, Potter's adolescence was a quiet as her childhood. Poor Mrs. Tittlemouse wonders if her home will ever be tidy again, but after a good night's sleep, she gives her house a fortnight's spring cleaning, polishes her little tin spoons, and holds a party for her friends. On 25 August, Potter's fiancé and editor Norman Warne died suddenly; she became very depressed and was ill for many weeks, but rallied to complete the last few tales she had planned or discussed with him.. " Potter argued for the generic term "slaters" for the woodlice, but was overruled. 4.7 out of 5.  In the case of Mrs. Tittlemouse, Potter wrote the tale in a small leather-covered notebook 150 by 85 millimetres (5.9 in × 3.3 in) with twenty-one pages of text and eight watercolours as a New Year's gift for Warne's youngest daughter, Nellie. Once upon a time there was a wood mouse, and her name was Mrs. Tittlemouse. Once upon a time there was a wood-mouse, and her name was Mrs. Tittlemouse. The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies is the fourteenth book in Beatrix Potter's famous series of 23 little children's books, which are mainly about animals.  She wanted to lead a useful life independent of her parents and considered a career in mycology, but the all-male scientific community regarded her as an amateur and she abandoned fungi. Out of 6,028,151 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Tittlemouse was not present. , Potter intended to follow Mrs. Tittlemouse with a tale about a pig in a large format book similar to the original Ginger and Pickles. Mrs. Tittlemouse had eaten the acorns before Christmas; the storeroomought to have been empty. Mrs. Tittlemouse is concerned as much about middle class proprieties as the dolls Lucinda and Jane in The Tale of Two Bad Mice but, in Mrs. Tittlemouse, Potter is on the side of the invaded rather than the invaders, who are purely animals with no human characteristics. This is the first time Mrs. Tittlemouse has featured on an official UK coin and she takes centre stage. There were yards and yards of sandy passages, leading to storerooms and nut-cellars and seed-cellars, all amongst the roots of the hedge. , Ruth K. MacDonald of the New Mexico State University writes in Beatrix Potter (1986) that the tale is about housekeeping and dealing with insect pests in the home, and points out that it reflects Potter's pride and pleasure in keeping her house at Hill Top tidy. The rabbit family (Benjamin, Flopsy, and the Flopsy bunnies) fill the sack with rotten vegetables … But it was full of untidy dry moss. Once upon a time there was a wood-mouse, and her name was Mrs. Tittlemouse. , The English language editions of Potter's books still bore the Frederick Warne imprint in 2010, despite the company being sold to Penguin Books in 1983. A very good copy of the first issue bound in the cream boards. The coin features an illustration of Mrs Tittlemouse, a super tidy mouse who liked to con… ONCE upon a time there was a wood-mouse, and her name was Mrs. Tittlemouse. Tittlemouse!" Little Tommy Tittlemouse. ... First she offered him cherry-stones. She lived in a bank under a hedge. Mr. Jackson attends but is forced to sit outside because Mrs. Tittlemouse has narrowed her door. Although the house is her own, she has no control over who inhabits it: she finds bees nesting in an empty storeroom and woodlice hiding in the plate rack. In the last illustration, she is wearing a cloak and hood, and a muff and mittens fashioned from the wool. Mrs. Tittlemouse was a character in a 1971 ballet film and her tale was adapted to an animated television series in 1992. She lived in a bank under a hedge. , The nature artist and the fantasy artist in Potter are at odds: the mouse, the toad, and the insects share the same habitat but there seems no logical reason for the mouse and the toad to be humanised while the insects remain their natural selves.