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

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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.

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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."

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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.

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