Time again! Man, these things just sneak up on you before you know it, don’t they? I can’t believe how quickly time is flying. At the same time, should I really be surprised? At any rate, this month we’re here to talk about the lovely Beatrix Potter.
Which of her stories is your favorite? Is there a particular illustration of hers that is meaningful to you in some way? Have you seen the movie Miss Potter? Have you had the privilege and pleasure of visiting any of Potter’s stomping grounds? All of these subjects are fair game for the carnival this month!
I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever. [Beatrix Potter – Journals]
What do you do? Write up a post on your blog or website talking about Beatrix Potter. Then come back over here and add the specific link to our Mr. Linky. We’ll hop around and visit the participants and we encourage you to visit each other as well! Go forth! Inform! Have fun! Learn.
Don’t forget – in April we will take a look at various dog stories (i.e., Where the Red Fern Grows, Old Yeller, etc.). See you back here for another Children’s Classics Carnival on April 14th!
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.
Heather (The Friendliest Books) says
I also saw the movie, but apparently it didn’t leave a big impression on me because I completely forgot I watched it until I saw the cover on amazon. Oops.
I didn’t write a post for this carnival, but I just wanted to say that a former colleague of mine who also taught an undergraduate level Children’s Lit course was a huge Beatrix Potter fan. Even if she hadn’t created such adorable characters and stories, she absolutely defined children’s lit as its own category. She declared that children needed little books for little hands, and she changed the way books were illustrated and stories told. Kind of a founding mother for children’s literature!
I hope it’s not too late to join the carnival. BP is one of my all-time faves!