“ Genre: Junior Books / Author: Beatrix Potter / Board Book / Publication Date: 2010 / Publisher: Frederick Warne „
---Why I Bought This---
I have a young niece and as all the fmaily love books it followed that we would be buying more for her too. This book for me came with a set of three others in a nice thick card sleeve but it is available individually too.
Peter Rabbit 'Naturally Better' board book.
7 inches square.
'Sleepy Time' - a lift the flap book.
In muted colours of blue, browns and greens made with environmentally friendly vegetable inks. The paper is from responsibly managed sources and is chloring and acid free. The cover boards are from recycled material.
The cover shows Peter Rabbit asleep in his bed in a tree trunk.
Novelty book with shaped flaps that reveal Beatrice Potter characters at bedtime.
1) The first double page reveals a wicker basket, which, when the lid is lifted reveals Timmie Willie Mouse in a peapod. The second flap is to cover Timmie Willie up.
2) The second pair of pages has a cat and two kittens and a four-poster bed. Lift the curtain of the bed to reveal Tom Kitten, and you then have a second flap to cover him up.
3) The third pair of pages has Jemima Puddleduck - lift her wing and you reval four ducklings, with a feather flap to cover them up.
4) The fourth pair of pages show a door in a tree i the woods, lift the arge flap to see Mrs Tittlemouse asleep in a rocking chair - the second flap is a blanket to cover her with.
5) The final pair of pages are reserved for Peter Rabbit. First you see Peter's mother inside her kitchen in a tree trunk with a pan of food over a fire. Open part of the tree trunk to show Peter Rabbit asleep on his bed - the second flap is a blanket to cover him with.
Board book: 10 pages
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Company; Boardbook edition (7 Jan 2010)
£4.53 plus free delivery with Amazon UK.
As mentioned this book came as a set of four which I bought in a boxed set. Initially I was surprised at the muted nature f the colours, as with children's books you tend to get lots of garish primary colours.
However this is a lovely bedtime book. The board pages revel five double page spreads with two flips to lift in each pair of pages. The first flap reveals the character and then thee is a second flap that you can close to cover up the little animal. Quite an usual idea and great winding down read when getting the children ready to sleep.
This is a lovely book and a great introduction to Beatrice Potter characters. The large flaps are sturdy but the smaller ones to cover the animals a lot smaller and slightly flimsier. If the child is careful with the book and you go through the story with them they should be fine. I know with my sons I was never that fond of 'flap' books, as, although they loved books, the flaps were never really strong enough. These seem much larger and would therefore last better - ad some children are just gentler with their books.
---Would I Recommend?---