Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Complete breakdown: Beatrix Potter Book Set

Let's start this little side series off right.  Everyone, but everyone, who has any sort of inclination towards children or children's books should have a set of Beatrix Potter stories.  You should (my opinion) own the set that has each little book as it's individual self in hard cover.  Children love nothing more than to pull a small hard bound book out of a little box and read about an English countryside world of little animals painted with dreamy watercolors.   You should not: buy this as one book, invest in the paperback set, or get any sort of watered down story versions as publishers are wont to do now and then with things like Winnie The Pooh and Dr. Seuss.  If you're going to have the set, consider it as a library investment and put in the dues (or receive it as a high school graduation gift as I did). Mine comes in a lovely sturdy box with fold out front doors and pictures all around it.  I highly recommend it and will link to it below.

There are so many little stories in this set that I have decided to do a little segment on each one so that you can understand them as themselves as well as the set.  Indeed some of them are not as child-friendly as one might hope and so there are some that are better to begin with than others.  I have listed all 23 titles below so that if you are planning on buying these on an installment plan you can know that there are 23 titles and that these are they.  And on we go.

We will start with Book 1 on the next post.

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 Puddleduck
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 Nursey Rhymes


  1. I love how your way with words and {very strong} opinion can't help but come through on your blog posts. ;) Well done....I am convinced!

  2. 23 votes for buying the real set as you recommend. Those who only know the Peter story are missing out