Just in time for my daughter's 4th birthday we were able to enjoy Peter Rabbit's Birthday! This cute little hardback is a little less than 60 pages long with a large, vintage, color photo on every other page. I chose to read this book aloud to my 6 and 4 year old. We enjoy read alouds in our homeschool and these books are perfect to just sit down and enjoy together! I had originally planned to break up this book between two days but my six year old was really into it and begged me to keep on going! So, I did end up finishing it in one sitting! In this story, little mischievous Peter heads out on the morning of his birthday to go and invite some friends to his party later in the day. Throughout his adventure he visits friends, meets a dancing monkey and comes across some surprises along the way. The big question is, will this free spirited woodland creature make it home in time for to celebrate his big day?
a farm theme. My kids love them and embrace reading stories and watching movies that they can relate to so Peter Rabbit At The Farm was perfect. They certainly could relate when Peter Rabbit ran through Mr. McGregor's hired man's legs while milking a cow. (They've seen their dad milk our goats enough to connect the two!) As usual, Peter finds himself in some sort of mischievous adventure and as usual, he finds his way home to comfort his mother's heart so she can rest assured that he is alright!
Overall, my younger two children (6 and 4 years old) truly enjoyed these stories and want to hear them again. My 7 year old listened in on the farm story and wasn't really into it, he thought it was too babyish for him. I personally think older kids such as 7 and 8 year old children could easily read and enjoy this, it just wasn't for him. I think my 6 year old thought they were library books because he said he really wanted to keep them! He was thrilled when I told him that the books were ours to keep and we could read them anytime we want! What I enjoyed the most were the vintage images and cute and memorable characters in the stories. I am glad to have added these books to our collection!