Famed author and illustrator Beatrix Potter never realized how wildly popular her character Peter Rabbit would be when she wrote her first book about him more than a century ago. Each of the stories she’s written about the furry little creature has been reprinted over and over again, which has caused many of the details to disappear from the pictures.
So in honor of Peter Rabbit’s birthday, publisher Frederick Warne decided to publish each one of Beatrix Potter’s 23 stories about one of the most beloved characters in children’s literature in a volume called The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. The idea behind these new editions is to get the illustrations in the reprinted versions as close to the originals as possible. Modern printing techniques can help bring back to life these beautiful illustrations by making the details and colors of the watercolor illustrations more like the original versions and damage on the paintings can be disguised with computer technology. What’s more, this volume will include some illustrations that had never been seen before in the author’s picture books.
The illustrations follow the intricacy of the world Beatrix Potter created for her beloved characters while reflecting human characteristics that make it easy for children to relate. And the font used for the text is large to make it easy to read. Pictures are interspersed <a hr