Friday, June 6, 2014

TOS Review - Kinder Cottage Publishing ...

Kinder Cottage Review

Kinder Cottage Publishing is a company that was started by a couple, Howard and Ann, in 2012. Together, they have four boys and reside in the state of Florida. 

One of their first projects was publishing a Peter Rabbit series. This series contains ten books. Each of these books are hardback and are just $4.00 each. You can also purchase all ten books as a set for just $30.00. 
The following are the titles in the Peter Rabbit series:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit at the Farm
Peter Rabbit's Christmas
How Peter Rabbit Went to Sea
Peter Rabbit Goes A-Visiting
Peter Rabbit's Easter
Peter Rabbit's Birthday
When Peter Rabbit Went to School
Peter Rabbit and the Little Boy
Peter Rabbit and Jack the Jumper

The books in the series do not go in any particular order, other than the first one. The first book is an introduction to Peter Rabbit and his family. The other books following after The Tale of Peter Rabbit are all adventures that he has.

The Peter Rabbit series is intended for children ages 3-9.

In each of these books, Howard and Ann kept all of the original illustrations to preserve the history of the Peter Rabbit series. Being that these stories were originally written in the 1920's, they have modernized the wording in the books so it is easier for kiddos to understand. Although much of the words have been updated, the original story is kept in place and still holds it's true meaning and the lesson to be taught. There were many of the original words too, which were fun to watch the boys catch.

Along with the Peter Rabbit series, Kinder Cottage Publishing has also released a Wizard of Oz series. Howard and Ann also have several other projects they are working on now, including publishing several autobiographies and books that were written by Howard's mother. 

What We Received and How We Used It:

For this review, our family received two hardback books from the Peter Rabbit Series. The books we received were Peter Rabbit and the Little Boy and How Peter Rabbit Went to Sea

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I let the boys pick which one they wanted to read first and they picked Peter Rabbit and the Little Boy. We read these books at bedtime and I was so happy to see the three big kiddos (ages 7, 5 and 3) all interested in the same stories. Often times I hear, "This is babyish" from the big boys or Kruz will be so restless and have no interest whatsoever. It was nice to have all of their attention at the same time. 

Because the pictures are different than what they normally see in books, they asked lots of questions. We were able to talk a lot about the illustrations from "back then" in the words of Kollin (7). I loved that these books brought loads of questions and led us into talks about some of the different words we had never heard. It was fun letting the boys try to figure out what they thought some of the words meant. Their answers were hilarious!

Each of the books had over 60 pages, so we read a little bit each night. It was fun letting the boys predict what they thought would happen next. It took us 4 nights to read each book. 

What I Thought About It All:

I was very pleased with the books we received from Kinder Cottage Publishing. 

We all really enjoyed these books from the Peter Rabbit series! I love that all of the pictures in the book are the originals, this leaves so much richness in the stories and their histories. 

Peter Rabbit is such a mischievous little bunny. The books were fun to read with them, kept their attention and started so many funny conversations about all sorts of stuff from what the little boy was wearing to how Peter Rabbit was spanked by his Momma. 

The price is very reasonable for these books and will definitely become classics in each home they enter!

Important Information:

Price: $4.00 Per Book or $30.00 

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