One snowy afternoon Peter Rabbit leaves home to collect firewood for his mother. Join him on his exciting adventure in the wintery forest. Children ages 4-8 will enjoy collecting snowflakes tucked into little pockets of the pages as they listen to the story and decorating the pop-up fir tree on the final page. 32 pages; hardcover.
Join Peter as he sets out on an adventure, which takes him into many unexpected encounters before he finally returns safe and sound to his cozy burrow. This new tale features rare winter illustrations from Beatrix Potter and collectible snowflakes throughout to decorate the pop-up fir tree at the end of the story.
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 Topthe 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.