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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is a children's book written and illustrated by the famous author of children's stories: Beatrix Potter: The story is about an impertinent red squirrel named Nutkin and his narrow escape from an owl called Old Brown. This book included 27 original illustrations and re-arranged texts for the best display on kindle, PC and every reader. As a reader, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is a children's book written and illustrated by the famous author of children's stories: Beatrix Potter: The story is about an impertinent red squirrel named Nutkin and his narrow escape from an owl called Old Brown. This book included 27 original illustrations and re-arranged texts for the best display on kindle, PC and every reader. As a reader, you'd need everything readily obtainable at your fingertips. This e-book has been place along in one simple and convenient place for you. There's a story-book which will be occupied for kids to read at bedtime or anytime you'll be able to have this e-book for an incredibly low price.


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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is a children's book written and illustrated by the famous author of children's stories: Beatrix Potter: The story is about an impertinent red squirrel named Nutkin and his narrow escape from an owl called Old Brown. This book included 27 original illustrations and re-arranged texts for the best display on kindle, PC and every reader. As a reader, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is a children's book written and illustrated by the famous author of children's stories: Beatrix Potter: The story is about an impertinent red squirrel named Nutkin and his narrow escape from an owl called Old Brown. This book included 27 original illustrations and re-arranged texts for the best display on kindle, PC and every reader. As a reader, you'd need everything readily obtainable at your fingertips. This e-book has been place along in one simple and convenient place for you. There's a story-book which will be occupied for kids to read at bedtime or anytime you'll be able to have this e-book for an incredibly low price.

30 review for THE TALE OF SQUIRREL NUTKIN: Picture Books for Kids: DRM Free (A Beautifully Illustrated Children's Picture Book by age 3-9; Perfect Bedtime Story)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sheri

    My curiosity was sparked by another review bemoaning this tale’s cruelty and its disparaging message to children. I can see where that reviewer is coming from. After all, in the end poor Squirrel Nutkin’s tail is broken in two, not to mention his spirit. Yet one can’t help but wonder about the continuing popularity of a book first published in 1903. There must be some redeeming value to this short tale. I think your enjoyment of the story depends on how you view Squirrel Nutkin. Is he a frisky l My curiosity was sparked by another review bemoaning this tale’s cruelty and its disparaging message to children. I can see where that reviewer is coming from. After all, in the end poor Squirrel Nutkin’s tail is broken in two, not to mention his spirit. Yet one can’t help but wonder about the continuing popularity of a book first published in 1903. There must be some redeeming value to this short tale. I think your enjoyment of the story depends on how you view Squirrel Nutkin. Is he a frisky little guy or deliberately taunting the owl? Is he attention-seeking and self-absorbed or just impertinent and immature? I see Squirrel Nutkin as a frisky fellow who really doesn’t know any better. He’s sort of the class clown of the group, and fun and play are his personality, and really all he’s ever known as it is ingrained in him. I felt bad that none of his cousins tried to warn him of the error of his ways. He had to learn his lesson the hard way, but I guess that mirrors real life. You don’t always get a warning. Thus, there we have the redeeming value. Respect, diligence, and hard work are good qualities to exhibit while fun and play should be reserved for the appropriate time and place. I see children enjoying this tale of a naughty squirrel. The illustrations are charming and the moral message will certainly be received. It’s only as adults that we see this tale as more tormenting than cautionary.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Spencer Orey

    My kid's grandma bought us a 12 book set of the original Beatrix Potter books. I'll be reviewing them at random and out of order. This one has a real meanness to it. A lot of the Beatrix Potter books have some cruelty but maybe this is the worst in the set we have. There are lovely illustrations of the squirrels crossing the water on little rafts. But the general premise just feels so old school to me. Squirrel nutkin wants to play and tell riddles during whatever harvest pilgrimage the squirrels My kid's grandma bought us a 12 book set of the original Beatrix Potter books. I'll be reviewing them at random and out of order. This one has a real meanness to it. A lot of the Beatrix Potter books have some cruelty but maybe this is the worst in the set we have. There are lovely illustrations of the squirrels crossing the water on little rafts. But the general premise just feels so old school to me. Squirrel nutkin wants to play and tell riddles during whatever harvest pilgrimage the squirrels are on. But there's a grumpy and poorly named owl who eventually hurts nutkin when he goes a little too far. the message is that kids are supposed to learn to be respectful, stifle themselves, and pay tribute to people who can hurt them or something like that. Blegh. Totally the kind of "children should be seen and not heard" heavy handed crap that generation feels about children. In the final scene, after nutkin's tail has been broken in half, he doesn't even like riddles anymore. Like he's been traumatized for life for being too silly. What a downer. Don't read it to your kids.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Annet

