The treasury starts out with the infamous Peter Rabbit, who trespasses in Mr McGregor's garden and gets his pants caught in the fence on the way out. For years, children have felt a stab of sympathy as Peter, punished by his mama, watches his brothers and sisters enjoy dinner without him. Children are also delighted by Two Bad Mice, naughty mice who wreak havoc in poor Jane's room. Other classic Potter characters make their appearance in the treasury as well, including Benjamin Bunny, Mr Jeremy Fisher, Jemima PuddleDuck, and Mrs Tittlemouse Contains: The tale of Peter Rabbit -- The tailor of Gloucester -- The tale of Squirrel Nutkin -- The tale of Benjamin Bunny -- The tale two bad mice -- The tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle -- The pie and the patty-pan -- The tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher -- The story of a fierce bad rabbit -- The story of Miss Moppet -- The tale of Tom Kitten -- The tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck -- The roly-poly pudding -- The tale of the Flopsy bunnies -- The tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse -- The tale of Timmy Tiptoes -- The tale of Mr. Tod -- The tale of Pigling Bland -- Ginger and Pickles. Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 ? 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and spent holidays in Scotland and the Lake District, developing a love of landscape, flora, and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. Potter had frogs and newts, and even a pet bat. The basis of her many projects and stories were the small animals that she smuggled into the house or observed during family holidays in Scotland and the Lake District. She was encouraged to publish her story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902), but she struggled to find a publisher until it was accepted when she was 36, by Frederick Warne & Co. The small book and her following works were extremely well received and she gained an independent income from the sales. Potter eventually wrote 23 books. These were published in a small format, easy for a child to hold and read. In her thirties, Potter published the highly successful children's book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Potter began writing and illustrating children's books full-time. Potter wrote about 30 books; the best known being her 24 children's tales.