© Victoria and Albert Museum, London, courtesy of Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.

Generations of children have read and loved Beatrix Potter’s stories, including the tales of Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher, Squirrel Nutkin and many others. An exhibition at the High Museum and a show at the Alliance Theatre have put Beatrix Potter in the Atlanta spotlight!

Into the Burrow: A Peter Rabbit Tale

Into the Burrow: A Peter Rabbit Tale

Children will love going on a musical adventure with Peter and his friends! The audience has a front seat in Peter’s underground burrow as the characters find ways to overcome challenges and to “take care of your friends, take care of the land; share your food and lend a helping hand.” Through Dec. 23 at Alliance Theatre.

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London, courtesy of Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature

This exhibit gives visitors an in-depth look at the artist’s life, with illustrations and sketches, photography, family history and more. A colorful play area invites children to explore read their favorite stories. The exhibit also highlights Potter’s passion for nature and her achievements as a scientist. Through Jan. 7 at the High Museum of Art.

During the museum’s Toddler Thursdays and Saturdays, enjoy a special Beatrix Potter Story Time and explore the exhibit. Dec. 2, 21 and 28; Jan 4 and 6.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, one of the most popular children’s books of all time, has sold over 40 million copies worldwide. This collection of select “Little Tales” is a great addition to your kids’ library. Available at barnesandnoble.com for $12.99.

Did You Know?
Born in London in 1866, Beatrix Potter was a woman ahead of her time – she was an author, illustrator, entrepreneur, naturalist and gardener.

  • Her stories began as picture letters she wrote to children; “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” was published in 1901 and she went on to write 22 more books.
  • She painted and drew many scientifically accurate studies of fungi, insects, and mosses, and painted landscapes, wildlife and flowers.
  • As children, she and her brother Bertram kept an extensive collection of pets, including rabbits, a hedgehog, mice, bats and insects.
  • In 1905, Potter purchased Hill Top Farm; at the time of her death she owned 15 farms and over 4,000 acres in England’s Lake District.

Peter On Screen: Plan a movie night with these entertaining adaptations of the classic tale.

Peter Rabbit is one of the oldest licensed characters! Potter licensed a Peter Rabbit doll in 1903 and created painting books, board games and more.  Find this Peter Rabbit plush in several sizes at gund.com.

This Beatrix Potter-Inspired Art Box art box has everything a young artist needs: a biography of Potter, watercolors, pencils and clay to create Mr. McGregor’s garden. Available at kidsartbox.com for $48.

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