"Peter Rabbit," a new animated preschool TV series premieres Tuesday,...

"Peter Rabbit," a new animated preschool TV series premieres Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 on Nickelodeon. Credit: Handout

Don't forget to set your DVR: Nickelodeon will premiere a new animated preschool series at noon Tuesday called "Peter Rabbit." The series is a fresh take on the popular Beatrix Potter children's books, encouraging preschoolers to learn problem-solving skills and foster an interest in and respect for nature.

Set in Potter's Lake District, the half-hour television series follows Peter, a mischievous, charming and brave rabbit who overcomes obstacles and avoids danger. Funny and clever, Peter Rabbit aspires to be just like his late father and carries his journal (a guide to everything you need to know to be a good rabbit) on his fun adventures with Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail.

"This series captures the spirit of Potter's timeless books, while adding high stakes adventures to illustrate that with determination and friendship, you can overcome even the toughest of obstacles," said Teri Weiss of Nickelodeon Preschool.

The series premiere episode will feature "The Tale of the Radish Robber" and "The Tale of Two Enemies."

At NickJr.com, parents and kids can watch "Peter Rabbit" videos and print out Peter Rabbit games and activities, including a coloring pack and puppet theater. In March, preschoolers will be able to play a new online game, "Peter Rabbit's Downhill Dash."