Paired Texts > The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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In the classic folktale "The Little Red Hen," Mrs. Hen works hard despite those around her and is rewarded for her effort in the end.Pair “The Little Red Hen” and “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and ask students to compare the morals in each of the texts. How do the authors use animals to teach us lessons? Contrast the character traits of the Little Red Hen with Peter Rabbit’s mother. What do these two characters have in common? How are both mothers portrayed in the stories?
Aesop was a slave and storyteller who was believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 B.C.E. This story about a boy and his immoral mother is part of his collection of tales known as "Aesop's Fables," which have been featured in children's literature for centuries.Pair “The Thief and His Mother” with “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and ask students to discuss what drives a person to do bad things. How would you compare the thief’s mother to Peter Rabbit’s mother? Does parenting play an important role in learning what is right and what is wrong? Or are some people, like Peter, compelled to be naughty?