    Here's my traditional year start with a Beatrix Potter booklet. Some Potter books are just very cute and this is one of them! It is the tale of naughty squirrel Nutkin. Every year, he and a group of squirrels go to an island in the middle of the lake, asking the owl 'Old Mr. Brown' who lives on the island, for permission to gather nuts on the island. Every time they bring him an offering, varying from 'three fat mice' to wild honey and a 'new-laid egg'. . But Nutkin 'is expressively impertinent i Here's my traditional year start with a Beatrix Potter booklet. Some Potter books are just very cute and this is one of them! It is the tale of naughty squirrel Nutkin. Every year, he and a group of squirrels go to an island in the middle of the lake, asking the owl 'Old Mr. Brown' who lives on the island, for permission to gather nuts on the island. Every time they bring him an offering, varying from 'three fat mice' to wild honey and a 'new-laid egg'. . But Nutkin 'is expressively impertinent in his manners'!, singing riddles to the owl and keen to do mischief..... Cute little story, the most gorgeous drawings, famous of Beatrix Potter. The man in the wilderness said to me, How many strawberries grow in the sea... I answered him as I thought good - As many herrings as grow in the wood!

  4. 5 out of 5

    babyhippoface

    Yes, I just read this 100-year-old story for the first time today. And: 1. Twinkleberry is a good name for a squirrel. So is Nutkin, but I was unprepared for Twinkleberry. 2. Old Brown is a patient owl. Seriously, with an upstart like Nutkin being all impertinent on his doorstep. It's a wonder he didn't eat him after the second time. 2. I want to know the answers to Nutkin's riddles. I just knew Beatrix Potter would tell me before the book ended, but No. Now I'm wondering what animal is the "little Yes, I just read this 100-year-old story for the first time today. And: 1. Twinkleberry is a good name for a squirrel. So is Nutkin, but I was unprepared for Twinkleberry. 2. Old Brown is a patient owl. Seriously, with an upstart like Nutkin being all impertinent on his doorstep. It's a wonder he didn't eat him after the second time. 2. I want to know the answers to Nutkin's riddles. I just knew Beatrix Potter would tell me before the book ended, but No. Now I'm wondering what animal is the "little wee man, in a red red coat! A staff in his hand, and a stone in his throat". I'm figuring it's a bird, but how will I ever know? And who is Hitty Pitty? 4. Lesson learned, Nutkin? I would think so, skittering Half-Tail. Peter Rabbit was a childhood favorite, but I never read the others in Potter's set. It seems it's time. **************UPDATE************** While searching for the answer to the aforementioned riddle online (I said I wanted to know) I found not only the answer to that one, but to all of them, and amazingly enough, they were all in the book itself! Apparently Beatrix Potter planned for people like me, and the answer to every riddle can be found on the same page as the riddle, written in italics. I read that and thought, "No way." Yes way. I totally missed all the italicized words. And here I thought I was more observant about things like that in books. Wrong. But Hurray for Beatrix Potter, for sneaking that one in there for people like me.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Joey Woolfardis

