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The Tale of Two Bad Miceby Beatrix Potter
Everybody knows about mischievous Peter Rabbit, but have you heard of Hunca Munca and Tom Thumb? Here they are, two "bad" mice who try to get a free meal in a beautiful doll house. But when the food turns out to be fake, their frustration knows no bounds — a feeling any child will recognize! Beatrix Potter's illustrations are always delightful, and The Tale of Two Bad Mice is so much fun to read aloud.
A charming and beautifully illustrated classic. First published in 1904, this is the fifth of Potter's animal series. Hunca Munca and Tom Thumb are very naughty mice that pull a B & E, steal some lovely furnishings for their nest, and wreack havoc on poor Lucinda and Jane's doll house! I especially like the illustration of Tom Thumb so frustrated that the doll's food isn't real that he smashes it with the fire tongs!
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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.
Beatrix Potter used her own two pet mice, Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca, as models for the principal characters in this classic story. The doll's house belonged to a little girl she knew but that story of what happens when two mischievous mice invade an elegant doll's house is entirely imaginary.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Tales of Peter Rabbit, Frederick Werne proudly announces all 23 of Beatrix Potter's original tales are now available in these special editions, which take the very first printings of Potter's works as their guide, and introduces favorite characters to a new generation. Full-color illustrations.
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