Latest Peter Rabbit Stories

2012-08-07 23:02:12

Author Gretta Parker is writing children's books about real bunnies that have come to live at her Sanctuary to bring awareness to the alarming number of rabbits dumped at shelters each year. Rabbits are the third most abandoned animal in the United States but do not get the press or funding like cats and dogs do. She was inspired by a $7.50 rabbit she adopted from a North Carolina shelter two years ago. Since she has started her own non profit Baskets for Bunnies, Inc. and this year opened...

2010-12-21 08:30:00

CLEVELAND, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sideways, a software company that transforms books, magazines and other publications into immersive experiences on mobile devices, today announced its patent-pending Buddy Reading technology with a version of Beatrix Potter's classic in Peter Rabbit: Buddy Edition for the iPad, iPhone and Touch. Taking advantage of Apple's new Game Center technology, Buddy Edition allows two people to remotely read aloud together. Now a parent on a business trip can...

2010-10-04 09:41:00

CANNES, France, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, today announced a partnership with media content company, Chorion and the publisher, Frederick Warne & Co., owners of the Beatrix Potter(TM) property, to develop and produce a brand-new animated preschool series based on the characters created by Beatrix Potter in the series The Tales of Peter Rabbit. Slated to air in 2012 on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., the series will feature many...

2009-03-31 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has officially begun and with that comes a visit from the Easter bunny and the latest Peter Rabbit(TM) Bouquet from Teleflora, the world's leading flower wire service offering only hand-arranged, hand-delivered bouquets. For more than 100 years, boys and girls all over the world have devoured stories about the mischievous rabbit named Peter and, as part of Teleflora's licensing agreement with BEATRIX POTTER(TM) (C)Frederick Warne & Company,...

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