Tom Kitten - Read Aloud Edition - Beatrix Potter

Tom Kitten - Read Aloud Edition

By Beatrix Potter

  • Release Date: 2011-11-28
  • Genre: Animals
Tom Kitten - Read Aloud Edition book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 23 Ratings)

Tom Kitten - Read Aloud Edition Beatrix Potter Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Your pre-schooler will delight at the beautifully restored images and charming Read-Aloud narration of this classic.  

From the Series Preface:

When I was three years old my mother told me I had to start calling her Mrs. Stack.  That year Mrs. Stack, formerly Mom, became my pre-school teacher every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning.  My mother taught pre-school for forty-six years. I was in her class for two years.

I grew up with thousands of children’s books.  Late every summer Mom would drive to the public library and return with boxes and boxes of children’s books;  new books, classic books, dumb books, dumbo books, Suess books, non-suess books, picture books, fairy tales, soft books, inflatable books, miniature books, strange books. For years I wondered why everyone else was only able to withdraw five books at a time, when Mom was taking home books by the station wagon.  And not returning them until Spring.

Every night, without fail, after spending all day with dozens of three and four year olds my mother would read to me with the joy and enthusiasm of a new mother to her only child, at least until I was five and was introduced to the concept of sisters.  In the first four years of my life I’m quite sure that she read me at least a thousand different books.

Among my favorites were Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books. They were little books, easy to hold, the perfect size for my little hands. The pictures were soothing, quiet, and happy.

But there was just enough adventure for young rabbits and little boys. Mr. McGregor and others provided ample dramatic tension, but not so much as to trouble my sleep.
So I am delighted to be able to publish these digital versions of Beatrix Potter’s stories for another generation. I am also delighted to have been lucky enough to have Emma Fielding read them. The minute I heard her voice for the first time as narrator in one of her excellent audiobooks, I was certain that it was as close as possible to listening to Ms. Potter herself read the stories.

The other thing I learned that first day in pre-school was where the bunnies that lived with us each summer had been spending the school year. Their names? Flopsy and Mopsy.

At the end of this Sideways Play Book™ is a list of current and forthcoming titles and an opportunity for you to provide me with feedback. Digital publishing presents a unique opportunity for authors and publishers to interact with readers. So please, please tell me what you and your children liked about this book and what we can improve. Thanks and


Charles Stack 
Publisher Sideways, Inc.
September, 2011

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User reviews about this book

  • Tom Kitten Read by Emma Fielding

    By Vxtb29
    This is the 4th of the series we have gotten, and I must admit, it is my favorite Beatrix Potter story so I am thrilled they released it. What can I say? My little one and I are mesmerized by these books. It has become a nighttime ritual that we must have Emma Fielding read them all to us before bed. The most exciting part is when my little one points to the words and says them with Ms. Fielding. Please keep publishing more!
  • Thanks

    By bluespeed
    Thanks to everyone for making this series a success. The first 3 titles have all been very well received. Sooooo we are going to make more. We should be able to release 1 new title every couple of weeks. Search iTunes for Beatrix Potter Emma Fielding Thanks Everyone Charles Stack

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