In at number 9 this week, classics have a revisit with the Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. Did you know that Beatrix Potter kept pet rabbits? Peter was naturally her favourite, she said he was lazy and slept in a box under a blanket all day – not like the rascal in her books!
Did you know that Fireman Sam was created by real firemen? Originally recorded in in Welsh as Sam Tân the show has has now been translated into 25 languages. Stop motion animation was used in the first series where puppets and figurines are moved in small stages to create the illusion of movement. It used to take 4 days to make a minute of Fireman Sam! Now it’s created by drawing the characters with computer programmes. There are some great colouring in pages here if you want to draw your own.
Also checkout these great new picture books for Fireman Sam fans.