The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

by Beatrix Potter

Hardcover, 1992



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Frederick Warne (1992), 59 pages


Lucie visits the laundry of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, a hedgehog, and finds her lost handkerchiefs.

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LibraryThing member lisa211
Lucy is a human character introduced to the Peter Rabbit series, has a bad habit of losing her pocket-handkerchiefs and this time she lost 3. She search for it high and low but couldn't find them anywhere. But what she found something else in the hills while searching and it is a door going
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straight into the hill.

There, she meets an intriguing character with "hairpins" sticking out of her back who calls herself Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, who happens to be a washerwomen for all of the other animals. Turned out her missing hankies and pinny are being wash by Mrs Tiggy-Winkle.

This is an interesting book and my favorite part is the ever so questions answered with "it you please'em". Beautiful colourful illustration to enjoy. Weird storyline though but it's an interesting non the less. Kids owuld enjoy this with an awe. Not a keeper but it's a good read.
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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
A little girl named Lucie has lost three pocket-handkerchiefs, and her search brings her to the home of a little hedgehog named Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle has washed them and done the laundry for many other Beatrix Potter characters. At the end of the story Lucie discovers that Mrs.
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Tiggy-Winkle is a hedgehog, and others accuse her of dreaming.
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LibraryThing member beckyhill
Lucie's lost hankerchiefs turn up in the home of a hedgehog, though Lucie isn't sure if she dreamed it all or not. Lucie is a good representation of the average child, always losing things and very inquisitive, while Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is very kind and gentle for being so prickly. The plot isn't too
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exciting, but finding out at the end that Lucie had fallen asleep makes the reader wonder if it really happened or not, which is good for a child's imagination. The illustrations all complement the story very well. It is another classic by Beatrix Potter, and would be included in my collection.
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LibraryThing member ChristineRobinson
I found this book to be elegant and delicate in both its appearance and its content. The illustrations are also refined and give one the sense of being dainty. The story is fanciful and leads the reader on an unexpected journey to meet the animals’ washerwoman. It is a lovely read aloud, but is
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quite text heavy, written with old language norms and so requires a certian dedication for a young reader to understand.
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LibraryThing member benuathanasia
My favorite of the Peter Rabbit books. I like how many of the other books are tied into this one.
LibraryThing member LinneaWarner
This book is about a little girl who keeps losing her pocket-handkerchiefs and soon realizes that it was an old woman, who is actually a hedgehog. I enjoyed this book because it I votes children to use their imagination. I would recommend this book for grades K-2.
LibraryThing member JillSmith23
This book is a classic that is written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. Children will love the illustrations and the cute story. This book is appropriate for young children.
LibraryThing member dukefan86
This is a delightful story about little Lucie's search for her hankies. She asks several other animals before she spends time with the cute Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle! One of the delights of this story is the appearance of several other famous Beatrix Potter characters. Love the illustrations, too!
LibraryThing member AliceAnna
Really seems to lack something that good children's books have. Too white bread or something.
LibraryThing member lauraleerose
This book was not as engaging as I thought it would be. The storyline was cute, but not one that pulls your interest right in. The imagery and descriptive words were great though, I loved that I could picture exactly what the characters were doing even without looking at the illustrations.
LibraryThing member barquist
One of my favorite stories from Beatrix Potter when I was growing up. This tale is one of the only stories she writes which leaves the reader in a totally imaginative state as Miss Tiggy-Winkle transforms into a hedgehog at the end but leaves all of her hard work behind for Lucie to wonder what
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actually happened.... Fun story to use if you you are wanting to engage the young mind in conversations of magic and possibilities.
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LibraryThing member pathogenik
This was quite a fun and imaginative story. I loved it! I borrowed it from my lovely student :)
LibraryThing member MrsLee
A sweet tale of the woes of a laundress and her dedication. Also perhaps, of the imaginations of a child as she observes woodland creatures.

This book has always transported me back to my childhood; my wanderings and wonderings about the critters I discovered.
LibraryThing member jon1lambert
Until recently I had never read a Beatrix Potter book. I did not know that Mrs Tiggy-Winkle was a hedgehog who did ironing. I did not know what a 'clear-starcher' was. To be acquainted with the characters and words such as 'goffered' in this miniature edition was a delight. Sadly the enemies of
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books have been at it - the sticky price label and gift aid sticker could not be removed without severe damage to the front cover.
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