At story time in our house recently we have been reading through the world of peter rabbit collection which is full of timeless classical tales. Many of us may have had these books growing up or been read them but as a child I remember reading these books myself and I absolutely fell in love with each story. So I am happy that today I am able to read these delightful tales to my daughter and watch her get excited with each tale of peter and his friends.
Now this year 2016 marks a special milestone for peter rabbit & friends as it’s 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. Hard to believe its been that long.She was born on the 28th July 1866 and past away on the 22nd December 1943 at the age of 77. She released 23 classical tales about Peter Rabbit & his friends and here is a list of the story books below. My daughter and I have been reading through each of these tales together.
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
- The Tale of Two Bad Mice
- The Tailor of Gloucester
- The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
- The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
- The Tale of Tom Kitten
- The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies
- The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck
- The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse
- The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
- The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
- The Tale of Mr. Tod
- The Tale of Piggling Bland
- The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or the Roly-Poly Pudding
- The Tale of The Pie and The Patty-Pan
- The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
- The Tale of Little Robinson
- The Tale of Miss Moppet
- The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
- Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes
- The Story of Squirrel Nutkin
- Celily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes
My two favourites out of this list has to be Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle duck. I love tom kitten as he is a little like my kids sometimes, gets into mischeif but when you look at him he smiles all innocent and cute and you cant help but forgive them just like I do when my kiddies are naughty sometimes. Jemima Puddle duck reminds me of myself a little bit, a mother wanting to protect her eggs or in my case my little chicks.
I highly reccomend these books to children and adults of all ages, they are well put together tales by a fantastic autor who clearly adores the animals. You can also watch some of these delightful stories on dvd which you can buy in places like amazon or hmv which is lovely for kids to watch the story come to life on screen. For the adults there is also a movie called Mrs Potter which will give you a little insight into who she was. I personally really enjoyed the movie but then again I love all things Peter Rabbit.