Author: Beatrix Potter
Publisher: Amazon Digital
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (better known as The Roly-Poly Pudding) has a lot to say about the consequences of disobedience.
When Thomas disobeys his mother, he finds himself in quite the predicament and puts his mother in a tizzy! Unless he can escape, the rats are going to make him into roly-poly pudding! How he wishes that he'd obeyed mother's bidding and stayed near her when she asked.
Positive elements: Beatrix Potter's lovely watercolor illustrations are spread throughout The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding and bring Mrs. Tabitha's search to life. The text provides an opportunity for your children to learn a few new words such as "fender," "unruly," "wainscot," "queer," and "disarranged," as well as phrases like "give her leave," "be obliged," and "it was of no consequence." The rats get justice in the end. Tom is rescued but not without learning some important lessons about obedience first.
Negative elements: There is one reference to the rats "taking snuff."
What is your favorite Beatrix Potter tale?