Friday, May 27, 2016

Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box

                                                          by David McPhail

  This is a small biography of Beatrix Potter focusing on her early years when she is given her mother's paint box.The book continues to show Beatrix's love of painting which led her to write her first book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". Through David McPhail's intimate watercolor paintings, we see Beatrix's love of the countryside and animals which were so central to her books. There's not a lot of detail about Beatrix's life nor is there any back matter for further reference. However, it's a good introduction to Beatrix Potter for younger children.                                       

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