The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, Hardback

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies Hardback

Illustrated by Beatrix Potter

Part of the Beatrix Potter Originals series

4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


When the cupboard is bare at the Flopsy Bunny's burrow, the family all have to go in search of food.

They soon find some old lettuces on Mr McGregor's rubbish heap, but who can imagine the horrors that await them as they enjoy a nap after lunch!

Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny are two of Beatrix Potter's most popular characters and they are brought together in this exciting tale of danger and friendship. "The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies" is number ten 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: 64 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books: character books
  • ISBN: 9780723247791



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This is a story of Benjamin Bunny little children, who are mostly known as the "Flopsy Bunnies" who went to Mr. McGregor's rubbish heap and found lots of overgrown lettuces. Astound with their find, they decided to eat their fill but ended up sleeping soundly after they are full. Unfortunately for them, they were discovered by Mr. McGregor who puts them in a bag so he could sell them off. Thomasina Tittlemouse comes to the rescue and the bunnies are replace with whatever they could find.I absolutely love the traditional water-colored illustrations depicted in this the pages of this book. The story itself is a wonderful cute tale for children to enjoy as well. The plot is simple but it attracts the kids when you read it to them, with of course a couple of "gasps" moments in between the pages. Otherwise, I'm sure to put this book in the list of books I love to read to my young kids to.

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The Flopsy Bunnies fell asleep and were caught by Mr. McGregor, who put them in a sack. Thomasina Tittlemouse chews a hole in the sack, and the bunnies are switched for old garbage. Mr. McGregor gets in trouble when he tells his wife he has bunnies and they find the garbage instead.

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Summary: This book is a sequel to the Peter Cottontail books. This follows Benjamin Bunny and his cousin Flopsy and their six baby bunnies. They are captured by a human and put in a sack but manage to escape and replace the contents with rotten vegetables.Personal connection: I love the continuation of the Peter Cottontail books and like how cunning the six bunnies were.Class use: Have students draw what they think the bunnies house looks like.

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