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The Story of Miss Moppet

Beatrix Potter

Book Overview: 

Miss Moppet, the story's eponymous main character, is a kitten teased by a mouse. While pursuing him she bumps her head on a cupboard. She then wraps a duster about her head, and sits before the fire "looking very ill". The curious mouse creeps closer, is captured, "and because the Mouse has teased Miss Moppet—Miss Moppet thinks she will tease the Mouse; which is not at all nice of Miss Moppet". She ties him up in the duster and tosses him about. However, the mouse makes his escape, and once safely out of reach, dances a jig atop the cupboard.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .This is the Mouse peeping out behind the cupboard, and making fun of Miss Moppet. He is not afraid of a kitten. This is Miss Moppet jumping just too late; she misses the Mouse and hits her own head. She thinks it is a very hard cupboard! The Mouse watches Miss Moppet from the top of the cupboard. Miss Moppet ties up her head in a duster, and sits before the fire.. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Reminded me of Tom and Jerry. Haha.

Es una pena que sea tan breve, pero tiene algo de original siendo un tema tan trillado la enemistad del gato y el ratón.
Como todos los cuentos de la autora que he leído resulta muy apropiado para niños, para fomentar su curiosidad por la historia y los diversos animales. Las ilustraciones, también c

Unlike the previous story about the naughty little bunny, I wasn't quite feeling this one. Beatrix nails the cruelty of cats quite well, but it doesn't have any charm, or much darkness, of any of the cute I've come to expect and love from Beatrix.

Her illustrations remain charming as ever, though.

Stunning reversals, a death-defying escape, and cute illustrations. It's short AND it puts my girl to sleep

Excellent one for kids who just started to read. Short sentences and easy words. lovely illustrations, as usual.

it was super cute watching the pictures going on and liked the story super adorable, the tale is super short but so appealing, every kid will love it.

Not unlike tom and jerry, haha. Reading a lot of Beatrix today.

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