This image shows two facing pages from the book ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. The left-hand page consists of the following text: ‘“Now, my dears,” said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, “you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don’t go into Mr McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.”’ On the right-hand page is Beatrix Potter’s illustration to accompany this text. On the left of the illustration is Mrs Rabbit, dressed in a long pale blue dress and white apron. She is handing a basket to one of her three female rabbit children, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail, who are all standing with their backs to the viewer, looking attentively up at their mother. They are wearing red shawls. The boy rabbit, Peter, is standing on the right of the illustration. He is turned away from his mother, facing the viewer, and has a wide-eyed, impish expression on his face. He is wearing a little blue jacket with the buttons undone.