Published: March 7, 2013
Genre: Children's Literature
Summary (from Powells.com):
Celebrate 110 years of Peter Rabbit with a new, original tale written by Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson and based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter. In this story, Peter's adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr. McGregor's garden and all the way to Scotland! With 72 pages of beautiful text and illustrations, this hardcover picture book, which includes an audio CD of the story narrated by the author, is sure to become a classic — and a collector's item!
I have two confessions about this book. First of all, I decided to read it to my kids based solely on the fact that Emma Thompson wrote it. I adore Emma Thompson and I've always felt that she had a good way of relating to children.
For one thing, Emma Thompson has written a story a child would enjoy, not a moral lesson. And Thompson fully develops this story, unlike the original Potter stories. I found it great fun to read with my kids as the story is so well paced. And it gave me a chance to practice my (hideous) Scottish accent.
This is a book I would recommend to any parent looking for something fun to read to their child. And, to the parents of my childrens' friends....your kid will probably get this from us on their next birthday!
I was not solicited for this review and all opinions are mine, and mine alone.