The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. It is a sequel to The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Book in the series published 1902), and tells of Peter's return to Mr. McGregor's garden with his cousin Benjamin to retrieve the clothes he lost there during his previous adventure. When Mr. McGregor and his wife leave home in their gig, Benjamin Bunny and his cousin Peter Rabbit venture into Mr. McGregor's garden to retrieve the clothes Peter lost there in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. They find the blue jacket and brown shoes on a scarecrow, but Peter is apprehensive about lingering in the garden because of his previous experience. Benjamin delays their departure by gathering onions, which he wraps in Peter's handkerchief, hoping to give them to his aunt, Peter's mother. He then takes a casual stroll around the garden, followed by an increasingly nervous Peter. Rounding a corner, they see a cat and hide under a basket, but the cat then sits on top of the basket for five hours, trapping the pair. Benjamin's father enters the garden looking for his son. He knocks the cat away from the basket and locks her in the greenhouse, then rescues Benjamin and Peter. But he also punishes them for going to Mr. McGregor's garden by whipping them with a switch he had brought. Once home, Peter gives the onions to his mother, who forgives his adventure because he has recovered his jacket and shoes. Following his return, Mr. McGregor is puzzled by the ridiculously small footprints and the scarecrow's missing clothes and cant figure out how the cat got himself locked in the greenhouse. In Benjamin Bunny, Potter deepened the rabbit universe she created in Peter Rabbit, and, in doing so, suggested the rabbit world was parallel to the human world but complete and sufficient unto itself. Benjamin Bunny was an instant commercial and popular success, and thousands of copies were in print by the end of 1904. The Times Literary Supplement thought Potter's illustrations "pencil perfect", but suggested that she engage a literary assistant for future productions. Potter created a nursery wallpaper tapping Benjamin's image, and Benjamin returned as an adult rabbit in the Flopsy Bunnies and Mr. Tod. In 1992, Benjamin Bunny was adapted as an episode of the BBC animated television series, “The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends.” ============= KEYWORDS: Beatrix Potter, children’s stories, lake district, England, bedtime stories, helpful, Benjamin, bunny, rabbit, Cat, onions, Mr. McGregor, garden, retrieve, clothes, peter rabbit, blue jacket, brown shoes, previous experience, handkerchief, mother, corner, trapped, free, Mr Bunny, discipline, home
Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin return to Mr. McGregor’s garden for a whole new set of adventures. Julie S. Hasler has rendered Beatrix Potter’s charming watercolors in 27 delightful illustrations for coloring, accompanied by the full text of the story on facing pages. Children will love coloring the pictures as they enjoy the warmth and whimsy of Potter’s classic tale.
Beloved sequel to Peter Rabbit, with black-and-white line illustrations after Potter’s original watercolors. Complete unabridged text from original 1904 edition. Children share in fun of helping illustrate book. 29 illustrations.
The tales of two little rabbits in Mr. McGregor's garden. In the first tale, Peter disobeys his mother and he is almost caught by Mr. McGregor. In the second tale, he goes back with his cousin Benjamin. They may both get caught this time!
Contains The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mr. Tod, and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
Author: Beatrix Potter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The basis for the 2018 film, Peter Rabbit has been hailed as one of the bestselling stories of all time and has been adapted into countless mediums, including books, films, board games, coloring books, and more. The original story features a young rebellious rabbit who, despite his mother’s wishes, enters the dangerous garden of Mr. McGregor to feast on its endless bounty. From there on out, he gets himself into all kinds of trouble. Originally published as separate stories throughout the early twentieth century, The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit contains all four stories featuring the famous bunny, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mr. Tod, and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Featuring all of the original illustrations by Beatrix Potter enhanced and re-formatted, follow the exciting adventures of Peter Rabbit and some of his most famous furry friends.