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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 terrifying owl guardian of the island decides he has had enough of silly Nutkin's cheekiness! Ouch!! Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit , published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood. With revenue from the sales of her books, Beatrix Potter bought a farm - Hill Top - in the English Lake District, where she later became a farmer and prize-winning sheep breeder. She launched the now vast merchandise programme by patenting the very first Peter Rabbit doll in 1903. The product range continues to grow today with licences around the world including baby clothing and bedding, nursery decor products and collectables. Upon her death, Beatrix Potter left 14 farms and over 4000 acres of Lake District farmland to the National Trust so that the place that she loved would remain undeveloped and protected for future generations to enjoy. Today Beatrix Potter's original 23 tales are still published by Frederick Warne, alongside a wide range of other formats including baby books, activity books and gift and sound books. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is number two in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books. Look out for the rest! 1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
3 The Tailor of Gloucester
4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice
6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
8 The Tale of Tom Kitten
9 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
10 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
11 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
12 The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
13 The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
14 The Tale of Mr. Tod
15 The Tale of Pigling Bland
16 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
17 The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan
18 The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
19 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
20 The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
21 The Story of Miss Moppet
22 Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
23 Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

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9780723247715
  • ISBN: 9780723247715
  • Pub Date: 4th March 2002
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Warne
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 64

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4th March '16
Piglet read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
"This is a tale about a tail...", and so starts this classic story. As ever with a Beatrix Potter book, there is something quite delightful about the characters she creates. Squirrel Nutkin is a mischievous creature who has no respect for the owl who must give him and his friends permission to look for nuts. My children love these books for their pictures of animals in clothes and for the old fashioned words in the stories. They are always curious to find out what they mean. 
17th October '16
I read it to Eloise aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Adore Beatrix Potter's books and this one is no exception. This tale is about a squirrel who learns a life lesson about his tail. The illustrations are what make this book all the better
21st August '16
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
Squirrel Nutkin is a cheeky squirrel who pushes his luck once too often with Old Brown the owl.... at the cost of his tail. My daughter is very attached to Nutkin from the Cbeebies adaption - where you feel he's mischievous but not in a malevolent way... whereas in the book his continued deliberate provocation of the Owl seems more mean spirited. The absence of Felix (the stooge squirrel character in the TV programme - does all the work and gets bossed around by Nukin) bothered my daughter. I was surprised that this was not a bigger hit with our 3 yr old - but perhaps the divergence between the original and adaption impacts her appetite.... I can understand it having less appeal that Peter Rabbit / Jemima etc.. 
16th September '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
I love this tale of squirrel nutkin and autumn, Its my favourite season and right on cue for September. Lovely short tale for sophie to fall asleep too.
21st March '17
I read it to Soopa aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
We love the Beatrix Potter series and this book reminds me why we are so affectionate towards it - as despite some talk of skinning a squirrel, and said squirrel losing a tail, it is still a sweet and affectionate tale. Squirrel Nutkin is fully of fun and cheekiness and is a little bit too impatient with Old Brown the Owl and that's what leads to the unpleasant ending. But because the story is about animals which are appealing and the language is so old-fashioned and wonderful there is a sense of the whimsical about it which means that the threat from the owl does not seem real of frightening to little ones reading it.
31st March '18
I read it to Frey aged 3 aged 3
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3 stars
A classic story from the world of Beatrix Potter, we follow endearing Squirrel Nutkin and the tale about his tail. Great characters and story which appears light hearted, even though the outcome could be seen as quite frightening for some. 
I perhaps read this book a little to early for my 3 year old as she seemed a bit disinterested with the story although loved the pictures. The language was a bit difficult to read, which was a shame as Peter Rabbit was so easy but we will return to it in a couple of years to see if her opinions changed.
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Beatrix Potter Biography
Beatrix Potter (full name Helen Beatrix Potter) was a British writer and illustrator best known for her world-famous stories in The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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