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The Tale of Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Two Bad Mice (original 1904; edition 1965)

by Beatrix Potter

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Title:The Tale of Two Bad Mice
Authors:Beatrix Potter
Info:Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. (1965), board
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Tags:children's, fiction, illustrated, 1900s

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The Tale of Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter (1904)



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Lacking in substance (even for Potter) and the moment that mousetrap appeared I think we were all hoping for a more Roald Dahl-ish ending but that's all made up for when you realise it's basically an episode of The Twilight Zone for kids. (And the illustrations are as beautiful as ever of course) ( )
  m_k_m | May 10, 2017 |
This is a simplified story, originally published in a larger format for little children. Having a love of fictional mice, and dollhouses, this is an especial favorite story of mine. The mice have tempers, and are certainly naughty, but nice, too. As always, the illustrations tell half the story, or more, and the words compliment them. ( )
  MrsLee | Apr 30, 2017 |
I would use this book as an interactive read aloud to kindergarten or first grade students to teach them that stealing is wrong and also use it to teach them different vocabulary words.
But i also believe its a good book for kindergartners. because with it being about dolls and mice it will allow for develoment of their imagination.
  tylerschmitt | Mar 20, 2017 |
Oh no, does Beatrix Potter actually suck? This is too treacly for words. ( )
  MeditationesMartini | Apr 26, 2016 |
This story is rather hilarious, although it is a about two greedy and destructive mice the premise gave me a good chuckle. This book is good for teachers wanting to talk about taking responsibility for other peoples belongings, in particular when they have been ruined.
  barquist | May 30, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0723247749, Hardcover)

To celebrate Peter's birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new editions of all 23 of Potter's original tales, which take the very first printings of Potter's works as their guide. The aim of these editions is to be as close as possible to Beatrix Potter's intentions while benefiting from modern printing and design techniques.

The colors and details of the watercolors in the volumes are reproduced more accurately than ever before, and it has now been possible to disguise damage that has affected the artwork over the years. Most notably, The Tale of Peter Rabbit restores six of Potter's original illustrations. Four were sacrificed in 1903 to make space for illustrated endpapers, and two have never been used before. Of course, Beatrix Potter created many memorable children's characters, including Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-duck and Jeremy Fisher. But whatever the tale, both children and adults alike can be delighted by the artistry in Potter's illustrations, while they also enjoy a very good read. Because they have always been completely true to a child's experience, Potter's 23 books continue to endure.

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While the dolls are away, two curious, naughty mice explore the dolls' house and steal their furniture.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0723247749, 072326774X

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