    There is a place in my heart that is reserved only for Red Squirrels. My boyfriend cannot get in there and neither can chocolate. It pains me that I had to go all the way from the North of England to Lyon, France, just to see a Red Squirrel. I like to think of Beatrix Potter as an illustrator first, and then a story-teller. Her stories have a touch of twee, but I think each and every one has a side to it that speaks of the darkness of the nature she so adored. Death is just a natural occurrence a There is a place in my heart that is reserved only for Red Squirrels. My boyfriend cannot get in there and neither can chocolate. It pains me that I had to go all the way from the North of England to Lyon, France, just to see a Red Squirrel. I like to think of Beatrix Potter as an illustrator first, and then a story-teller. Her stories have a touch of twee, but I think each and every one has a side to it that speaks of the darkness of the nature she so adored. Death is just a natural occurrence and there are small elements of that through these The World of Peter Rabbit stories. But the illustrations are utterly divine. The one with the squirrels on little rafts, punting themselves over to Old Brown's island? Possibly the cutest, most nature-evocative illustration I've ever seen. The colours are Turneresque and it calms me beyond belief. The story? Squirrel Nutkin is impertinent, but I also think he's just being Squirrel Nutkin. Possibly with a touch of ADHD about him, as well. He's full of life but hasn't quite grasped the notion of politeness. Whilst the animals are all obviously personified beyond their natural scope, the darkness of nature is still firmly embedded; which is why Old Brown bites off Nutkin's tail instead of just telling him to mind his manners. There's really only so much an old owl can take.

  6. 4 out of 5

    ~Bookishly~

    I remembering loving this book as a child, so I thought I'd give it a reread. I've always had a thing for squirrels, and I love watching them busy, gathering resources and in their own habitat. How anyone can dislike them completely baffles me! This book isn't as good as the first book, but I enjoyed it, all the same. Squirrel Nutkin is a cheeky little squirrel who becomes over confident, and very nearly pays for it dearly, but actually, he still escapes with a price. There are a lot of riddles I remembering loving this book as a child, so I thought I'd give it a reread. I've always had a thing for squirrels, and I love watching them busy, gathering resources and in their own habitat. How anyone can dislike them completely baffles me! This book isn't as good as the first book, but I enjoyed it, all the same. Squirrel Nutkin is a cheeky little squirrel who becomes over confident, and very nearly pays for it dearly, but actually, he still escapes with a price. There are a lot of riddles in this story, and despite them being a tad confusing, I think they were a good addition to this story! As with the first book in this gorgeous collection, the illustrations are exquisite, and completely faultless. I can't wait to continue on to the next book!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ken

    Next up in the Beatrix Potter set is a tale of a pesky squirrel who pushes his luck a little too much... I was quite surprised how similar in traits both Squirrel Nutkin and Peter Rabbit were. Both pushing the boundaries and almost coming the worst of for it. Peter was told to avoid Mr McGregor's farm, whilst Nutkin naughty behaviour was so much worst as he continued to antagonize Old Brown day after day. Old Brown the owl on the island who allowed Nutkin, Twinkleberry and their many cousins showed Next up in the Beatrix Potter set is a tale of a pesky squirrel who pushes his luck a little too much... I was quite surprised how similar in traits both Squirrel Nutkin and Peter Rabbit were. Both pushing the boundaries and almost coming the worst of for it. Peter was told to avoid Mr McGregor's farm, whilst Nutkin naughty behaviour was so much worst as he continued to antagonize Old Brown day after day. Old Brown the owl on the island who allowed Nutkin, Twinkleberry and their many cousins showed such restraint as the group brought gifts in exchange for allowing to collect nuts over the course of the week, but Nutkin continually tried getting a reaction with his antics. I'm with the owl on this one even though the message of respect your elders was a little heavy handed. Not ideal for really young children.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Swaroop

    Classic beautiful artwork! More than being naughty, I would say that Squirrel Nutkin was trying to not go with the "normal". He wanted to do away with the norm, and got punished for the same... Owl Old Brown, as the name suggests is from the "old" time, and isn`t much of a supporter of creativity, fan of fun and of course, hated riddles! Classic beautiful artwork! More than being naughty, I would say that Squirrel Nutkin was trying to not go with the "normal". He wanted to do away with the norm, and got punished for the same... Owl Old Brown, as the name suggests is from the "old" time, and isn`t much of a supporter of creativity, fan of fun and of course, hated riddles!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Manny

    Staring at a bar of Swiss chocolate that I was kindly given earlier today, I had a moment of revelation: I knew, with unutterable certainty, what Squirrel Nutkin is called in French. And you see, I was right! (view spoiler)[ (Not will not only vouch for the truth of this story, she very graciously refrained from eating all the chocolate while I was surfing the web. Truly, she is a pearl beyond price). (hide spoiler)] ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]> Staring at a bar of Swiss chocolate that I was kindly given earlier today, I had a moment of revelation: I knew, with unutterable certainty, what Squirrel Nutkin is called in French. And you see, I was right! (view spoiler)[ (Not will not only vouch for the truth of this story, she very graciously refrained from eating all the chocolate while I was surfing the web. Truly, she is a pearl beyond price). (hide spoiler)]

  10. 5 out of 5

    Calista

    This is a story about being polite verses being rude. Nutkin almost gets it in the end due to his rude behavior and he escapes at a price. I don't know why I didn't enjoy this as much as the first. My niblings didn't seems to be that into it either. Interesting. Still, that artwork is pretty. It reminds me of Dumbledore and how he always treated even his enemies politely. Maybe it deserves another star for how it's inviting me to ponder this. OK, 4 stars. This is a story about being polite verses being rude. Nutkin almost gets it in the end due to his rude behavior and he escapes at a price. I don't know why I didn't enjoy this as much as the first. My niblings didn't seems to be that into it either. Interesting. Still, that artwork is pretty. It reminds me of Dumbledore and how he always treated even his enemies politely. Maybe it deserves another star for how it's inviting me to ponder this. OK, 4 stars.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ankit Saxena

    Boring End. Interesting tale with fun and adventure but still it ended so badly. It would have been better. Nutkin is a funny squirrel and I enjoyed the Peter Rabbit and liked it as well but this ended so bad.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)

    In its day, this was a cautionary tale about the need for rambunctious kids to have good manners. Nutkin's behaviour was comic because in those days it would have been unthinkable for most middle-class kids to act like that in the presence of an older adult (Brown Owl is obviously an elderly Victorian gent such as grandfather or wealthy uncle). When the owl gets sick of the squirrelly brat's antics, he "puts him in his waistcoat pocket". I've often wanted to do that with certain spoiled toddlers In its day, this was a cautionary tale about the need for rambunctious kids to have good manners. Nutkin's behaviour was comic because in those days it would have been unthinkable for most middle-class kids to act like that in the presence of an older adult (Brown Owl is obviously an elderly Victorian gent such as grandfather or wealthy uncle). When the owl gets sick of the squirrelly brat's antics, he "puts him in his waistcoat pocket". I've often wanted to do that with certain spoiled toddlers of my acquaintance--stuff them in a bag somewhere! Someone pointed out to me the other day the dark thread that often runs through Potter's stories; Mr Macgregor causing Peter's father to have an "accident", bagging up the Flopsy bunnies, etc. I got the feeling she had meant Nutkin to be devoured by the angry Owl, and then inserted the sentence "this looks like the end of the story, but it isn't" when the child she test-ran it with perhaps burst into tears or became vocally upset. I can also see where Allison Utley and some other children's authors got the idea of the feared and respected Owl, pillar and punisher of the animal community. Even A. A. Milne's owl owes a debt to Potter's books, I think, as The Hundred Acre Wood made its first appearance nearly twenty years later. This is a much better read-aloud than Potter's other "squirrel story" which I heartily disliked, though Nutkin's brother's name, "Twinkleberry", always sets my teeth on edge. Too twee for Potter's usual work.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Brad

