by Jeanette Winter
June 17, 2003.
Frances Foster Books (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), New York, 2003.
Available at Sembach Library (JB POT).
This “little book for little hands” is a biography of Beatrix Potter--done
in the style of Beatrix Potter’s own books.
It’s a beautiful little book. It tells of her lonely childhood
and her love for animals and for drawing. We hear of Beatrix’s own
many pets, including a pet rabbit named Peter. We also learn how
her most famous book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit,
began as a letter
to a friend’s son.
This isn’t so much a biography for writing a report as it is a story
that’s enjoyable in its own right. It will be perfect for the second-graders
at Sembach Elementary who are asked to do a “Biographies Alive” project,
since it’s a story that they can read themselves.
Review of another book by Jeanette Winter:
The World Is Not a Rectangle
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
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