Chip Kidd on Charlotte's Web: This was the first book I read that was really about the power of design and typography. I would say that Charlotte’s typographic web-o-grams represent the first depiction of a successful ad campaign in children’s literature.
Tuppenny the guinea pig sets out from home determined to start a new life. Soon he comes across a miniature travelling circus where he meets Sandy the Highland Terrier, Jenny Ferret, Paddy Pig and Pony Billy who welcome him into their company. Beatrix Potter wrote this chapter book for older children towards the end of her writing career.