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The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle was first published in 1905, and is as charming today as it was then. It tells the tale of a hidden home high in the hills. It is discovered one day by a little girl called Lucie, who is in search of her missing pocket handkerchiefs. She knocks on the tiny door, and meets Mrs Tiggy-winkle who does all the washing and ironing for the neighbouring animals. Lucie spends a lovely day helping her, and it's only right at the end of the day that she realises Mrs Tiggy-winkle is a hedgehog! Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit , published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood. With revenue from the sales of her books, Beatrix Potter bought a farm - Hill Top - in the English Lake District, where she later became a farmer and prize-winning sheep breeder. She launched the now vast merchandise programme by patenting the very first Peter Rabbit doll in 1903. The product range continues to grow today with licences around the world including baby clothing and bedding, nursery decor products and collectables. Upon her death, Beatrix Potter left 14 farms and over 4000 acres of Lake District farmland to the National Trust so that the place that she loved would remain undeveloped and protected for future generations to enjoy. Today Beatrix Potter's original 23 tales are still published by Frederick Warne, alongside a wide range of other formats including baby books, activity books and gift and sound books. The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle is number six in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books. Look out for the rest! 1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
3 The Tailor of Gloucester
4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice
6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
8 The Tale of Tom Kitten
9 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
10 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
11 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
12 The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
13 The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
14 The Tale of Mr. Tod
15 The Tale of Pigling Bland
16 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
17 The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan
18 The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
19 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
20 The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
21 The Story of Miss Moppet
22 Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
23 Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

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9780723247753
  • ISBN: 9780723247753
  • Pub Date: 4th March 2002
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Warne
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 64

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7th December '16
I read it to Soopa aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
When I originally read this book to my little girl she wasn't that interested but we picked up again one day when she was poorly and we read it cuddled up together and we got really into it reading it a few times.  i think it worked because Mrs Tiggywinkle is such a lovely, comforting character.  Now when we're out in the garden and the park we look under bushes for Mrs Tiggywinkle.  It's such a lovely word to say!
16th September '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Sophie cuddled her mrs Tiggy winkles toy when we read this together. She loved lisetening to all the voices and sat and listerned to the whole story in one sitting. I love Mrs tiggy winkles, she is kind maternal and its a heart warming story. Lucy lost her hankin but Mrs tiggywinkles had it washed and ironed for her.
17th October '16
I read it to Eloise aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Adore Beatrix Potter's books and this one is no exception.  This tale about a hedgehog washer woman is so cute and the illustrations really help you imagine it. 
15th March '17
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
While looking for her lost hankerchiefs, Lucie discovers a small home high in the hills. She knocks on the tiny door, and meets Mrs Tiggy-winkle who does all the washing and ironing for the neighbouring animals (with nice nods to other characters in the series as their laundry items are attended to - including Peter Rabbits clothes). Lucie finally finds her items after helping/watching the washerwoman all day, and heads down the hill as she delivers parcels of clean clothing to her customers....Lucie turns to say goodbye and sees a small hedgehog scuttling back up the hill and out of sight. 

My daughter is nearly 4yrs old, and particularly enjoys this book as there is no threat from Tommy Brock/Mr Todd.... Mrs TW is doing an activity she sees me doing (a lot!) and she enjoys all the nods to the other Beatrix Potter characters. It does confuse her as to why Mrs Tiggy-winkle shrinks down and "becomes" the tiny hedgehog at the end. I've tried my best to explain it as the hedgehog runs away so quickly it looks a lot smaller... but also that Lucie has been allowed into a special imaginative world where she gets to meet the characters and questions herself whether it was real or whether she dreamt it. Its a bit of a sticking point that obviously troubles her from an understanding perspective at this time... but doesnt impede her overall enjoyment of the book.... which is a classic
1st September '17
I read it to Piglet aged 5 aged 5
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4 stars
This is the slightly surreal and utterly charming tale of a little girl who loses her handkerchiefs and a pinny. After asking all the farmyard animals if they have seen her lost items, she wanders up a hill looking for them, until she chances upon a door.... and meets a strange and curious washer woman... 

As you would expect from a Beatrix Potter book, the illustrations are beautiful and there are lots of old fashioned words intermixed, which I enjoyed explaining the meaning of to my son. This book is particularly sweet in that it ends without it being entirely clear whether the story is true or not, acknowledging the vivid and active imaginations of young children and the inability of adults to believe all of their tales. We also liked the references to several other characters that Beatrix Potter wrote about.

A comforting read which was enjoyed by both my son and I.
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Beatrix Potter (full name Helen Beatrix Potter) was a British writer and illustrator best known for her world-famous stories in The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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