The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903)
Stroll down memory lane with another Beatrix Potter staple – The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin; the famous story of a naughty squirrel who loses his tail. Potter’s lively, humorous writing style, accompanied by her enchanting illustrations, really helps bring the natural world to life and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is a great reminder of her vast creative talents. You’ll join a band of squirrels – naughty Nutkin, his brother, and all their cousins – on their adventure to Owl Island to gather nuts. Hands up if you remember what happens when Old Brown, the terrifying owl guardian, decides he has had enough of Nutkin’s nonsense? Gulp.