The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit
72pp., board book., RRP $A16.99
Both Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin Bunny have been sent on errands to get them out of the house as the Christmas preparations become more hectic and their excitement gets them into trouble.
On the way, they meet William the Turkey who is full of himself and the fact that he is fed so well by Mr and Mrs McGregor, thinking that when they say they will be having him for Christmas dinner they mean he will be dining at their table. Peter and Benjamin break the truth to them and it becomes a mission to hide him so he can’t be roasted and served on a platter. But William is so proud of his fine fan of tail feathers that every idea they have fails, until…
Inspired by the characters created by Beatrix Potter and written and illustrated in her distinctive style, this is a new story to add to the collection of the legion of Beatrix Potter fans, old and new, including those who were entranced by the movie.
In board book format this edition is sturdy enough to stand up to all the re-readings that little ones will demand as Christmas approaches.