The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. Beatrix Potter's famous tale of a naughty squirrel who loses his tail is as popular today as it was when it was first published over 100 years ago. Join Nutkin, his brother Twinkleberry and all his cousins as they make their way over to Owl Island to gather nuts. See what happens when Old Brown, the terri The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. Beatrix Potter's famous tale of a naughty sq...

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Title:The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Author:Beatrix Potter
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:58 pages pages

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin Reviews

  • jacky
    Feb 04, 2010

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

  • babyhippoface
    Feb 12, 2013

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

  • Brad
    Jan 05, 2012

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

  • Stephanie
    May 13, 2009

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

  • Annet
    Jan 01, 2017

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

  • Wanda
    Jan 30, 2017

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

    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 con...

    Cautionary tale, well told. ...

    Most of his friends are busy gathering nuts but Squirrel Nutkin can't resist teasing Mr. Owl. Beautifully illustrated, cute story. ...

  • Manny
    Apr 28, 2017

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

  • Lobstergirl
    Oct 23, 2013

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

    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 con...

    Cautionary tale, well told. ...

    Most of his friends are busy gathering nuts but Squirrel Nutkin can't resist teasing Mr. Owl. Beautifully illustrated, cute story. ...

    A song and dance is no replacement for respectful hard work. Was hoping to read more about the delightfully named "Twinkleberry." ...

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

  • Ivan
    Oct 01, 2012

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

    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 con...

    Cautionary tale, well told. ...

  • Maria Carmo
    Feb 02, 2015

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Leigha
    Sep 07, 2017

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

    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 con...

    Cautionary tale, well told. ...

    Most of his friends are busy gathering nuts but Squirrel Nutkin can't resist teasing Mr. Owl. Beautifully illustrated, cute story. ...

    A song and dance is no replacement for respectful hard work. Was hoping to read more about the delightfully named "Twinkleberry." ...

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

    I bought the original edition of this story, I have an interest in squirrels and I absolutely love the illustations from front to back! The story was short and sweet and about a mischievous squirrel called Nutkin and his friends visiting Owl Island to collect nuts and this is where Old...

    Ages: 5 - 8 **Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your ...

    I decided to do some rereads of Beatrix Potter. I loved them as a child, and still enjoy them as an adult. ...

  • Evelyn
    Dec 18, 2017

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

  • Spencer Orey
    Nov 18, 2018

    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 wo...

    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 love...

  • Joey Woolfardis
    Apr 20, 2019

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

  • Figgy
    Jan 29, 2014

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Roberta
    Apr 20, 2017

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

    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 con...

    Cautionary tale, well told. ...

    Most of his friends are busy gathering nuts but Squirrel Nutkin can't resist teasing Mr. Owl. Beautifully illustrated, cute story. ...

    A song and dance is no replacement for respectful hard work. Was hoping to read more about the delightfully named "Twinkleberry." ...

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

    I bought the original edition of this story, I have an interest in squirrels and I absolutely love the illustations from front to back! The story was short and sweet and about a mischievous squirrel called Nutkin and his friends visiting Owl Island to collect nuts and this is where Old...

    Ages: 5 - 8 **Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your ...

    I decided to do some rereads of Beatrix Potter. I loved them as a child, and still enjoy them as an adult. ...

    Squirrel Nutkin is completely bonkers! =D hahaha! ...

    Love Ms. Potter's work... writing, illustrating, imagining and most importantly, sharing! ...

  • GoldGato
    Oct 14, 2013

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

    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 con...

  • Lisa
    Jun 08, 2013

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

  • Vaishali
    Jul 09, 2016

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

    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 con...

    Cautionary tale, well told. ...

    Most of his friends are busy gathering nuts but Squirrel Nutkin can't resist teasing Mr. Owl. Beautifully illustrated, cute story. ...

    A song and dance is no replacement for respectful hard work. Was hoping to read more about the delightfully named "Twinkleberry." ...

  • Calista
    Jun 26, 2017

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

  • Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
    Dec 12, 2017

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

  • Kimberley doruyter
    Oct 06, 2013

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

  • Zulekha Saqib
    Oct 10, 2018

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

    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 con...

    Cautionary tale, well told. ...

    Most of his friends are busy gathering nuts but Squirrel Nutkin can't resist teasing Mr. Owl. Beautifully illustrated, cute story. ...

    A song and dance is no replacement for respectful hard work. Was hoping to read more about the delightfully named "Twinkleberry." ...

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

    I bought the original edition of this story, I have an interest in squirrels and I absolutely love the illustations from front to back! The story was short and sweet and about a mischievous squirrel called Nutkin and his friends visiting Owl Island to collect nuts and this is where Old...

    Ages: 5 - 8 **Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your ...

    I decided to do some rereads of Beatrix Potter. I loved them as a child, and still enjoy them as an adult. ...

    Squirrel Nutkin is completely bonkers! =D hahaha! ...

  • Jo
    Jan 22, 2019

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

  • Emily Turner
    Aug 11, 2018

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

    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 con...

    Cautionary tale, well told. ...

    Most of his friends are busy gathering nuts but Squirrel Nutkin can't resist teasing Mr. Owl. Beautifully illustrated, cute story. ...

    A song and dance is no replacement for respectful hard work. Was hoping to read more about the delightfully named "Twinkleberry." ...

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

    I bought the original edition of this story, I have an interest in squirrels and I absolutely love the illustations from front to back! The story was short and sweet and about a mischievous squirrel called Nutkin and his friends visiting Owl Island to collect nuts and this is where Old...

  • Laura (Book Scrounger)
    Sep 22, 2017

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

  • Jennifer B.
    May 01, 2018

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • Sheri
    Jan 06, 2019

    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 wo...

  • Luisa Knight
    Aug 19, 2018

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

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

    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 e...

    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. ...

    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 con...

    Cautionary tale, well told. ...

    Most of his friends are busy gathering nuts but Squirrel Nutkin can't resist teasing Mr. Owl. Beautifully illustrated, cute story. ...

    A song and dance is no replacement for respectful hard work. Was hoping to read more about the delightfully named "Twinkleberry." ...

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

    I bought the original edition of this story, I have an interest in squirrels and I absolutely love the illustations from front to back! The story was short and sweet and about a mischievous squirrel called Nutkin and his friends visiting Owl Island to collect nuts and this is where Old...

    Ages: 5 - 8 **Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your ...

  • Tamarindo
    Aug 29, 2018

    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 wo...

    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 love...

    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' wh...

    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 i...

    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....

    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 bo...

    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, s...

    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 e...

    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 ...

    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 field...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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? Proba...

    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. ...