Review: Peter Rabbit Books from Kinder Cottage

One of my favorite things to see is when my kids lock onto a wonderful book and ask for it to be read over and over. It’s a mark of a keeper! We try to build a home library for our children that is full of great books. 

The latest additions to our library are The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Peter Rabbit at the Farm, adorable little hardback books for ages 3-9 from Kinder Cottage Publishing. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, as most of you know, is about a mischievous little rabbit who gets into trouble in Mr. McGregor’s garden and then with his mama later on.  In Peter Rabbit at the Farm, Peter helps the farm friends he meets get out of trouble, some of which he himself caused, and manages to fall asleep at home before being scolded by his mama. 

Peter Rabbit at Our House

My kids were already familiar with many Peter Rabbit stories when we cracked open the Kinder Cottage books, but they have quickly become favorites. The language has been updated to a more modern verbiage from the original text and the sweet vintage illustrations are wonderful. They are often in the read-aloud pile and my 6 year old has read them to us as well, although he did need my help along the way with the harder words. It was actually great practice for that reason. 

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Kinder Cottage is owned and run by a family that seeks to instill a love for Western literature, history, culture, and Christian faith into their children. They have republished 10 such Peter Rabbit books that were originally published by the Henry Altemus Company in the early 1900s. They have also republished some Wizard of Oz books and have started a history biography series for primary and elementary children, beginning with Alfred the Great. 

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