Beatrix Potter brought animals to life for generations of children. Characters such as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck, Tom Kitten, and Benjamin Bunny "people" her classic stories. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the best-selling children's classic of all time, selling over forty million copies. The 23 original stories in Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit series were beautifully illustrated, and spanned a legaacy of wonderful artwork and collectibles.This new and engaging book presents, for the first time, collectible ceramics, ornaments, toys, puppets, music boxes, fine arts, and figurines of the characters made famous in the Peter Rabbit tales. Here are Grimwades and Beswick collectibles; Wedgwood nursery ware, annual Christmas, Birthday and Calendar plates and Ornaments; Crummles Boxes; Eden Toys, Giants, and Pull Toys; Musical "Waggies"; Hand Puppets; Beanie Babies, beautiful Schmid Music Boxes and 3-D Ornaments; ANRI Toriart; Border Fine Art Figurines; original Steiff stuffed Rabbits; Tins; Teleflora creations; and McDonald's Happy Meal, Toy Works, and Mattel toys. Also, original creations based on the books' illustrations by some of today's prominent artists are included. Each is fully described, shown in over 425 color pictures, and evaluated with current market values.Judy Taylor, a renown author and authority on Beatrix Potter, states: "This record... is unique and there is little doubt that it will stand for many years as a valuable reference book..."
Debby DuBay, Ret, USAF, is a passionate collector specializing in 19th , 20th and 21st century European and American porcelain.Kara Sewall has been an avid collector of Beatrix Potter for the last three decades. Linda LaBonte-Britt is an official photographer for the Department of Defense.Kindra Clineff is the principle photographer for the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.