It's Christmas Eve and Peter Rabbit and his sisters are excited, but
Peter is worried too. They have all wished for a special present but
Peter can't sleep, and he knows Father Christmas won't visit if he's
still awake. As the hours drag by anxious Peter hears a little creak
here, and a little bump there, so now he's even LESS likely to fall
asleep. Poor Peter. Will his Christmas wish EVER come true?
is the second title in a new series of stories for the very young set in
Peter Rabbit's world. The simple tales mirror important early
experiences and emotions of young children through the eyes of Beatrix
Potter's most well-loved characters, while Eleanor Taylor's
illustrations are filled with charm, warmth and humour.
Beatrix Potter is one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Mr Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood.
A source of inspiration was the Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and conservationist.