Today is the birthday of Beatrix Potter
Kids read her Tale of Peter Rabbit in prose.
He barely escaped from MacGregor, the rotter,
And saw later a scarecrow dressed up in his clothes.
In a personal sidebar, with H.A. Rey, Munro Leaf, Robert McCloskey, Richard Scarry, and (of course) Dr. Seuss, Beatrix Potter was a linchpin of our children's rudimentary library. One of her books especially hit home for our son Jeremy: "The Tale of Jeremy Fisher". It was a cherished gift from his Aunt Marilynne, and 'Fisher' just happens to be my wife's maiden name.