The Tale Of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit is possibly one of the cutest short bedtime stories for kids and toddlers ever! It is a classic children’s fairy tale that was written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter in 1902. The story is about a rather naughty and mischievous little rabbit named Peter who manages to get himself into all sorts of trouble in the garden of Mr. McGregor.

Mother Rabbit had warned Peter not to go to Mr. McGregor’s garden but he didn’t listen! Luckily this time he manages to escape but he really should have listened to Mother Rabbit instead of getting into such trouble! Share this exciting bedtime story with your kids by downloading The Tale Of Peter Rabbit PDF by clicking the button down below.

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit PDF Book

Title: The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

Author: Beatrix Potter

Published: 1902

Pages: 27

Format: A5 PDF

Release Date: 30 January 2005

Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA

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Beatrix Potter’s Original Letter Written To 5-Year-Old Noel Moore.
Beatrix Potter’s Original Letter Written To 5-Year-Old Noel Moore.

What Is The Story Behind Peter Rabbit?

Beatrix Potter originally wrote the story of Peter Rabbit in a series of letters to cheer up a sick little boy by the name of Noel Moore. He was five years old at the time and Beatrix thought that the stories would help to pass the time and make him feel a bit better.

Peter was named after a little pet rabbit named Peter Piper that Beatrix had as a child. The letters were originally written in 1893 but The Tale Of Peter Rabbit was published in 1902.

Is Peter The Rabbit Based On A True Story?

Just like Winnie The Pooh, Peter The Rabbit was based on a real rabbit named Peter Piper! Peter Piper was Beatrix Potter’s pet rabbit when she was a child. It is said that she absolutely loved her little rabbit and that he went everywhere with her. It is also said that Beatrix based many of the other characters in her bedtime stories on her other pets.

What Happened to Peter Rabbit’s Dad?

In The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter’s mom warns Peter and his sister not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden because their father had an accident there and was put into a pie by Mrs. McGregor.

‘Now my dears,’ said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, ‘you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.’

What Reading Level Is The Tale Of Peter Rabbit?

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is perfect for children between the ages of 3 and 5.

Who Are Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail?

Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail are Peter’s three little bunny sisters in the story.

Did Beatrix Potter Do Her Own Illustrations?

Yes, she did! She enjoyed drawing so much that she illustrated her own versions of classic bedtime fairy tales such as Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.

How Many Peter Rabbit Movies Are There?

To date, there are two Peter Rabbit Movies with rumors of a third one possibly being in the pipeline. The first movie was released in 2018 and the second one was released in 2021.

Both movies were based on the original Beatrix Potter characters but they don’t follow the original stories. Both of the movies take place in a more modern setting with Mr. McGregor’s great-nephew being the main character after Mr. McGregor dies.

Peter Rabbit Official Trailer | Sony Pictures


The Tale Of Peter Rabbit is a wonderful bedtime story to share with young children and toddlers. It is a true classic that was beautifully illustrated by Beatrix Potter herself. You can download a copy of The Tale Of Peter Rabbit PDF here to share with your kids and if they enjoy it, you can also download The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny PDF which is the sequel to Peter’s adventure!

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