Search Results: "Beatrix Potter"


BOOK REVIEW

BEATRIX POTTER by John Malam
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 3, 1998

"With full-color and black-and-white illustrations. (chronology, glossary, index) (Biography. 5-8)"
Beatrix Potter (24 pp.; $19.93; Nov. 3; 1-57505-275-X): A charming biography in the Tell Me About series, about Peter Rabbit's creator. Read full book review >

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BEATRIX POTTER by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Although Lear had access to volumes of diaries and letters, her shaping of Potter's intriguing life is rather blockheaded."
A stolid biography by environmental historian Lear (Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, 1997) that gets at the facts of Victorian Potter's life but does not bother addressing motivations and thwarted ambition. Read full book review >

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BEATRIX POTTER by Alexandra Wallner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Several children's biographies of Potter are in print; it's good to have one for this audience. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Wallner (Betsy Ross, 1994) has written a beginning biography of a woman as familiar to children as Mother Goose, but whose life is much easier to track. Read full book review >

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BEATRIX POTTER AND HER PAINTBOX by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Humble and lovely. (Picture book/biography. 3-6)"
A small girl named Beatrix Potter spends her childhood painting. Read full book review >

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A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER by Frederick Warne & Co.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Enjoyable perusing; best as an adult coffee-table book. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Alongside some of Beatrix Potter's own work, 32 contemporary author/illustrators each offer a testimonial and a piece of original art in homage to this grande dame of children's books. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2003

"I live so much out of the world,' she ruefully averred, but, just as her works have helped to connect generations of children to the natural one, so will this diminutive keepsake bring her private one into focus. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Winter follows up Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World (p. 111) with a similarly evocative character portrait, pairing small, formal, closely-framed portraits of Beatrix Potter—at various ages, and usually in the company of small animals, as she so often was—with a first person narrative into which she folds Potter's own words (set off in italics). Read full book review >

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BEATRIX POTTER AND THE UNFORTUNATE TALE OF A BORROWED GUINEA PIG by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The use of invented dialogue makes this problematic as straight biography, but it is nevertheless a charming, delightful homage. (author's note, photographs, notes) (Picture book. 4-9)"
Beatrix Potter was an artist and writer whose tales of the small animals she loved have entertained generations of children; here, Hopkinson and Voake offer a story of her childhood. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT by Beatrix Potter
Released: March 1, 1989

There is absolutely no reason for anyone to purchase this travesty. Read full book review >

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POP OUT! THE TALE OF SQUIRREL NUTKIN by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2011

"While Peter Rabbit was a groundbreaking app, this one suffers not at all from building over the same template: It is elegance defined. (iPad storybook app. 2-10)"
Not as stunning or surprising as Loud Crow Interactive's previous Potter adaptation, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, its take on her subsequent, squirrel tale is nevertheless a clever, faithful retelling. Read full book review >

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JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF MISS MOPPET by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2011

"Potter's story of an abusive relationship between Miss Moppet the cat and Mouse is given short shrift in this shoddy, derivative app. Readers will be left feeling teased and unsatisfied, even if they're unaware far better Potter apps exist. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
There's homage and then there's pure imitation, and in this adaptation of Beatrix Potter's cat-and-mouse tale, the developer has clearly studied the template created by Loud Crow Interactive and created a cheap, off-putting knockoff. Read full book review >

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THE ORIGINAL TALE OF PETER RABBIT by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2011

"By taking a kitchen-sink approach, Penguin has made a fine, abundant app that easily earns its official status. But there's a better app out there that makes reading the story even more enjoyable and that makes this one pale in comparison. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
While it's not the most elegant, magical app translation of Beatrix Potter's most famous work, this expansive edition throws in everything it can to reproduce and enhance the original text. Read full book review >