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Charming and sweet, but parents of inquisitive tots beware of awkward questions
on 7 November 2013
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?