On July 28, 1866 Beatrix Potter was born. She was an illustrator, mycologist, and conservationist, but she will always be best known as the writer of the Peter Rabbit books.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which she illustrated herself, was published in 1902. It was an instant success and was followed by a series of books. I loved the Peter Rabbit books as a child and love even more reading them to my son (and him reading them to me).
Thank you Beatrix Potter for writing Peter Rabbit and sharing it with the world. And…Happy Birthday!