Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Your favourite Beatrix Potter stories have been given a high-fashion makeover

BP_1-5-COVER-REVEAL-twitter-TEXT.jpg

Do you have treasured memories of reading the Beatrix Potter stories as a child? Then you've got a great excuse to revisit them as five of the best-loved tales are being released with new high-fashion covers to mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth.

Penguin Random House Children has called upon five UK and Ireland-based designers to give the books and their most famous characters a 21st-century makeover.

Henry Holland has taken on The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, Orla Kiely has given The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle her geometric print treatment, Preen has re-imagined The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, Rodnik Band gives The Tale of Tom Kitten a colourful new look, while Cats Brothers scored the beloved The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Beatrix Potter books

Of its denim jacket-wearing Peter illustration, Cat Brothers explained: "When designing the cover for Peter Rabbit, we started by imagining Peter today – what would he be like? Well, he’d be naughty, streetwise and incredibly cool, of course."

Peter Rabbit

The Cat Brothers' take on The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

Adam Wardle, designer on the project, says: "Beatrix Potter had an eye for fashion as well as the natural world, clothing her characters in à la mode jackets, hats, shawls and dresses with Peter Rabbit being inseparable from his iconic blue jacket.

"It has been a privilege working with modern British and Irish fashion designers, each creating surprising and wonderful designs inspired by Beatrix Potter’s classic tales adding their own distinctive style into the mix."

You can get your hands on the books from 7 July for £6.99 each.

Related

iStock_000065790675_Large.jpg

Meet your new feminist book club

iStock_000078590717_Large.jpg

The most exciting new books of April

ApplePie_rt1.jpg

Is crowdfunding a recipe for success?

writing a book.jpg

An author reveals what it's (really) like to write a debut novel

cornwall.jpg

Britain's most enticing literary haunts to visit

jk rowling (2).jpg

Read J.K. Rowling’s first piece in her new History of Magic series

green_backgroundblueshoe_rt.jpg

Lupita Nyong’o on self-belief, family and The Jungle Book

BWPFF 2016 Shortlisted Books.jpg

Shortlist announced for 2016 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction

ariana huffington.jpg

Arianna Huffington shares the advice that pushed her to succeed

Comments

More

The new cookbooks to boost your culinary know-how in 2017

Simple ways to update your kitchen repertoire

17 Jan 2017

These are the books that President Obama wants everyone to read

Bookworms, rejoice: President Obama has compiled a reading list for you

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Jan 2017

Are you ready for the Fifty Shades of Grey musical?

Theatre bosses have big plans for EL James’ book series …

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Jan 2017

15 moving books about animals to keep you on the Veganuary wagon

Keep your vegetable-consumption goals on track

by Scarlett Cayford
13 Jan 2017

Meet Daliyah, the four-year-old bookworm who has read over 1,000 books

She goes to the library every single day

by Sarah Biddlecombe
13 Jan 2017

Illustrator depicts how depression really feels in beautiful new book

“You are not alone.”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
12 Jan 2017

Watch the chilling first trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale

The upcoming adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel has never felt more relevant

by Kayleigh Dray
09 Jan 2017

Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel confirmed to star in The Handmaid’s Tale

The real-life Rory Gilmore is headed to Margaret Atwood’s Gilead…

by Kayleigh Dray
06 Jan 2017

One book addict’s tale of 40 literary loves and fiction fails

Stylist's Jamie Klingler on the books she devoured in 2016, from the spellbinding to the over-hyped

by Jamie Klingler
05 Jan 2017

Everything you need to know about the 2016 Costa Book Awards winners

by Moya Crockett
04 Jan 2017