Book Review: The Adventures of Peter Cottontail by Thorton Burgess (✮✮✮✮✮)

The Adventures of Peter Cottontail and His Green Forest Friends by Thornton Burgess

The Adventures of Peter Cottontail and His Green Forest Friends by Thornton Burgess

Title: The Adventures of Peter Cottontail and his Green Forest Friends

Author: Thorton Burgess

Genre: PSHE, funny, classic, (older) children’s fiction

Publisher: Dover Publications

Pages: 368 pages

Publication Date: 19th March 2014 

My Rating: 5/5

Hi there friends,
I’m back with another review! Here’s my review of the wonderful classic, The Adventures of Peter Cottontail. With some marvellous illustrations and enchanting tales, it’s a fun book worth sharing!

I received a copy of ‘The Adventures of Peter Cottontail and His Green Forest Friends’ by the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is split into three sections, telling the tales of three characters: Peter Rabbit, Grandfather Frog and Reddy Fox. Burgess has written the stories in a style which is somewhat akin to that of Beatrix Potter. Each tale is wonderfully enchanting, with adventure, mischief and humour interspersed throughout. This would be a lovely book to read to children as a bedtime story as some of the language used is sometimes a bit old fashioned and would need explaining to them. Each story is short and well paced, making them enjoyable and relatively quick to read through. Each story also has a moral, with characters coming to value strengths such as loyalty, honesty, forgiveness, friendship and kindness. These would also be brilliant to use, from a teaching perspective, as a focus to use in PSHE lessons.

A lovely story well worth sharing with younger ones.

If you want to get yourself a copy of the book, you can do so from Amazon UK HERE. If you read the book, let me know what you (and the children you shared it with!) thought about the book in the comments below. Be sure to like this post if you enjoyed it and follow if you want to see more of my reviews.

Happy reading,
Anna x

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