    The Tale of Lumpen Comrade Chichikov, by Comrade Nikolai B. Potter Gogol All the Bednyaks from the village came to Kulak Brown's farm bearing a gift. They bore a large pot of okroshka for the Kulak, supplicated themselves and begged that he allow them to collect seeds from his fields for the next year's crops. Before Kulak Brown could answer, Lumpen Comrade Chichikov piped up, mocking the kulak with his nasty riddles and insults. But the Kulak simply ignored him, nodded to the Bednyaks, and went The Tale of Lumpen Comrade Chichikov, by Comrade Nikolai B. Potter Gogol All the Bednyaks from the village came to Kulak Brown's farm bearing a gift. They bore a large pot of okroshka for the Kulak, supplicated themselves and begged that he allow them to collect seeds from his fields for the next year's crops. Before Kulak Brown could answer, Lumpen Comrade Chichikov piped up, mocking the kulak with his nasty riddles and insults. But the Kulak simply ignored him, nodded to the Bednyaks, and went into his farmhouse with the pot of okroshka. While Chichikov, Chichikov went down to the creek and slept while his Comrades collected their seeds. Days later the Bednyaks returned. They'd tried to make Comrade Chichikov stay away, but he wouldn't hear of it, and as they knocked on the door of Kulak Brown's farm house, he sat on the fence post crowing his delighted mockeries. Kulak Brown ignored him assiduously and accepted their offered hachapuris without a word, waving them to the fields in search of their seeds. The bednyaks worked, while Lumpen Comrade Chichikov mocked them from his fence post. They returned a few days later with a beautiful buzhenina, knowing it was one of Kulak Brown's favourites. Again he came on his porch only to be accosted by Comrade Chichikov's mocking riddles. The Kulak stared at Lumpen Chichikov, shook his head in ever so slight disapproval, then turned back into his farmhouse bearing the ham. The bednyaks worked while Chichikov played, trudging home tired and sore while their Lumpen Comrade skipped along gaily. There stores of seeds were almost filled, but they knew they needed to return one more time. For that, they’d saved a jug of their best vodka. Returning a few days later, their offer of vodka was in the hands of Lumpen Comrade Chichikov, who would have it no other way. He stood on the edge of the porch when Kulak Brown came out, and in the same mocking tones that were always his way, Chichikov offered the final gift. Kulak Brown’s face contorted for a second, then he stepped aside and waived Chichikov into his home. The bednyaks knew their gift had been accepted and went off to complete their work, relieved that Chichikov had not ruined their offering. Inside, Chichikov found himself in trouble. There would be no sharing of vodka. There would be know friendly teasing and answering of his riddles. He was quickly subdued and found his leg chained to a post, and Kulak Brown stood in the corner, under lantern light, sharpening tools of torture. Lumpen Comrad Chichikov saw only one chance. He was close to an old, rusted, abandoned saw -- a metal saw, well warn and long unused. He waited for Kulak Brown to leave the chamber, perhaps for some of that fine vodka, and he did the only thing he could – he cut off his leg and crawled from Kulak Brown’s farm with a tourniquet above his knee, and the bottom half of his leg still in the Kulak’s chains. And to this day, if a Comrade Bedynak passes poor stumpy Lumpen Comrade Chichikov, limping along the dirty road with his crutch, and asks the Lumpen Comrade a riddle, he will answer in a lusty voice full of song: “I Know no Other Such Land Where a Man Can Breathe so Free!”

  14. 4 out of 5

    Arjhay Serpa Juan (Day & Night Reader)

    4.5 out of 5. Quite enjoy this mini childrens book and I laughed at Nutkin on how he was so annoying to Old Brown the owl. HAHAHAHA! Nutkin at the end learned his lesson.

  15. 4 out of 5

    jacky

    Even though the pictures of all the little red squirrels were very adorable, I pretty much hated this one. It was all little riddles and rhymes and very little plot. Squirrel Nutkin learned this lesson in the end, but I felt like the journey to get to that lesson was odd, too long, and boring. Also, I found it a tiny bit unsettling that squirrels were bring mice as a sacrifice to an owl in a children's book. Even though the pictures of all the little red squirrels were very adorable, I pretty much hated this one. It was all little riddles and rhymes and very little plot. Squirrel Nutkin learned this lesson in the end, but I felt like the journey to get to that lesson was odd, too long, and boring. Also, I found it a tiny bit unsettling that squirrels were bring mice as a sacrifice to an owl in a children's book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Maria Carmo

    Reading Beatrix Potter because I saw the movie about her and was delighted by her sensible delicacy and mixture of imagination and pragmatism. Maria Carmo, Lisbon 2 February 2015.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gerry

