Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Review and Giveaway: The Beatrix Potter DVD Collection


With Easter just around the corner now, I am thinking of things to buy to put in LO and Little L's Easter baskets. As I did at Christmas for LO, I want to get a few little gifts together for them to open at Easter weekend. Inevitably, LO will get a chocolate treat of some sort, but I am always on the look out for something a bit special too. 2016 marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter, one of the world's best-loved children's authors and this week (March 7th), the Beatrix Potter DVD collection has been released. I think it would make a perfect, non-chocolate related Easter gift. 


I absolutely loved reading my classic Peter Rabbit books as a child, all of which I have kept to hand down to LO and Little L. Although the books are currently a bit advanced for LO, I hope that by introducing him to the classic stories and well-loved characters on DVD first, it will fire up an interest in the books for him. The animations on the DVDs are beautiful and as they are based on the original editions of the books, are very traditional looking, which makes a refreshing change from the normal modern animations on a lot of modern day cartoons. 

The DVD boxset is beautifully presented and includes 9 animated stories, all based on the original Peter Rabbit books. Because of the traditional animations, I wasn't sure if at 2 and a half, LO would enjoy the DVDs, but he sat mesmerised watching them very happily and keeps asking me to put another episode on for him before bedtime. I am so pleased he is enjoying watching them and I can't wait for him to be able to read the stories with him now that he is familiar with the characters. We have been really enjoying watching these curled up together on the sofa on a rainy afternoon and if Easter weekend is another rainy one, I know already what we will be watching!


The triple DVD boxset features 9 episodes, spread over 3 DVDs:

The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs Tittlemouse,
The Tale of Tom Kitten an Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tale of Pigling Bland and Other Stories:
The Tale of Pigling Bland, The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding, The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Mr Jeremy Fisher:
The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Mr Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Mr Tod: The Further Adventures of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town-Mouse

The DVD collection is available from all good retailers and the RRP is £9.99, however, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, I have one set of the Beatrix Potter DVD collection to give away to one lucky reader. It would make the perfect Easter gift! For your chance to win, please complete the Rafflecopter below. Terms and Conditions apply. UK entrants only please. Giveaway ends 16th March 2016. 













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  1. I know what you mean about the new Beatrix Potter animations, the opening credits make me feel a bit sick!

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    1. We have watched these a few times now and the animations are much nicer, very calming!

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  2. I always loved Beatrix potters stories.

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  3. Lovely giveaway, I remember Beatrix Potter from when I was a child

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    1. Aw thank you. It really is so evocative of childhood

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  4. Thanks so much for the chance to win

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  5. This is a really lovely giveaway. Thank you! x

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    1. Thank you :) You're very welcome! I hope one lucky winner enjoys them as much as we have

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  6. The Beatrix Potter tales are so memorable and it would be lovely to share them with my children :)

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    1. Aw yes we have loved sharing these episodes with our two sons

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  7. Great giveaway - Good luck everyone.

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  8. Love Peter rabbit and all his friends

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  9. You can't beat the classics, can you? I don't think Beatrix Potter stories will ever lose their magic.

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    1. Oh absolutely. You can't beat the traditional stories

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  10. Fantastic Giveaway

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  11. Beatrix Potter has entertained generations of children, and I am sure my grandchildren would love them

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  12. My mum loved the Beatrix Potter stories, so do I. They're the kind of stories that will be loved for generations.

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    1. It's a lovely thing to be able to share down the generations

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  13. amazing prize!! I would love these for my little daughter who is Peter rabbit obsessed x

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  14. I would love to share this dvd with my four grandchildren!

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  15. Love Beatrix Potter stories. Thanks for the chance

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    1. You're very welcome! Thank you for entering!

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  16. Beatrix Potter is timeless! I loved it when I was a child, my stepdaughter loved it when she was a child, and now her daughter loves it!

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    1. It really is timeless, even though it's so traditional. Thanks for entering!

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  17. What a fantastic prize. I loved Beatrix Potter and would love to share the magic with my daughter too :)

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  18. I would love to watch this box set with my Daughters x

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    1. I bet they'd love them, we have really enjoyed them in the evenings

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  19. These stories are so timeless :) I love Beatrix Potter

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    1. These are really lovely episodes and so nicely animated! Thanks for entering :)

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