Category Archives: Beatrix Potter

Riddle Me This

When I first came across the term “riddles,” it was most likely referring to what you find in kids’ joke books, specifically puns or other simple jokes presented in question-and-answer format. You know, the “When is a door not a … Continue reading

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It’s an Egg’s Life

Of all the strange and oddly named characters in nursery rhymes, one of the most famous has to be Humpty Dumpty, perhaps the first egg to receive a name. Versions of the poem date back to at least 1797, and … Continue reading

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Peter, Peter, Carrot Eater

There’s actually a bit of a story behind the Easter Bunny being called Peter Cottontail, and while it might not interest you, it does me. Peter Rabbit became a household name with the stories of Beatrix Potter, who named the … Continue reading

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The Other Potter in Children’s Literature

It turns out that Beatrix Potter’s birthday was yesterday, as she was born on 28 July 1866. It’s been a long time since I read anything of Potter’s, but I do remember Peter Rabbit and some of her other creations … Continue reading

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