When I was a baby my Mum saved up each week to buy me a Beatrix Potter book until she had bought me the complete set. Growing up those books were always a part of my childhood and I still have them now. They will always be very special to me because I know how much it meant to my Mum to buy them for me.
The Beans have thankfully followed in my footsteps and love Beatrix Potter too, I have read the tales to them since they were small and of course these days they get to watch Peter Rabbit on the TV too.
This year marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter, the author who has captured the hearts and minds of children around the world for years through her beautifully illustrated tales. In celebration of this date, fans will now have the opportunity to watch a special boxed set collection of stories on DVD – The Beatrix Potter Collection – from Abbey Home Media which will be in stores from 7th March 2016 just in time to make the perfect Easter gift.
We have received The Beatrix Potter Collection to review and it has been a blast of nostalgia for me but it is a chance to create new memories with my Beans too. We have been watching the DVDs after school curled up under a blanket. Little Bean likes one of my favourite tales from childhood; The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Mr Jeremy Fisher. Beanie Boy loves The Tale of Samuel Whiskers and The Roly-Poly Pudding and Jelly Bean just seems to love them all and watches them on repeat.
The DVD set features the complete collection of classic Peter Rabbit episodes getting up to mischief with his friends Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddleduck, Pigling Bland and my personal favourite Mrs Tiggy Winkle. The three DVDs include 9 beautifully animated stories based on the Peter Rabbit books.
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse, and The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher and other stories:
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Mr Tod: The Further Adventures of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, and The Tale of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town-Mouse
The Tale of Pigling Bland and other stories:
The Tale of Pigling Bland, The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding and The Tailor of Gloucester
Available from all good DVD stockists
Running time: 231 minutes