7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Charming and sweet, but parents of inquisitive tots beware of awkward questions,
This review is from: The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit (Hardcover)
This is beautifully illustrated and written in a style faithful to Beatrix Potter, as was Thompson's first.
This second story is set just before Christmas, when Peter and Benjamin happen upon William the turkey who proudly declares that the McGregor's are 'having him for dinner'... Can they save the proud bird from his fate?
I read this as an adult, to become familiar with the story, but was struck that this could be awkward for some parents reading it to their children, having to talk about the fact (nevertheless true) that some animals are killed for us to then eat. It's a lighthearted story but one to ponder on before reading with your child - are you ready for that discussion?
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Initial post: 10 Nov 2013 17:38:47 GMT
I'm not a vegetarian and really enjoy turkey at Christmas.... But I do think that children need to know that farm animals are raised for food.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2013 18:16:05 GMT
K. J. Noyes says:
I would definitely agree with you Caroline.
I mentioned it in my review so adults reading it to a child are prepared for questions to be asked.
I'm not a vegetarian either and plan on sharing this with my toddler.
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