If your kids enjoyed Beatrix Potter’s previous book, The Tale of Ginger and Pickles, they are sure to enjoy The Tale Of Mrs. Tittlemouse! Just like her other stories, The Tale Of Mrs. Tittlemouse was written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter herself. It was first published in 1910. and tells the story of Mrs. Tittlemouse who is a very strict little housekeeper!
Mrs.Tittlemouse appeared for the first time in The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies where she saved Benjamin Bunny’s children from Mr. McGregor. Beatrix Potter decided to expand on Mrs. Tittlemouse’s story by giving her her own book. Download The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse here to get to know her a little better.
Title: The Tale Of Mrs. Tittlemouse
Author: Beatrix Potter
Format: A5 PDF
Release Date: 18 November 2005
Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA
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The World Of Peter Rabbit & Friends – The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies & Mrs. Tittlemouse
In this very cute episode of The World Of Peter Rabbit and Friends, the stories of The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse are combined. And If you enjoyed these stories, don’t forget to check out The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes as well!
The Tale Of Mrs. Tittlemouse Summary
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse begins at Mrs. Tittlemouse’s house, an unusual house in a bank underneath the hedge. Mrs. Tittlemouse loved her house and was incredibly tidy and proper so she went out of her way to keep it clean. She was always cleaning, sweeping, and dusting her little house. As she cleaned she would sometimes come across different insects in her house and she would chase them away so they didn’t make her home dirty.
One day Mrs. Tittlemouse went to a storeroom to fetch cherry stones and thistledown seed for her dinner. She thought she could smell honey and she thought she saw little dirty footprints on the floor. All of a sudden she came across Babbitty Bumble, the bumblebee.
Mrs. Tittlemouse was annoyed and wanted to chase her away. She asked why she always came inside and Mrs. Tittlemouse started to get angry. She followed Babbity Bumble when she disappeared into one of the storerooms where acorns had been kept. But all she found was untidy moss inside the storeroom.
Mrs. Tittlemouse pulled at the moss and all of a sudden three or four other bees stuck their heads out of the moss and fiercely buzzed at her. Mrs. Tittlemouse was very angry and vowed to chase them out. She thought about asking her neighbor, Mr Jackson to help her but decided against it because he never wiped his feet!
She decided to leave the bees until she had finished her dinner. When she got back to her parlor she found Mr. Jackson sitting in her small rocking chair with his feet up. He lived in one of the drains below the hedge which was very wet and very dirty.
The two greeted each other and Mrs. Tittlemouse noticed how wet he was. She picked up her mop and tried to dry the floor where the water was dripping off his coat.
He sat for so long that Mrs. Tittlemouse felt obliged to ask him if he would like to stay for dinner. She offered him cherry stones but he said he had no teeth. She offered him thistledown but he blew it all over the room.
He then declared that he would really love some honey! Mrs. Tittlemouse told him that she didn’t have any to which he said that he could smell it and this is why he came to visit. He got up and started looking for the honey in her cupboards. Mrs. Tittlemouse followed him with her cloth, cleaning up his big wet footprints as he walked.
When Mr. Jackson saw that there was no honey in her cupboards he walked down the passage investigating each room as he went. He finally arrived at the storerooms where he also bumped into Babbitty Bumble Bee. He snapped her up and put her down again saying that he didn’t like bumblebees because they were full of bristles. Babbitty Bumble tried to chase him out. Mrs. Tittlemouse went to hide in the nut cellar while Mr. Jackson pulled out the bumblebee’s nests. He didn’t seem to mind being stung!
When Mrs. Tittlemouse finally came out, everyone was gone but her house was in a terrible mess! She collected some twigs to try to close up her front door hoping that Mr. Jackson wouldn’t be able to fit through the door anymore. She wanted to clean her house but she was so tired that she fell asleep.
The next morning she woke up early and began to start cleaning. She cleaned and cleaned for a full fortnight! When she was finally done she decided to throw a party with a few other little mice but she didn’t invite Mr. Jackson.
He however smelt that they were having a party but he couldn’t squeeze through her door to join them. So the mice handed him acorn cups filled with honeydew through the window. He sat outside the window and enjoyed his honeydew and was not at all offended that he wasn’t invited in!
The Tale Of Mrs. Tittlemouse is another of Beatrix Potter’s children’s bedtime stories that is said to touch on Beatrix Potter’s own need for cleanliness and tidiness. This book was praised for its beautiful insect pictures and illustrations. Download The Tale Of Mrs. Tittlemouse PDF book here to share with your kids.