 3 The Tailor of Gloucester 4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny 5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice 6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher 8 The Tale of Tom Kitten 9 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck 10 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies 11 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse 12 The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes 13 The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse 14 The Tale of Mr.
Tod 15 The Tale of Pigling Bland 16 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers 17 The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan 18 The Tale of Ginger and Pickles 19 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson 20 The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit 21 The Story of Miss Moppet 22 Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes 23 Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

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9780723247791
  • ISBN: 9780723247791
  • Pub Date: 4th March 2002
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Warne
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 64

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23rd March '17
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies 9780723247791
5 stars
Benjamin Bunny has grown up to marry cousin Peter Rabbit's sister Flopsy, and together they have had six little bunny rabbits. With a large family to feed, sometimes food runs scarce - and while cousin Peter helps out with offers of vegetables from his own flat (is that a Mrs Peter Rabbit in the background?), in desperate times the family forages around Mr McGreggor's compost heap. On this particular day the rabbits are fortunate to find overgrown lettuces (that have flowered / gone over) on which to feast.... but soon the babies and Benjamin are all dozing forgetting the "soporific" impact of lettuce leaves. Mc McGreggor finds them and scoops up all the babies into a bag for taking away (sic for a pie) later.....

Benjamin awakens as Flopsy comes looking for her family... but they are unable to free their brood. However Mrs Tittlemouse is on hand to chew away a corner of the bag and facilitate the babies escape. They put old rotting vegetables into the sack - and get McGreggor in trouble with his wife who thinks he's playing a trick on her with a promise of 6 rabbits when she opens the sack! The rabbits are thankful to Mrs TIttlemouse and get her a nice Christmas present to say thank you.

As always beautiful illustrations. And what a word for a 4yr old to learn - "soporific"! - its repeated several times ! I can understand some people dislike the discussion of eating rabbits - but its part of country life and eating meat... and really even in Peter Rabbit there's discussion of his father's demise.... its part of living unless you are going to be a vegetarian. My daughter really likes this book as it continues the tale of Peter and cousin Benjamin... and she's interested in the idea of "being married" at the moment, so she liked it that Benjamin had settled down and had a family. 
15th March '17
I read it to Soopa aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
I loved reading this series of books as a child and was keen to read them with my daughter as soon as she was ready. She received the whole set of Beatrix Potter books as a gift and up until now, with the exception of Peter Rabbit, has been more keen on playing with the books in the box instead of reading them but now has become interested. This book goes back to the original bunnies of the first stories and Peter Rabbit also features, much to my daughter's delight. The story is very dated and there is talk of chopping off the bunnies' heads and skinning them. This wouldn't generally feature in a modern children's book and I had misgivings about reading those parts to my little girl so in the end changed it to 'putting them in a pie' when reading it as she's too young to understand that that was in the past. However, she wasn't that interested in that part in her pleasure at seeing Peter Rabbit again so it was easily skimmed over. 
23rd January '17
I read it to RCHogan aged 2 aged 2 & to AIHogan aged 1 aged 1
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3 stars
This classic books depicts the tale of the Flopsy bunnies; the family of Benjamin Bunny and Flopsy. They get into trouble one day after eating too much lettuce and the six baby bunnies are captured by Mr McGregor, our old nemesis. They manage to escape thanks to the nibbling of Thomisa Tittlemouse. They fill up the sack with odds and ends from the rubbish heap then follow Mr McGregor home to see his reaction. Rather foolishly, as one baby Rabbit is hit by a rotting marrow. 

The story itself is somewhat savage (to me at least); it talk about cutting off the bunnies' heads and skinning them. That said, it's just what was done back then (and sometimes still is). It's not my favourite Beatrix Potter story, that said: there are others with more charm and more interesting plot-lines. It doesn't hold my children's attention very well - aside from the beautiful illustrations.

This is a book we'll likely return to when they're older - and they will probably revisit it again themselves as readers. 
28th May '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 9 months aged 0
The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies 9780723247791
3 stars
This is a classic story book easily read in one sitting. Beautiful illustrations . The story however is ok for now whilst my baby doesn't understand, but when she can it will be put on the adult bookshelf and given back when she is older. Mr mcgregor pits the bunnies in a sack to chop of thier heads and make skin costs for his baccy isn't the most appropriate story for little ones these days. Although I'm glad they are all ok in the end thanks to good old mrs tittlemouse apart from poor old flopsy bunny who gets badly hurt by a flying turnip. 
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