The Easter Bunny is famous, no doubt, but probably the most famous bunny is Peter Rabbit! He is known in many countries around the world. He was created almost 100 years ago by an English woman named Beatrix Potter.
He first appeared in a letter that she wrote to a young friend. Eight years later, she turned it into a book. There were many publishers that turned her down before it was finally published in 1902. For another 10 years she wrote and illustrated many children's books. After that, she became interested in the farm that she and her husband worked, and had little time for writing or drawing.
The song "Peter Cottontail" was written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins about 46 years ago. These two men also wrote the popular "Frosty the Snowman".
The Bugs Bunny cartoon character was created in the late 1930's. He got his name from the person who created him, Ben Hardawary, whose nickname was "Bugs". Bugs Bunny has starred in over 160 animated cartoons. Do you know his famous saying?
Most Americans know the story about Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby and Brer Rabbit and the Briar Patch. The folk hero of these tales was Brer Rabbit. He outsmarted all the other animals, especially Brer Fox. Joel Chandler was the first person to write folk tales about Brer Rabbit. Uncle Remus was an old storyteller he created to tell the stories in his books.
The Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny is an ancient symbol of the joy of new life that spring brings.