It’s important to teach children how others have succeeded at something. Let’s look at some facts about Beatrix Potter for kids.
Naturalist and children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 and lived in England all her life. She had a very sheltered childhood and was raised mainly by her nurse and several governesses who taught her to read, write, and draw.
Although her parents kept her and her brother Bertram apart from other children, she had a large collection of pets that she enjoyed observing and sketching. Some of these pets made later appearances in her children’s stories!
Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit)During summer vacations to the Lake District, she fell in love with exploring and drawing the countryside and the animals and plants found there.
She also learned from the local vicar the value of protecting this beautiful land. Conservationism would remain an important cause to her throughout her life.
Beatrix tried without luck to convince several publishers to publish her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Finally, Frederick Warne published it in 1902. An instant hit, it was followed by many more charming and popular books.
Beatrix used the money from her success to buy herself a small farm in the Lake District. Although she had to care for her aging parents in London, she stayed at her new farm whenever she could. When she got married at the age of 47 to William Heelis, she moved to the Lake District for good.
Until her death in 1943, she devoted most of her attention to raising sheep, farming, and buying land to conserve it.
Books By Beatrix Potter For Kids
Did your kids catch the Beatrix Potter bug? Take advantage of it and get them into the reading habit. Here are some of her most popular books.
A Beatrix Potter TreasuryPeter Rabbit Naturally Better Classic Gift SetBEATRIX POTTER Ultimate Collection – 22 Children’s Books With Complete Original Illustrations: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, … Moppet, The Tale of Tom Kitten and more
Beatrix Potter Plush Toys
Young children often fall in love with the characters of their favorite books. Here are just a few you might want for our little one.
Gund 4048909 Classic Beatrix Potter Jemima Puddleduck Stuffed Animal PlushGund 4048907 Classic Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Stuffed Animal Plush, 6.5-InchBeatrix Potter Plush A27373 Mr. Jeremy Fisher Toy by BabyCentre
Beatrix Potter Cuddly Toys
Some kids love to cuddle with their favorite stuffed animal. Here are just a few of Beatrix Potter’s characters your little one might love playing with.
Beatrix Potter Baby Toys
Introduce your baby to Beatrix Potter early on. Here are some cute toys they’ll love.
Beatrix Potter, Dominoes Baby ToyGund Classic Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Musical SculptureBeatrix Potter, Stacking Blocks Baby ToyBeatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit Stick Rattle PlushBeatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Jack in the Box PlushBeatrix Potter, Flopsy Pull-Along PlushPeter Rabbit Touch and FeelBeatrix Potter Peter Rabbit New Baby Money BankBeatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Pull Along Toy