Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The mention of spring and R John Wright jumps into action with.....

..... the creation of Peter Cottontail.


Here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hopping down the bunny trail,
Hippity, hoppity,
Easter's on its way.

Bringing every girl and boy,
Baskets full of Easter joy,
Things to make your Easter
Bright and gay!

Peter Cottontail is constructed of the finest mohair plush and wool felt. He is fully jointed and stands approximately 15" tall. His beautiful, sculptural face and ears have detailed coloration and he features felt-backed glass eyes, a molded felt nose, and inserted whiskers.

Peter Cottontail comes holding a springtime bouquet of detailed felt violets and pussywillows made entirely of felt and mohair plush. He also carries a papier mache Easter egg gaily wrapped in paper with silk ribbons. For effortless display, Peter Cottontail features a built-in removable metal stand.

Peter Cottontail will be produced in an edition limited to only 200 pieces worldwide. Each will come enclosed in a deluxe RJW presentation box with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration. As part of the Springtime Friends Collection

To Pre-Order Peter Cottontail, please click on the header above ( The mention of spring and R John Wright jumps...) and this will take you straight to the page.

To see the bigger picture... just click on any of the pictures on the Blog and this will open a new page to show you a larger version.

**Thornton Burgess (1874-1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories featuring the wildlife of his native state. He was born in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. While growing up he roamed the woods, fields and salt marshes of Cape Cod, where he came to know the birds, animals and plant life well. Later, as a grown man, he told stories about animals and nature to his young son. In 1910, these stories formed the basis for his first book, Old Mother West Wind. Following its success, he wrote a syndicated daily newspaper strip, Bedtime Stories (illustrated by Harrison Cady), which ran uninterupted from 1912 to 1960. Burgess' output also comprises over 170 books, among them The Adventures of Peter Cottontail which was first published in 1914. Decades later, he worked on an Easter television special Here Comes Peter Cottontail.

Today, the Thornton W. Burgess Society continues to carry out the philosophies he instilled in his children's stories. The Society operates the Green Briar Nature Center and Thornton W. Burgess Museum in Sandwich, Massachusetts, and publishes periodic newsletters and bulletins to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the natural environment.

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