Third in the third series by Albert, we once again visit Beatrix Potter's farm that serves as her refuge from her parents and London society. As before, there are several mysteries woven into the plot, while several of them are amongst the many animals that are known to populate Potter's fictional children's books. Upon Beatrix's arrival to the Lake District, her farm has been overrun with rats. Beatrix soon manages to employ several cats to assist in the problem, but she is unwittingly helped by an unknown resident of her farm, who then has to take care of the cat problem once the rat problem has been addressed. The animal denizens and their lives are just as interesting as the humans in Albert's Cottage Tales series - and Beatrix is a character that readers will come to love and respect just as the villagers have, using her observational abilities to assist in many ways without intruding upon the privacy of others.