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What is your favourite Beatrix Potter book? - Choose from -

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903)
The Tailor of Gloucester (1903)
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904)
The Tale of Two Bad Mice (1904)
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (1905)
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan (1905)
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1906)
The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit (1906)
The Story of Miss Moppet (1906)
The Tale of Tom Kitten (1907)
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (1908)
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, The Roly-Poly Pudding (1908)
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909)
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles (1909)
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (1910)
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (1911)
The Tale of Mr. Tod (1912)
The Tale of Pigling Bland (1913)
Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes (1917)
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse (1918)
Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes (1922)
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

Oh go on then - you can have THREE!

This is hard for me to choose - but I'm going for

1. Mrs Tiggwinkle - favourite!
2. Two Bad Mice
3. Samuel Whiskers

Posted at 7th Mar 2012 - 12:58PM   Posted by Faith   Favourite The tale of... Comments: 12

Fennie's Avatar Would you believe that only yesterday I was quoting Beatrix Potter?

Really I like them all. My favourite, I suspect, will be the book I read last. But I have always loved the longer tales - The Tailor of Gloucester and Pigling Bland (with its mythical confection of 'conversation peppermints') Mrs Tittlemouse is a fine book - Tiddly, Widdly, Widdly - and of course so is Peter Rabbit, which most people read first. And Tiggywinkle with its gophering irons - but Tiggywinkle has a most unsatisfactory ending. The illusion is deliberately broken.

Ginger and Pickles ought to be required reading for Chancellors of the Exchequer. Maybe someone ought to have bought a copy for the Treasury a few years ago.

BTW - glad you like ceilings. Maybe it's a Taurean thing!

Posted by: Fennie on 7th Mar 2012 at 01:11PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Peter Rabbit definitely, as Fennie said it's my first book so will always be my favourite.
Two bad mice is another favourite though I suspect from the Ballet version more than the book.
Lastly probably Jemima Puddleduck, a salutory tale to all young girls and should be compulsory reading in guidance class (aka sex education).
Haven't read them for a while...must rectify that.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 7th Mar 2012 at 01:50PM

Ivy's Avatar Goodnes! for a moment I thought that was the choice list for the book-club!Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Ivy on 7th Mar 2012 at 02:18PM

Jaynebeth's Avatar Tailor of Gloucester Very Happy (absolute fave)
then, Jemima Puddleduck
and lastly, Peter Rabbit

There was a question on Pointless a couple of days ago - name Beatrix Potter characters who's name is in the title. Winning answer had to be one nobody else had thought of (obviously everybody mentioned Peter Rabbit - more people could name him than could name Tony Blair as a previous prime minister).

Anyone have any thoughts as to which answers were pointless?

I'll update you tomorrow

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 7th Mar 2012 at 02:56PM

Inthemud's Avatar The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Though Peter Rabbit joint third, biut I was afraid of Mr McGregor

My children have the box set and I loved reading them all over again to them, will now start reading to grandchildren! Timeless stories.

Posted by: Inthemud on 7th Mar 2012 at 04:16PM

KitKatCot's Avatar Ooops, have to admit having never read any of them. I obviously had a deprived childhoodSad

Posted by: KitKatCot on 7th Mar 2012 at 06:27PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Peter Rabbit has to be my first choice - read first, first to the children and the most magical because there were rabbits about and we had a wall garden.
The Taylor of Gloucester
Mr Jeremy Fisher.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 7th Mar 2012 at 06:50PM

Faith's Avatar Ooh, Kitkat, really? Well what a treat in store for you! They are charming little stories and beautifully illustrated.

Posted by: Faith on 7th Mar 2012 at 07:28PM

Ivy's Avatar
KitKatCot said:
Ooops, have to admit having never read any of them. I obviously had a deprived childhoodSad

I only read some as an adult ( to my kids)

Posted by: Ivy on 7th Mar 2012 at 08:26PM

Irish Eyes's Avatar Peter Rabbit was the first book I actually learned to read from myself. Spent 18 months in bed as a child with measles followed by mumps followed by pneumonia and after all that Primary TB. Survived the lot and 5/6th birthdays in bed and all with the help of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter. After that it has to be Mrs Tiggy-winkle and the Flopsy Bunnies. Where would we be without BP? My two girls are still huge fans.

Vote Peter Rabbit for Prime Minister of any Country!Very HappySmileShockedLaughingBlink

Posted by: Irish Eyes on 7th Mar 2012 at 09:04PM

Camilla's Avatar I so love these books by Beatrix Potter, my son bought the complete set of them for my grandchildren when they were small. I am sure that he will now get them for his little granddaughter to read when she is a little older.

Peter Rabbit is my first choice, followed by Jemima Puddleduck, then last choice Jeremy Fisher, although I adore them all.!

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Mar 2012 at 01:19AM

Camilla's Avatar Er, that should read. my son will now get them for his little daughter, (not granddaughter).! heck... I am making him older than his is.Smile

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Mar 2012 at 01:20AM

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