Peter Rabbit is used to being an only bunny, so he gets quite a surprise when not one, not two, but three baby rabbits join the family!
Set in Beatrix Potter’s animal world, this story deals with all the experiences and emotions of having a new brother or sister. At first, Peter isn’t sure how he feels about his new siblings. Mrs. Rabbit has thought of names for two of them: Flopsy and Mopsy—but it's Peter who gets to choose the third one! That's a big job for a small bunny.
These gentle, reassuring board books deal with relatable early-life experiences with familiar and lovable characters everybunny is sure to relate to.
Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866, at No. 2, Bolton Gardens, Kensington, London. Beatrix Potter discovered her love of nature on annual summer holidays in Scotland and the Lake District. On September 4, 1893, Beatrix sat down to write a picture letter to Noel Moore, the five-year-old son of her ex-governess, all about a naughty rabbit called Peter. Noel was ill in bed and so Beatrix wrote to him: "My dear Noel, I don't know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits. . . . " Some years later, Beatrix thought of publishing the story as a book. She rewrote it into an exercise book and sent it to six publishers. It was rejected by every one of them. It was not until Beatrix had printed the book herself that Frederick Warne agreed to publish it. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published in 1902, costing one shilling (the equivalent of just 5 pence today), and became one of the most famous stories ever written. Many of Beatrix's later books were set at Hill Top—the rats that infested the farm inspired The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, Tom Kitten and his sisters climb up the rockery wall at the bottom of Hill Top garden, and Ginger and Pickles.
Target Age: 1-3
Frederick Warne & Company
Pub Date: March 07, 2017
6.63"W x 7.81"H x 0.62"D