Preteen girl looking at a cell phone with her parents

Personalized picks at your fingertips

Get the mobile app on iOS and Android

Parents' Guide to

Peter Rabbit

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Darling preschool show has anxious times, cautionary themes.

Peter Rabbit Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+
age 2+

Adorable & Exciting

Great for toddlers and older. Each episode is packed with adventure, and I find myself saying the key catch phrases such as "let's hop to it" and "a good rabbit never gives up!" Yes there are animals that want to eat the rabbits, however, they never do eat them in the show (just like in the book series) & animals do eat other animals in real life.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Fans of Beatrix Potter's famous character will delight in how this series brings Peter to life, capturing all of his rascally ways in a classic animation style reminiscent of the original book illustrations. The most notable change to the classic is the welcome addition of Lily, a thoroughly modern female character whose cool head and practical knowledge prove invaluable qualities in the company of the impulsive Peter.

Preschoolers are sure to note the rabbits' knack for solving the scrapes they fall into, which has some good reminders about a positive attitude and thoughtful problem-solving skills, but these often come at the price of Peter's willingness to disobey his mother's warnings about straying too far from home. Though the stories always have a happy ending, many of the characters' predicaments are caused by Peter's decisions to seek out danger. So long as this kind of threatening content doesn't frighten your preschoolers, it provides a good opportunity to relate the stories to your own family's rules about safety.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate