Today I will review one of my daughter’s favorite books; The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit.
This is a little book first published in 1906. It came in a collection of other Beatrix Potter books. The basic premise of the book is that two rabbits are sitting together on a bench. One is eating a carrot. The other rabbit scratches the first one to get his carrot. This makes him the fierce, bad rabbit. Suddenly, along comes a hunter and shoots the bad rabbit. He does not die, but his tail is blown off.
By today’s standards, this book is kind of shocking. We don’t really try to scare our children into behaving like they did back in the day. I was actually a little puzzled that this story was still published. That being said, my daughter absolutely loves this book. She giggles when the rabbit gets shot. Morbid creature.
Anyway, this book is kind of fun, and it gives an interesting picture of what was considered appropriate stories for children 100 years ago. If you have young children, and do not mind exposing them to rabbits getting shot, then this is a fun story that is very fast to read.