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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
Collections:Your library
Tags:children's, fiction, illustrated, 1900s

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



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Kinda cute/kinda boring. I liked the illustrations. ( )
  benuathanasia | Mar 14, 2013 |
A beautiful example of Potter's sly wit. My father-in-law couldn't stop laughing when he read this to my 3yo, and I laughed aloud too in a couple of places. It was pretty funny to read that "there was no end to the rage and disappointment" of the mice, who went off on a destructive tear. Their antics were pretty funny as were the commentaries of the human beings who saw the evidence and wanted a policeman doll, or, more wisely, a mousetrap. ( )
1 vote lquilter | Dec 15, 2011 |
This little bitty book is about two mice that break into a dollhouse. They try to eat the food that is on the table but realize it's plastic. This makes the mice mad so they start tearing up the dollhouse and taking things out of the dollhouse to their own little home. When they figure out that they are going to get in trouble for the things they have done; Mr.mouse agrees to pay for all the damage he caused, and Mrs. mouse goes to clean the doolhouse every morning before any of the dolls wake up because they felt guilty for what they did.

I like this book because it might teach the children not to do something if they know in the end it's going to make them feel bad about doing it. I also think the book being so little will let the children have a personal feel like the book is all their own.

In the classroom, we could ask everyone what they have done bad and feel bad about and maybe come up with a solution to fix it. We could also make a list of things that make us feel guilty and why. We could then talk about more positive things to do that will make us happy we did them.
  maeganpollard | Mar 19, 2010 |
In this story, two very naughty mice named Hunca Munca & Tom Thumb steal just about everything they can get their paws on, from a dollhouse owned by two dolls, Lucinda & Jane. The mice originally go into the dollhouse and try to eat the ham and fish and other food, but realizing that it's all made of plaster, Tom Thumb has a tantrum and breaks everything! Then they go on to steal furniture: the cradle, the bird cage, pots, pans & clothing. Good Grief!
  annashapiro | Oct 16, 2009 |
Absolutely without a doubt a fabulous story - favourite phrases are:

"at least it belonged to Lucinda, but she never ordered meals." Right...and that makes a lot of sense to someone I'm sure and...

"They would not come off the plates, but they were extremely beautiful." A dieter's dream!

"-all so convenient!"

"Then Tom Thumb lost his temper." - said with great emphasis.....

followed swiftly by...

"Then there was no end to the rage and disappointment....." sounds like my house....

and to top it all off....

"Jane leant against the kitchen dresser and smiled...." as all dolls do.... ( )
  alexdaw | Jul 21, 2009 |
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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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