Here is the first edition front cover of The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit when it was first published as a concertina book. Doesn’t it look gorgeous?
Beatrix Potter unsurprisingly had many animal friends, but her favourites were her pet rabbits. Benjamin Bouncer, or Bounce, always went on holiday with Beatrix’s family, travelling in a little basket. He liked picking and eating gooseberries from bushes. He also had a great fondness for buttered toast and would come running when he heard the tea bell.