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Summary

Tumtum and Nutmeg is the first of a series of children's books by author Emily Bearn. The book is about Mr and Mrs Nutmouse who live in Nutmouse Hall, situated within the broom cupboard of Rose Cottage. Tumtum and Nutmeg have a wonderful life but the children who live in Rose Cottage, Arthur and Lucy, are miserable. So, one day Tumtum and Nutmeg decide to cheer them up.

©2008 Emily Bearn (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A real gem

What made the experience of listening to Tumtum and Nutmeg the most enjoyable?

Bill Wallis' narration makes this one of those books you could happily fall asleep to. His voice just washes over you like a gently babbling brook and lulls you into a super relaxed state. He has a lovely west country lilt which just suits these two little mice and it doesn't take long to build a real rapport with the story. Such a shame other narrators don't have these skills.

What other book might you compare Tumtum and Nutmeg to, and why?

Tumtum and Nutmeg falls into that category of stories about animals who have human qualities, so fits well with Mouse and Mole (Joyce Dunbar). Is it on a par with Pooh? I'm not sure.

Which character – as performed by Bill Wallis – was your favourite?

They're all good. Very sensitively delivered.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I suppose so, but it's just as well rationed out chapter by chapter.

Any additional comments?

Hooray! :-)

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  • Y. Pavlenko
  • 23-08-17

Enjoyable!

Couldn't wait to hear the end! My daughter and I listened to it all in one day. The reader makes the story come to life.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-08-17

Delightful! Shared with my 7 yr old

My son and I laughed aloud as the story unfolded. Great performance and story. Will be looking for other stories in the series

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  • Amber
  • 09-08-17

Beautifully written and performed!

I feel in love with the characters from the very first chapter. The narrator performs the story so well... it is captivating. I would recommend this book to anyone, young and old, who loves a heart warming tale.

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  • Auntie Reader
  • 04-08-17

A Delightful New Series

What did you love best about Tumtum and Nutmeg?

They are so cute and real..Nutmeg off in the kitchen and bustling round, and Tum Tum off in the library reading (and their nicknames for each other. I especially like the reference of Tum Tum's "tum"

The Story was a page turner but what surprised me is that I liked so much the terrible Aunty! She made me giggle a lot. It could have been horrifying (and was a bit) but she is so over the top you end of loving to hate her!

This will be a book fun to read over again

What other book might you compare Tumtum and Nutmeg to and why?

I dislike comparing books; apples are apples and oranges are oranges. But if you like anthropomorphic stories, you would probably like "The Wind in the Willows", which of course IS a classic, but for much more distant generation.

Have you listened to any of Bill Wallis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't but I quite like his dialect and think it suits the story to a T.

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  • Ford Academy
  • 15-09-17

best mouse story ever!:)

pic if it can't wait for the next one in the series super excited to see what is in store for nutmouse Hall and Nutmeg and tumtum

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-17

Great narrator and story!

My kindergartener, 3rd grader and I listened to Tumtum and Nutmeg on our morning and evening commute in the car. WE ALL LOVED IT!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-17

Cute book

It is a fun story, my kids enjoyed it greatly. The reader was delightful as well.

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  • Jennifer Thiessen
  • 08-06-18

Bad.

I really didn't like this book very much, and plus the part when the mouse gets poisoned I hated. And, I just think its really boring.

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  • Jessica - KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co
  • 13-02-18

Magical

This book was such a joyful experience! I have always had a soft spot for stories about mice. Fido from An American Tail is largely to blame.

I thought that the plot was sweet and clever, while a bit reminiscent of The Elves And The Shoemaker, still, it holds it's own.

Bill Wallis is now a favorite narrator. He is sweet and provides just the right amount of whimsy.

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  • Amber McLean
  • 28-01-18

I love this book

I love Nutmeg talking with Mr. and Mrs. March Mouse and I love Tum Tum