Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Tale of Two Bad Mice

I recently received a care package from my mom.  Don't you just love care packages?  And don't you love that I am still getting them as a 27-year-old married woman?

The package contained a small book: The Tale of Two Bad Mice

On the inside of the cover is a cute, awkward scrawl of the name "Merry".  All of the letters (except the 'e') are pretty lopsided.  I wonder how old I was when I put my name in this book.

The Tale of Two Bad Mice was written by Beatrix Potter.  I love her stories.  The first was The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which was her big start, and then she wrote 22 more "tales" that are part of the Peter Rabbit Books.  She wrote other books outside this series as well..  Our family just had 11 of them.  The ones we had were:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Two Bad Mice
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

Somehow all of the other books that we had have gone missing or been destroyed.  But I'm glad that my mom sent me  The Tale of Two Bad Mice.  It brought back such good memories and I immediately sat down and read it to Dave!  And when we have children, I think I'll want to get the rest of the books again.  Also, I just recently heard about the movie about Beatrix Potter, called Miss Potter.  Have any of you seen it?  It looks interesting and I might watch it sometime soon.


  1. Yes, I saw Miss Potter, and I really liked it! (And what a fun care package! Moms are so great.)

  2. Miss Potter is an EXCELLENT movie. So well done. You should see it for sure.

  3. How FUN! Care packages are the best! Your Mom is adorable for sending them! I haven't seen Miss Potter either, let me know if you like it. :) And you are the best! I love reading all your comments on my blog! You make me feel so special! Love ya and miss you!

  4. I also have seen the movie, and would recommend it. Benjamin thought it was pretty good, too, so Maybe Dave will join you for it. I haven't read many of her books, but I always thought the story of Jemima Puddle Duck was a little sad, that in the end, she lost her eggs to the puppies that rescued her...but I suppose it still teaches a lesson. I hope you enjoy rediscovering the stories!