The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit (1906)

The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit was published by Frederick Warne & Co. in December 1906,. The eponymous Fierce Bad Rabbit gets shot by a hunter and loses both tail and whiskers. The book is much shorter and simpler than Potters other tales. It appeared first on a folded strip of paper tied with a ribbon, and was apparently intended for babies and very young children. The format was unpopular with booksellers, and so it reappeared in the standard format of the Peter Rabbit library. The book sold well, but not many copies remain. It provides an introduction to books and the Peter Rabbit universe, though it could be rather scarey.

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