    This is a tale about a tail! It is a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel called Nutkin. Nutkin has a brother called Twinkleberry and he also has a great many cousins and they all live in a wood at the edge of a lake, in the middle of which is an island covered with trees and nut bushes. And among the trees there is a hollow oak tree in which an owl named Old Brown lives. One autumn when the nuts are ripe Nutkin and all the other squirrels make little rafts out of twigs and paddle over to O This is a tale about a tail! It is a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel called Nutkin. Nutkin has a brother called Twinkleberry and he also has a great many cousins and they all live in a wood at the edge of a lake, in the middle of which is an island covered with trees and nut bushes. And among the trees there is a hollow oak tree in which an owl named Old Brown lives. One autumn when the nuts are ripe Nutkin and all the other squirrels make little rafts out of twigs and paddle over to Owl Island (sounds like Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five' series!). They each carry with them a little sack and they use their tails as sails. They take presents for Old Brown and Nutkin sings him a riddle, during which he falls asleep! The squirrels fill their sacks with nuts and then return the next day. Once more Old Brown receives presents, once more Nutkin sings him a riddle and once more Old brown ignores him! This exact procedure goes on for a whole week at the end of which, Old Brown, patience at a low ebb, grabs Nutkin and puts him in his waistcoat pocket before taking him into his house. The other squirrels quickly scatter. Old Brown intends to do Nutkin some harm but Nutkin is too quick and escapes. But in the process his tail breaks in two so to this very day if you spot Nutkin up a tree and ask him a riddle, he will always stamp his feet and express his anger at you! A rather sad story for Nutkin but enhanced with Beatrix Potter's usual charming illustrations.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kimberley doruyter

    a tale about a tail. confusing, a little. entertaining absolutly.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Figgy

    Urgh. Reviewed, and then lost it when the page decided to play games! This seemed to have a bit more of a moral to it than the previous book. Before I got to the end of the story, I was thinking it was going to be 3 - 3.5 stars. There were things that sat weirdly with me, such as the wording of the "riddles" which often time seemed to be a bit more of a teasing poem than a riddle, but this could be because the book was published 111 years ago. I'm sure they're more amusing when reading them to a Urgh. Reviewed, and then lost it when the page decided to play games! This seemed to have a bit more of a moral to it than the previous book. Before I got to the end of the story, I was thinking it was going to be 3 - 3.5 stars. There were things that sat weirdly with me, such as the wording of the "riddles" which often time seemed to be a bit more of a teasing poem than a riddle, but this could be because the book was published 111 years ago. I'm sure they're more amusing when reading them to a child, rather than sitting here on the couch, reading them all by my twenty-seven year old self. The other slightly concerning image was that the squirrels kept bringing smaller animals as peace offerings to the owl, so they could collect nuts on his island. This does make sense, because it acknowledges the way the animal kingdom works-that animals eat animals-while making it fanciful and fun for kids, But at the same time would be like me offering up a large dog to a man-eating tiger so that it wouldn't eat me. I certainly wouldn't feel good about it. And all of Beatrix's stories make us see these potential "prey" as individuals, so we can't help but wonder about THOSE mice, or THAT mole the squirrels brought to the owl. But I did love the fact that Old Brown eventually snapped at all of Nutkin's goading.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    I loved naughty Nutkin as a kid. As an adult, I loved the picture but some things bothered me. How exactly were the squirrels acquiring dead moles & mice? Were they hunting? And the idea Old Brown skinning Nutkin- not sure how a child of 5 would respond- would they be upset? Probably a far better story when you are not bound my adult logic!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer B.

    Squirrel Nutkin is absolutely NUTS! I mean both the story and the character. Rodents making pagan offerings of other rodents, and a main character whom is intent on goading the owl, even to his own destruction.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tamarindo

    Hands down my favourite Beatrix Potter. I love the contrast between the obedient, conventional squirrels and the rambunctious, pesky but hilarious Nutkin. The illustrations of Nutkin peering round corners and brazenly teasing the menacing Old Brown are wonderful.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lobstergirl

    I had to read this again after Wendy Doniger called Squirrel Nutkin "a truly sinister theological character." I had to read this again after Wendy Doniger called Squirrel Nutkin "a truly sinister theological character."

