The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, Hardback

The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit Hardback

Illustrated by Beatrix Potter

Part of the Beatrix Potter Originals series

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


This, along with "The Tale of Miss Moppet", was intended for very young children.

It is a simple tale of what befalls a rude little rabbit that doesn't say 'please' before he takes something that belongs to someone else. "The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit" is number 20 in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"; "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin"; "The Tailor of Gloucester"; "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"; "The Tale of Two Bad Mice"; "The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle"; "The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher"; "The Tale of Tom Kitten"; "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck"; "The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"; "The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse"; "The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes"; "The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse"; "The Tale of Mr. Tod"; "The Tale of Pigling Bland"; "The Tale of Samuel Whiskers"; "The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan"; "The Tale of Ginger and Pickles"; "The Tale of Little Pig Robinson"; "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit"; "The Story of Miss Moppet"; "Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes"; and, "Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes".


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books: character books
  • ISBN: 9780723247890



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This is a fully illustrated short story book about a couple of a rabbits, one good and one a nasty one who bullies the good rabbit. The bad rabbit attacks the Good rabbit and steals his carrot. In turn, the fierce rabbit ended up with losing tails and whiskers when a hunter approached him. Though short, it's a good book for young kids, equip with moral nurturing story and a fully illustrated pages to company the story. Most kids would love this book, but personally when I was one, I love a bit more longer of a story than this one.

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Interesting little story! The fierce bad rabbit in this story steals a carrot, and in a (seemingly) unrelated incident, gets spotted by a man with a gun, who shoots the rabbit. The fierce bad rabbit gets away, but not with his whiskers and tail. Unusual "punishment" for his stealing ways.

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