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Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter

4.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  256 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Three Delightful collections in one: "Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit,"" Giant Treasury of Beatrix Potter" and "Further Adventures of Peter Rabbit."
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 5th 1992 by Derrydale Books (first published October 1st 1992)
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Jun 22, 2016 Latasha rated it liked it
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!
Mar 10, 2016 Lekeshua rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
We loved it!
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 Obviously these are old stories so some of the terms and experiences are a bit outdated.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 ...more
Thom Swennes
Sep 03, 2012 Thom Swennes rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Thom by: My Wife
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 ...more
Ebster Davis
Apr 22, 2016 Ebster Davis rated it did not like 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.

Feb 29, 2008 Joanie rated it liked it
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 ...more
Sep 14, 2010 Heather rated it really liked it
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
Debbie Ruryk
Jul 21, 2016 Debbie Ruryk rated it it was amazing
No matter what age you are, the Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter is a truly a Treasure! I enjoyed reading this book to my daughter when she was younger.
Jan 05, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
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.).
Feb 05, 2015 Dewi rated it really liked it
Kumpulan cerita Beatrix Potter dalam satu volume buku !
Selama ini saya hanya membaca kisah Peter Rabbit. Ternyata banyak sekali tokoh-tokoh lain seperti Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Duck, Tiggy Winkle, Tom Kitten dan kawan-kawan. Ilustrasi buatan Potter sendiri punya nilai tambah bagi kisah yang sedang dituturkan. Indah, lembut dan menggemaskan.
Tapi jangan terkecoh dengan ilustrasi yang manis saat anda membaca pie tikus yang lembut atau luwak yang menculik anak-anak kelinci untuk sarapan pagi. Horor
Jan 24, 2010 Esmoi rated it it was ok
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.
Carol Hardesty
Apr 05, 2013 Carol Hardesty rated it it was amazing
Shelves: treasuries
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.
Melanie Linden
Jul 27, 2010 Melanie Linden rated it it was amazing
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.
Grace Boloroo
All these stories were good examples for the children at young age.. Edgeer zuirlel zohioluudaas buruu ur dund hurgej bui ulger duuraillaas haraad suraltsah bolomjtoi sanagdlaa
Nov 03, 2013 Theresa rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
complete collection if funny moral stories set in england at the turn of the century. .. great little stories of courage, responsibility and friendship
Marts  (Thinker)
Apr 04, 2010 Marts (Thinker) rated it it was amazing
This collection of Potter tales is wonderful she gives all the animals such real life qualities. I enjoyed them all, and I've got quite a few on audio.
May 18, 2012 Lili rated it really liked it
Beatrix Potter was a magnificent children's story teller and the books passed down through generations are still loved today
Feb 09, 2011 Kristi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun collection of short stories. I bought a copy to share with my children.
Jun 25, 2009 Ariane rated it liked it
I got this years ago as a birthday present-- now I read it to my siblings!
Apr 04, 2015 Aliaa rated it it was amazing
you will wander about then come back with new little friend ..
Oct 22, 2013 Lynn added it
Shelves: picture-books
We have a box set of all the stories on my shelf at my parents' house
Jan 06, 2008 Kathi rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
I am an adult and still find these stories enjoyable.
Apr 12, 2010 Jen rated it really liked it
Lots and lots of stories that the kids really enjoy.
Sep 09, 2007 Primadonna rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
So pretty! Potter's a superb story-teller and illustrator!
Kimberley doruyter
Mar 02, 2014 Kimberley doruyter rated it it was amazing
i have always loved beatrix potter and still do.
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Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist, and conservationist who was best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit.

Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses, and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and through holidays in Scotland and the Lake District developed a love of lan
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