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Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit exists today as one of the best-selling children’s books, it was written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and was published in 1902. The story revolves around a rabbit, a playful and naughty one, with its noncompliance to rules and disregard to certain things leads them into troubles. The story books are splendid for young children as it follows a fun and comical story mixed with adventure. Most importantly, the stories factors in life lessons and morals which is a key aspect for children to take in after reading. The text is straightforward and easy to comprehend, and each page is delightfully illustrated with elegant water style painting. In the story, Peter Rabbit is brave and bold, at first, he does not obey any rules and even breaks them until he falls into an unpleasant mistake which results in Peter being a little wiser. Peter Rabbit has 3 siblings: Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail. The World of Peter Rabbit Complete Collection 23 Book Box Set is a wonderful boxset containing 23 books, packed together in a lovely box. 

Potter initially wrote the story of Peter Rabbit in 1893 to provide entertainment to her friend’s 5-year-old son, who was ill. The letter she wrote commenced with: “I don't know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits whose names were—Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter.” This followed with Potter publishing more stories, which at first received rejections from publishers before it received positive results. Potter developed her prowess in her ability to draw and illustrate due to her childhood interest in nature surrounding her. As she grew up as a child, she would sketch animals and day by day observation developed her life-like drawing style. Did you know Potter also studied the plant world meticulously, she produced over 300 paintings of mushrooms by the year 1901 and her study led Potter to submit a paper on spore reproduction. Her continuous hard work and artistry meant that her illustrations in Peter Rabbit have realistic characteristics, even though the characters would wear human clothes, top hats. Check out our Series category for other popular authors and books. Our Books by Age is a useful category to browse books specific to the age you would like to cater to.