Peter Rabbit

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Peter Rabbit and wife being asked for cabbages by Benjamin and Flopsy Bunny in The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

Peter Rabbit is the main character in a series of children's books by Beatrix Potter. He first appeared in The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1902. He wears a bright blue coat.


Peter's Appearances

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

In the first of Beatrix Potter's books, Peter and his family are introduced. One day, Mrs. Rabbit goes to the market, leaving Peter and his sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail to play in the forest. Disobeying his mother's orders, Peter sneaks into Mr. McGregor's garden and eats as many vegetables as he can before Mr. McGregor spots him and chases him around. Eventually, Peter manages to escape, but not before losing his jacket and his shoes, which Mr. McGregor uses for his new scarecrow.

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

Peter's cousin, Benjamin Bunny, finds out that Mr. and Mrs. McGregor have left their home unattended, and drags Peter to the garden, where Peter's clothes still are (and as a result of rain the previous night, have shrunk). After getting Peter's clothes back, Peter and Benjamin steal some onions to give to Peter's mother, but are then captured by Mr. McGregor's cat. Fortunately, Benjamin's father, Mr. Bouncer, having noticed their disappearance, shows up and rescues them.

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

Peter, along with Benjamin, makes a cameo in this story where Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle mends, among other clothing articles, Peter's jacket.

The Tale of Ginger and Pickles

In this story of the titular swindlers, Peter and his family, along with characters from several of Potter's other previous stories, make cameo appearances in the artwork.

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

According to this story, Peter, now an adult, usually lends cabbages to Benjamin, Flopsy, and their kids.

The Tale of Mr. Tod

Benjamin and Flopsy's kids are kidnapped by notorious badger Tommy Brock. While Flopsy takes out her anger on Mr. Bounder for letting Brock in, Benjamin and Peter give chase after Brock, who hides out in the house of Mr. Tod (a fox modeled after a similar-looking character from The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck). When Mr. Tod finds Brock sleeping in his bed, he sets so that a bucket of water will fall on Brock. But Brock wakes up before Mr. Tod springs his trap, and the two get in a big scuffle, during which Peter and Benjamin (who have been watching these events) rescue the kids.

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