The world of Beatrix Potter has been around since the early 1900s, and has grown in popularity over the years that followed. Her anthropomorphised animal characters are well-loved by children all over the world, from the naughty little Peter Rabbit to the unfortunate Jemima Puddle-Duck. Potter’s continuing favour among families can be seen in the extensive range of merchandise depicting Peter and Friends, including toys, tea sets, and clothing.
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Since that first appearance he’s been back several times, proving a favourite with children and mothers alike. The British heartthrob who’s played characters such as hardman Alfie in Peaky Blinders and the Krays may not seem like the first choice for reading bedtime stories but both him and his dog have been popular additions to the show. Read More
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A study that monitored the reading habits of children in Year 4 and 6, all of whom had access to eReaders such as Kindles and iPads, found that the children tended not to use those devices when it came to reading. In fact, even children who read daily seemed to prefer physical books over digital ones. Read More
Now it’s twenty years since the first book was released and to celebrate, American illustrator Brian Selznick, a huge fan of the series, has designed a set of brand new covers and they hide a beautiful secret.
Peter Rabbit will now be featured on a limited edition silver-plated ingot, complete with a passage from the original book. Each piece is produced to a high standard, and is a beautiful recreation of the children’s book cover.
While aimed predominantly at families with children who can explore the multi-sensory elements such as the Pooh Sticks bridge, there is no doubt that the exhibition also appeals to nostalgic adults like me who loved seeing the original manuscripts and illustrations. Read More
Over the years the character has evolved to suit tastes and needs of readers, especially in the USA, and in the 1980s Nancy became more mature, wiser, and more sensible than her earlier incarnations.
Now in 2018 she is back- and is a thoroughly modern Nancy! Dynamite Entertainment announced the new Nancy Drew comic book series written by Kelly Thompson (Marvel’s Hawkeye, IDW’s Jem and the Holograms) and artist Jenn St-Onge (Tee Franklin’s Bingo Love).