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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  176 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Three Delightful collections in one: Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit, Giant Treasury of Beatrix Potter and Further Adventures of Peter Rabbit.
Published (first published October 1st 1992)
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Thom Swennes
Sep 03, 2012 Thom Swennes rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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...more
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.).
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
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
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.
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)
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.
Beatrix Potter was a magnificent children's story teller and the books passed down through generations are still loved today
This is a fun collection of short stories. I bought a copy to share with my children.
I got this years ago as a birthday present-- now I read it to my siblings!
We have a box set of all the stories on my shelf at my parents' house
I am an adult and still find these stories enjoyable.
Lots and lots of stories that the kids really enjoy.
So pretty! Potter's a superb story-teller and illustrator!
Kimberley doruyter
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...more
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