Peter that is.
As in Peter Rabbit.
We have had some Peter Rabbit books grace our home in the past here and there, but now, we actually own The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter. And I am happy!! It was something I almost ordered this year (and the last few years) with the childrens curriculum, along with The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh but I put it off yet again.
And then today Everette and I stole away for a Coffee Break (unusual these days) and lo and behold, but he received some phone calls which gave me permission to sneak out to the adjoining New & Used Bookstore to spend my time wisely, and what do I find but the winner of childhood books in perfect condition at a fraction of the new price and voila, Peter came home with me. And his stories have been read throughout the afternoon and evening in their entirety.
When its called The Complete Tales, it really IS! I didnt realize how much was edited out of the familiar versions I had read. And now I really get an education in Beatrix Potters writings. And so do my children.
And they are loving Beatrix's stories, right along with Mom.