Friday, February 23, 2007

Potter, Beatrix that is

In a piece on the joys of the Times Literary Supplement, the Bookworld blogger reveals her ambivalent to negative take on Beatrix Potter. My kids were quite into these books in the 2004-2005 time frame, but seem to have grown tired of them recently. The stories do tend to add a bit of matter of fact ghastliness. In Peter Rabbit, we learn that Peter's father tried one too many times to steal veggies and ended up in a stew. In the Tale of Samuel Whiskers, young kitten Tom is captured by rats and very nearly made into a pudding. I think my kids just liked the pictures.

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