This story was originally intended as one of three concertina books, a format Frederick Warne & Co. had devised for very young children. Unfortunately, they fared badly in shops as were often damaged by customers unfolding them and awkwardly attempting to get them back into their envelopes. In 1916 The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit and The Story of Miss Moppet were reformatted as conventional books.
“The bad rabbit would like some carrot. He doesn’t say “Please.” He takes it!