Published in collaboration with the National Trust, this is a moving and inspiring picture book based on the life of Beatrix Potter.
Beatrix loves the countryside, but lives in a big, lonely house in London – if only she had a friend. Then she meets Benjamin Bunny and everything changes! They spend every day together playing chase and follow my leader. But when Benjamin dies, Beatrix is heartbroken. She decides to write about Benjamin’s adventures and about her new bunny, Peter, who plays the tambourine and jumps through hoops. If she can publish her stories, she knows children will fall in love with Benjamin and Peter, and her bunnies will live forever.
This is the perfect gift for fans of Peter Rabbit, for young environmentalists and for animal lovers everywhere. Rebecca Colby effortlessly entwines the fascinating threads of Beatrix Potter’s life: her deep connection with animals, her development as a writer and artist, her determination to be published and her role as a pioneering conservationist.
A biography of Beatrix Potter’s life is included, and the book is written in consultation with experts from the National Trust.