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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother who puts him to bed after dosing him with chamomile tea.
The book has been referred to several times in the Peanuts world.
References in Peanuts
- In the strip from April 10, 1956, Linus talks about how fascinating The Tale of Peter Rabbit is.
- In the strip from January 17, 1958, Charlie Brown says that he enjoyed reading The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Alice in Wonderland.
- In the strip from January 21, 1964, Sally complains about the report she has to do about The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
- In the strip from September 23, 1979, Sally gives a report about the book.
- There is a song about the book in the 1967 stage-musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and 1985 TV special called The Book Report, in which the characters sing about how they have been assigned a book report on Peter Rabbit.
- In a series of strips that ran from August 1, 1995 to August 5, 1995, Snoopy as the World Famous Attorney takes the case of Peter Rabbit, who has gone into Mr. McGregor's propriety. The strips were later adapted as the short "The McGregor Case" from the 2014 French animated series Peanuts.