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The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit's cousin, Benjamin Bunny, has been a very popular character since this book's first publication in 1904. In this tale we hear all about his and Peter's adventures in Mr McGregor's vegetable garden, and what happens to them when they meet a cat! Even more frightening, is what happens to the two pesky bunnies when Old Mr Benjamin Bunny finds out what they have been up to! 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 Benjamin Bunny is number four 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

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny Reviews | Toppsta

9780723247739
  • ISBN: 9780723247739
  • Pub Date: 4th March 2002
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Warne
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 64

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21st August '16
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
The sequel to Peter Rabbit.... Benjamin encourages Peter to re-enter the garden to recover his lost jacket and shoes. All goes well until the cat falls asleep on top of the basket in which Peter and Benjamin have hidden.... leaving them trapped and increasingly concerned as the hours tick by. Thankfully Benjamin's father / Peter's uncle comes to their rescue... and locks the cat in the greenhouse! Our 3 yr old loves Peter Rabbit, which we read often in isolation.... whereas Benjamin has to be read only after Peter (when she's trying to extend her story time !). On reading this as an adult, I was struck by how I had no memory of it being a follow-on tale - but I think it works very well; mirroring the original story but with the immediate threat being the cat instead of Mr McGreggor, its sufficiently different .... and has merit as a standalone read as well. As always gorgeous detailed illustrations that cannot fail to charm. 
8th December '16
I read it to Soopa aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
We are working our way through a Beatrix Potter set. As an adult reading them some of them have some quite horrible themes (e.g. getting eaten in pies in Peter Rabbit) and in this one there is a part when Benjamin gets whipped with a switch.  I wasn't sure about this as I thought it might be a bit worrying for my daughter but we read it in a lighthearted way and I think because they are rabbits it was far enough removed from humans that she wasn't worried about it. She loves the modernised Benjamin Bunny in the TV series and didn't seem to recognise that the drawings were quite different. I will read through any more of the series on my own before reading with my daughter though so I can prepare for any scary storylines. It's lovely to read a book that I remember fondly from my childhood with my little girl.
16th September '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 1 aged 1
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2 stars
Benjamin bunny is my second favourite Beatrix potter character. I love his silly floppy hat, he is one of the4 cutest characters. Unfortunately the story is a little scary and ill put this one away on our bookshelf. poor Benjamin gets whipped, the farmer is out to kill and mentions of tobacco.
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About Beatrix Potter

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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

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