Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Tale of Two Bad Mice (The World of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit) The Tale of Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter

rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anything by Beatrix Potter is a classic, in my opinion, so deserves five stars. Her insistence that her books be published in a size suitable for little hands was a stroke of genius ... I'm sure the size is what caused Little Cherub to pick this off the shelf. Then it was love at first read. She has been pursuing us round the house clutching the book and demanding "Read Two Blind Mice" (a little confusion with the nursery rhyme there!). While the language is complex for little people, it accustoms their ears to a more challenging turn of phrase, and the pictures help them to get the gist of the story.

We have since added The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny into her book pile ... it is lovely to rediscover Beatrix Potter with a new little one.

1 comment:

Melanie B said...

We've been reading The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. Bella wanders about the house saying, "Bizzz, wizzz, wizzz," like the bees in the story. It's very cute. We have several of the others but I haven't pulled them from the shelf. I suppose I should do that.

You're right about the small format. I have Benjamin Bunny in a larger format and it just isn't as nice as the little books.