Posts Tagged ‘peter rabbit’

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) created Peter Rabbit and his friends in tales she wrote and illustrated.  The movie Miss Potter shows the author’s struggle to escape her parents’ designs for her, her efforts to introduce her literary creations to the world, and finally her success in finding a life of her own.  Just recently I was able to watch the entire movie on DVD.  In one scene, their relationship apparently developing beyond the business of publishing children’s books, Mr. Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor) and Miss Potter (Renee Zellweger) are together alone for the very first time as Miss Potter’s chaperone nods drowsily just outside the room’s open door.  Mr. Warne picks up a music box, hears its music and begins to sing.  Long after I saw this scene unfold and the movie’s credits had stopped rolling, I kept hearing the song in my head.  Listen to McGregor’s “Let Me Teach You How to Dance”, hear Katie Melua’s moving “When You Taught Me How to Dance”, and don’t be surprised if, like me, you find yourself still humming the melody after you’ve left this page.

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Dora the Explorer**If you like the Clifford books, check out this interactive site from Scholastic. You can read stories online and play games.

**Denise Fleming has written numerous children’s picture books. Check out her site for activities related to her many books, including crafts, mazes, puzzles, coloring sheets and more.

**The Little Golden Books are still around; visit their site for coloring and activity pages and interactive games. Check here for lists of Little Golden Book titles. You can then search our catalog to see if we have them and place holds.

**Are you a fan of Peter Rabbit? Check out the fun activities at this site.

**If you love Sesame Street then you have to check out this site for games, stories and much more.

**Do you like Dora the Explorer? Here are just a few of the books we have about Dora here at the library. For games, crafts and more check out this site from Nick Jr.Max and Ruby

**Also at Nick Jr., you can find Max and Ruby. Check out Max and Ruby
books and more
that we have here at the library.

**Nick Jr. is also home to Blue’s Clues. Play games and look for books and movies too!

**If you like Dr. Seuss, then you need to visit Seussville’s playground.
Don’t forget to see what we have at the library.

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