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Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork E-book Review by Courtney Larson

Michelle Morrow
Homeschooling Downunder
27 Russell Street,
Cardiff. NSW, Australia, 2285
02 49547016

Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork is a downloadable black-and-white e-book that provides copywork from Beatrix Potter. Homeschooling Downunder has four books available in its copywork series, and Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork is the first book in the series. Each of the books is available in italics print, italics cursive, manuscript print, and manuscript cursive. I received the manuscript print version (recommended for ages 6-8) and the manuscript cursive version (recommended for ages 7-10) to review.

The two versions I received are identical except for the font. They contain four of Beatrix Potter's stories for copywork: "The Story of Miss Moppet," "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit," "Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes," and "Appley Dappley's Nursery Rhymes." The stories are several pages long, and each page has at least one sweet black-and-white illustration. The cursive version begins with a light gray font for tracing, while the print version has dotted letters for tracing. After a handful of pages like this, the format changes to a blank set of lines in between each line on the page so that the student is able to copy the words directly below the model.

Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork is a fairly basic copywork book. In the print edition, two words are missing at the end of a sentence, and on another page there are no lines to copy the last sentence on (these are correct in the cursive edition). I hope the books are proofread again and the errors are fixed. However, the layout of Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork is simple, and it gets the job done. It's an economical choice since you can print multiple copies (using only black ink) for your family. So even with the errors, it's worth taking a look at Beatrix Potter Classic Copywork.

Product review by Courtney Larson, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, December 2010