Thursday, November 18, 2010

Poor Beasties

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.
~ W. C. Fields


Mice in Council
by Katsushika Hokusai

Guardians of Day and Night
from the Han Dynasty

Paper Rat
by Eric Joisel

Mouse Reading the Newspaper
by Beatrix Potter

Golden Rat of Hamelin (Germany)

Ratty and Mole
from The Wind in the Willows

In The Abbey Library
by David Elliot, an illustrator for the Redwall series (these rodents like to cook!)

From Real Nature Stories
illustrated by Vera E. Stone and Milo Winter

Links:
* I'm not sure who did the Ratty and Mole illustration. The Wikipedia list of Wind in the Willows illustrators is pretty long!
* The post title is from Robert Burns' To a Mouse
* Large Mouse in a Fashionable Coat
* Poor dormouse (which I think is from this book)
* Rat meets Koi, part of the MacRatGhost series
* A favorite mouse: Sorcerer's Apprentice lesson plans
* Ratku (rat + haiku)
* The Science of Fairy Tales - Hamelin's Rat Problem Then & Now
* An art nouveau The Pied Piper Pour Femme

2 comments:

Toby Speed said...

Love your rats and mousies today, Tabatha. I hope someone is able to say who did the illustration from Wind in the Willows. That drawing alone makes me want to reread this old favorite.

Objects May Appear Closer said...

Loved the rodent theme today...especially liked the Golden Rat of Hamelin.

P.S. Our cats loved it, too. ;-)