It was announced earlier in the year that late 2016 would see the release of a previously unpublished children's tale from Beatrix Potter.
The release coincides with Potter's 150th birthday, and in all is a pretty exciting event.
The book is titled Kitty in Boots and it will apparently feature references to several well loved Potter characters.
The only thing I'm slightly concerned about is the illustrator choice. The picture you can see above the text here is Beatrix Potter's own original conception art for the book and anyone familiar with Potter's children's stories will known that the illustrations are a huge part of why the books were so successful in the first place.
The illustrator chosen to see out this project is none other than Quentin Blake. His drawings are beloved by children everywhere, especially in regards to his work with Roald Dahl, and while I do agree that Quentin Blake is wonderful, his style is very different to the gentle watercolours Beatrix Potter was known for.
I just don't imagine the book will be able to invoke the same feeling that Potter's original stories managed to capture so well.
Perhaps I will be proven wrong come publication day. I will definitely be picking up this title regardless.
Beatrix Potter's woodland stories were a large part of my childhood and I'm glad to be able to add another tale to my collection.