The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
The Tale Of Peter Rabbit had been one of the best piece by Beatrix potter. Guys, have you ever thought of the lives of rabbits, about their family and about their enemies? Trust me, I never did until I read this book by Potter which just changed my though process for a while and I literally started to think about animals. Yes this novel will take you to a different land of animals. Now, let’s talk about this Tale of a small Rabbit.
Beatrix Potter’s most famous character, and hero of this novel is a little bunny named Peter. He lived with his mother and three siblings named Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton–Tail. The family lived on the edge of Angel Mc Gregors Farm, under a very big tree. They all were dressed like humans, wearing clothes and shoes. Potter has shown the life of rabbits just like the life of humans so that we can relate to it. There is an instance in the story where Mrs. Rabbit went to a market to buy something and took umbrella with her. While reading the book, you won’t even realise that you are reading about the rabbits.
One day, Mrs Rabbit warned her four children not to go to Mr. McGregor’s garden as it was the cause for their father’s death too. Mr. Rabbit was died their only because he was backed into a pie. And all the four rabbits agreed. But our naughty and disobedient Peter wanted to go there. He did exactly what was forbidden. He ran to the garden and started eating some lettuce and beans. Later he ate radishes and then looked for parsley. But was it that easy to roam around freely in that garden? No. And following the misfortune of Peter, he met face to face with McGregor himself while he had been planting out young cabbages. And then he started running after Peter. Now what will happen guys? Did Peter really escaped? Or was he caught by Mcgregor?
Peter was really afraid and he even forgot where the gate of exit was. He lost his shoes and jacket and he was just running very fast to escape. Some sparrows came to him and they seemed to be like good spirits or like angels to him who motivated him to run faster and not to lose hope. They encouraged him to not to lose hope. Peter tried all his ways to run out of the place. He jumped into a can, full of water; he jumped out of the window and many other adventurous things he tried to escape. He also met mouse and cat but he had no trust on cat as he had heard really bad about them.
But later, finally after all the adventures, he was successful in escaping the scary place. He went running to his place tired of all the adventures and then his mother found that he had a flu. But peter didn’t said anything about his dangerous and scary adventures. And this was the end of the tale.
Isn’t it an amazing tale guys? So what teachings does it contain for children? Peter disobeyed his mother and later he had to face all the consequences alone. He didn’t even learned from the experience of his father. He must have obeyed his mother’s instructions. So all the children out there must understand that our parents are our well-wishers. We must listen to their instruction as it will be always good for us.
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was an English writer best known for her children’s books featuring animals. She had many pets and she observed these pets very closely and always tried to explore nature of different animals in her novels. Her love for animals and nature can be seen in all her novels. This novel has been translated into 36 different languages and around 45 million copies sold, making this novel best selling book of all time.
I am hereby also providing you with the video that has a detailed summary of the novel, told in very interesting way with all animations.
It is the must read book for all children.
Start Reading And Feel The Change.