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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck is an original classic by Beatrix Potter.

Poor Jemima. All she wants to do is lay her eggs in peace, and be allowed to hatch them herself. At last she flies off and finds the perfect place. Little does the silly duck realise that the charming gentleman who has lent her his woodshed is busily planning a delicious meal of . . . roast duck!

Jemima was a real duck belonging to Beatrix Potter, who lived at her farm, Hill Top. The story also features Beatrix's own sheepdog, Kep, who thankfully manages to save Jemima from a nasty fate!
Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten.

Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood. With revenue from the sales of her books, Beatrix Potter bought a farm - Hill Top - in the English Lake District, where she later became a farmer and prize-winning sheep breeder. She launched the now vast merchandise programme by patenting the very first Peter Rabbit doll in 1903. The product range continues to grow today with licences around the world including baby clothing and bedding, nursery decor products and collectables. Upon her death, Beatrix Potter left 14 farms and over 4000 acres of Lake District farmland to the National Trust so that the place that she loved would remain undeveloped and protected for future generations to enjoy.

Today Beatrix Potter's original 23 tales are still published by Frederick Warne, alongside a wide range of other formats including baby books, activity books and gift and sound books.

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck is number nine in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books. Look out for the rest!

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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9780723247784
  • ISBN: 9780723247784
  • Pub Date: 4th March 2002
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Warne
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 64

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This is Book 7 in the Beatrix Potter Originals Series. See all Beatrix Potter Originals books here.

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5th November '16
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My son loves this book. He enjoy reading about Jemima Puddle Duck and how she looks for somewhere peaceful to lay her eggs, and ends up getting into trouble - but then being saved again. The illustrations are great. We got this book in a bookset with the Peter Rabbit book for £4.99 from TKMaxx so that was a bargain. 
23rd January '17
I read it to RCHogan aged 2 aged 2 & to AIHogan aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This classic story is my son's favourite Beatrix Potter tale, as he's an enormous fan of ducks! This book tells the story of the lovely Jemima, a very trusting duck who is determined to hatch her eggs herself and leaves the farm to look for somewhere to do that. She naively trusts a fox (though she didn't know what a fox was, having been sheltered on the farm) and ends up being rescued from a "dinner party" by the farm collie and some fox-hound puppies. Despite her original eggs being collateral damage of her story, she laid some more eggs at the farm and managed to hatch 4 lovely ducklings.

This is a lovely bedtime story; my toddlers find it very exciting (and likely scary as they grow a bit older and understand concepts more). It's fairly short and can be read in one sitting. They really enjoy the beautiful illustrations; they are useful to help give meaning to the words we're reading. Beatrix Potter tales are a great addition to modern children's books - not only now but when they are older. They are filled with language that is uncommon nowadays and introduces new vocabulary.

Jemima Puddle-duck demonstrates a cautionary tale of not questioning a situation - especially when you're in unfamiliar territory. As well as showing the value of some knowledge person!

All in all, it's a beautiful, sweet book with years and years of use in it ahead. 
16th November '16
I read it to Lily aged 3 aged 3 & to RoseMars aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
One of my three year old twin girls favourite books from their complete Beatrix Potter collection. The original illustrations and language are still appealing to the young even after over 100 years have passed since it was written. The story is very exciting and may be a little scary for really young children as the fox wants to kill and eat the trusting duck. It does teach children about 'stranger danger' and not to go off with people they don't know even if they seem nice. A classic tale and a lovely book.
26th June '17
I read it to Mylesydr aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
One of many Beatrix potter's lovely book. Loved it has a child and still do. My little boy enjoyed it too. lovely to illustrations and story.
17th October '16
I read it to Eloise aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Adore Beatrix Potter's books and this one is no exception, it;s probably one of my favourites. This teaches children about talking to strangers and the dangers of it. 
27th May '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 9 months aged 0
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5 stars
This tale can just about be read in one night time sitting for my baby. Its a lovely classic, my baby has the jamima teddy bear she cuddles when reading this to her. Beautiful illustrations. It shows real farm animal behaviour but it is sad that the dogs gobble up the eggs, just when we thought they was safe from nasty Mr fox. But jamima did hatch some lovely eggs in the end. Easy to read. Lovely classic.
19th September '16
I read it to Piglet aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
A classic Beatrix Potter tale, the story tells of an innocent and naive duck who is taken in by a devious fox who wishes to eat her. The pictures are beautiful, and I love the language used - there are a number of words and phrases used that are not so common nowadays. I have had some great discussions about this story with my children (aged 4 and 8) about what words mean and what they think will happen next.
My children are fond of this book, as am I.
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 and this has become one of our new favourites. Jemima is a very trusting and sheltered duck and doesn't realise the trouble she is heading into when she flies off to try and hatch her eggs before the farmer's wife takes them away. Without giving away the ending, it doesn't end well and is actually a slightly sad tale (for a mother reading it, my daughter loved it!)
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About Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter Biography
Beatrix Potter (full name Helen Beatrix Potter) was a British writer and illustrator best known for her world-famous stories in The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Born on 28th July 1866 in Kensington, London, Beatrix Potter was always encouraged to draw and sh...

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