Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
This two-tape set is based on the beloved Easter bunny Peter Cottontail. Each video features one animated adventure starring Peter and his friends. Although millions of American children grow up learning the song "Here Comes Peter Cottontail," few ever learn about Peter's creator, Thornton Burgess . A naturalist and conservationist, Burgess wrote about nature and its creatures for 50 years, authoring more than 170 books, as well as 15,000 stories for his daily syndicated newspaper column, Bedtime Stories. Peter Cottontail first appeared in Burgess' book Old Mother West Wind, published in 1910. The Adventures of Peter Cottontail, with illustrations by Harrison Cady, came out in 1914.