A noteworthy review of Classic Tales by Beatrix Potter from Children's Bookwatch on January 1, 2010
Beatrix Potter books have been enduringly popular with young readers and their parents for some five generations. Now a new edition of six iconic titles have been published by The Child’s World in their ‘Classic Tales by Beatrix Potter’ series. With a text written at a second grade reading level and storylines that will thoroughly engage young readers from kindergarten through third grade, each 24-page book is published with a reinforced library binding making it ideal for school and community library collections. Featuring full-color reproductions of Potter’s lovely artwork, this series includes ‘The Tale of Benjamin Bunny’; ‘The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse’; ‘The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse’; ‘The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin’; ‘The Tale of the Flopsy bunnies’, and, of course, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. Of special note is a listing of the complete works of Beatrix Potter. Although each title is available separately ($24.21 List/$16.95 Library), both school and community libraries should acquire the entire series ($145.26 List/$101.70) for both the savings and the benefit to their young patrons.
—James C. Cox