I was delighted to tune in to CBeebies recently and see the Peter Rabbit animated series. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is one of the first books I remember from my childhood. The stories of Peter Rabbit and his friends are timeless and I think they have translated really well into a programme that my children love to sit and watch.
My sister and I had a library of Beatrix Potter books when we were little and I’ve been buying them for my own children whenever I see them in charity shops. There’s something very comforting about reading these simple stories and you know I can never resist a healthy dose of nostalgia!
The animated series features Peter Rabbit and his friends in the beautiful Lake District where there are adventures to be had and surprises to discover around every corner. Whether hanging out at each other’s burrows, meeting at their secret tree-house, out and about on adventures or celebrating with a ‘Bunny Dance’, Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail are never happier than when they’re together.
Little Sis was sent a very cute and cuddly 10” Talking Plush version of Peter Rabbit, there’s a Lily Bobtail one too, from Vivid Toy Group. Both have a RRP of £14.99 each. Give his tummy a squeeze and he speaks character phrases from the series such as ‘Let’s hop to it!’ and ‘Brilliant!’ We loved the adorable expression and cute costume detail and I can see myself having to make a matching bag for Little Sis to keep her carrots in!
The range of Peter Rabbit toys from Vivid includes Peter’s Playing Cards (RRP £3.99), 3-in-a-box, 12, 16 and 24 piece Puzzles (RRP £4.99), Peter Rabbit and Friends Figure Assortment (RRP £3.99) as well as 6” cuddly versions of Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail (RRP £6.99 each).