  24. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn

    I understand this is supposed to be about respecting your elders, but I feel like this squirrel has a mental disorder.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Zuvich

    Amusing and teaches a good lesson!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ginger

    One of my first audio books from when I was a wee girl. I still remember the story so I would say I liked it then. I may be a bit too afraid to try it again now that I am old and jaded. I may look for my own copy for nostalgia sake.... One of my first audio books from when I was a wee girl. I still remember the story so I would say I liked it then. I may be a bit too afraid to try it again now that I am old and jaded. I may look for my own copy for nostalgia sake....

  27. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Have any of you read The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown? In that book, there are some puzzles and riddles that the main character has to solve. I was able to solve each and every one of the puzzles and riddles, which were laughably easy. I remember snorting with derision that any puzzle easy enough for me was too easy by far. Well, in The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, by Beatrix Potter, the riddles are quite difficult and utterly stumped me. These are riddles with which cheeky and rude Squirrel Nutkin ta Have any of you read The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown? In that book, there are some puzzles and riddles that the main character has to solve. I was able to solve each and every one of the puzzles and riddles, which were laughably easy. I remember snorting with derision that any puzzle easy enough for me was too easy by far. Well, in The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, by Beatrix Potter, the riddles are quite difficult and utterly stumped me. These are riddles with which cheeky and rude Squirrel Nutkin taunts the slow-to-anger owl, Old Brown. On my first read of the book, I had absolutely no idea as to the answer of any of the riddles, and was quite frustrated. By my second read, I realized that the answer to each riddle was written in italics a few sentences away from the riddle. (This is an embarassing admission). Once I figured out that Ms. Potter had obligingly provided me with the answers, I was able to thoroughly enjoy the book, which, like all of Ms. Potter's books I've read, manages to convey volumes, with wit and humor, in beautifully illustrated pictures and a few droll sentences.

  28. 4 out of 5

    GoldGato

    As my local squirrel, Hoffa (he's a union representative for wildlife), wakes me each morning in his never ending acorn escapades, I always think of this book and the little sacks the squirrels carry to gather their harvest. This edition has wonderful drawings by Allen Atkinson who conveys a sense of autumn with many browns and soft lighting. Oh, and Mr. Brown the Owl...he lives in a hollow oak tree with stained glass windows! I want that! The man in the wilderness said to me, How many strawberrie As my local squirrel, Hoffa (he's a union representative for wildlife), wakes me each morning in his never ending acorn escapades, I always think of this book and the little sacks the squirrels carry to gather their harvest. This edition has wonderful drawings by Allen Atkinson who conveys a sense of autumn with many browns and soft lighting. Oh, and Mr. Brown the Owl...he lives in a hollow oak tree with stained glass windows! I want that! The man in the wilderness said to me, How many strawberries grow in the sea? I answered him as I thought good- As many red herrings as grow in the wood. Book Season = Autumn (chestnuts, walnuts, almonds)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Laura (Book Scrounger)

    While not my ultimate favorite Beatrix Potter story, Squirrel Nutkin definitely ranks up there. It was a nice, nostalgic re-read this afternoon. He's really a rather obnoxious character, but "obnoxious" in century-old British feels so much more charming and quaint than it would today. I remember enjoying Nutkin's riddles, at least the few that were explained to me, and the whole arrangement of squirrels presenting an owl with "offerings" every day to be allowed to gather nuts on his island is so While not my ultimate favorite Beatrix Potter story, Squirrel Nutkin definitely ranks up there. It was a nice, nostalgic re-read this afternoon. He's really a rather obnoxious character, but "obnoxious" in century-old British feels so much more charming and quaint than it would today. I remember enjoying Nutkin's riddles, at least the few that were explained to me, and the whole arrangement of squirrels presenting an owl with "offerings" every day to be allowed to gather nuts on his island is so strange and amusing. And in the end, Nutkin learns the painful lesson that being a lazy jerk can cost you something.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Bookish

    I loved this one! Squirrel Nutkin seemed a bit mad ... I'm not sure what was going on there with the taunting and it ended very abruptly but Nutkin's independent streak caught my fancy and as usual, gorgeous illustrations. I loved this one! Squirrel Nutkin seemed a bit mad ... I'm not sure what was going on there with the taunting and it ended very abruptly but Nutkin's independent streak caught my fancy and as usual, gorgeous illustrations.

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