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Inspiration Behind Vera
Little did Marjolein’s mother know she would give impetus to the creation of Vera the Mouse when she introduced Marjolein to the world of Peter Rabbit at a very early age. Beatrix Potter’s enchanting tales of Peter Rabbit and his friends planted a seed in Marjolein’s head that a parallel world existed alongside the orderly nature world she was quickly becoming familiar with. With Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter imagined a fictional world with a variety of human-like animals: Mr. Tod, a fox with a lovely jacket, Tom Kitten, a young cat getting in trouble with his sisters, Johnny Town-mouse, of course Peter Rabbit himself and many other endearing characters.
Vera the Mouse entered this same parallel world, one that exists for anyone to move into as long as you believe it really exists. Free of real-life restraints Vera became Marjolein’s instrument in this wondrous world, allowing Marjolein to channel a personality very similar to her own. Though she was a character initially created as a card illustration for hospitalized children, Vera quickly turned into a fan favorite thanks to her adorable friends and relatable adventures.