Beatrix Potter characters are some of the most widely recognized illustrations in all of children's literature. Potter's anthropomorphic animals captured the imaginations of young and old in the early part of the 20th century, and can even be found today in print, film and merchandising. Potter received inspiration for her animal illustrations from her childhood days of playing outdoors in the rolling hills or caring for a variety of pets, including dogs, frogs, dogs, cats and ferrets.
This naïve duck is almost duped by a sly fox, but a trusty farm dog bravely saves her from becoming the fox's next meal.
This matronly hedgehog does the laundry for all her neighbors. She's friendly and cheerful to every living thing she meets.
When Mr. McGregor's garden proves to be too much of a temptation, naughty Peter Rabbit slips inside and helps himself to vegetables. However, things don't go too smoothly for Peter once inside the garden gate.
This little brown mouse loves to eat and makes his way through a variety of tasty treats.
When his mother tells him to keep his clothes clean, Tom Kitten decides to play outside anyhow.
When Benjamin's cousin, Peter, brings him along to Mr. McGregor's garden, the curious bunny gathers some onions for his aunt, in case she gets angry when she finds out where they've been.
He likes to dance and have adventures, but where is Pigling Bland going?
This sassy squirrel loses part of his tail after failing to pay respects to the owl on the island where his family gathers nuts.
When his fishing trip fails to turn up anything good to eat, Jeremy Fisher turns to his good friends to make the day worthwhile.