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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

(The World of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit)

4.2  ·  Rating details ·  14,089 Ratings  ·  240 Reviews
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
Hardcover, 58 pages
Published March 7th 2002 by Warne (first published 1905)
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Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, illustrated
Miss Tiggy-Winkle is a very industrious hedgehog.
She is also very sociable. ;)

She is also kind.

Replete with lovely illustrations, Beatrix Potter brings the hedges and hedgerows to anthropomorphic life.
Bionic Jean
The name of Beatrix Potter is familiar and loved the world over. She is famous for her delightful children's books about woodland animals, who are, of course, little people in disguise, as they wear clothes and behave exactly as their human counterparts would. The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle is the sixth in a series, and features one of her most delightful characters, a hedgehog washerwoman.

Before these whimsical stories ever came to light, Beatrix Potter had been a respected watercolourist, illust
Mar 19, 2009 rated it liked it

Kids who've grown up learning to blow their noses in disposable tissues just won't get this book. It's tragic.
Shirley Revill
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really love the books by Beatrix Potter and have really enjoyed reading them with my children and grandchildren. Recommended.
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, childrens-books
Such charmingly beautiful illustrations by the very talented and legendary Beatrix Potter. I almost squealed when Peter Rabbit appeared :) All in all, a sweet freshly-baked cupcake that warms the human heart ... but ends in a mystery too.
Kimberley doruyter
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this is my most favorite beatrix potter story
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favourite childhood Beatrix Potter story! Reread it for #readkidslit.
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrns
Read this with my nephew this evening...I never really did dig Beatrix Potter and I still don't apparently!
"Three handkins and a pinny"!

When Lucie loses her handkins (I don't think this word is even in the OED), she starts the search around the environs of Little Town to find them. She ends up discovering the cozy abode of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, a very clean hedgehog in the process of washing her whites in the washing basin. As it turns out, Tiggywinkle is the village laundress, an expert in washing, starching, and ironing.

Tea is made, which I always feel is the best part, as it means I must also have my
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my 4 year old granddaughter's favorite books. It's such fun to read the charming story while she lifts each flap that reveals the hidden item and the last words for each page. When she visits I encourage new books and she typically enjoys them but she always requests this one--sometimes twice (or more). Nothing beats a favorite book, at any age.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: classics
It's hard to rate Beatrix Potter's work. Collectively, they are cute, fanciful, and make me think of reading her work when I was a kid. This one is a sweet tale of a little girl and a laundry-doing hedgehog.
Sara Jesus
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A introdução da personagem Lucie dà ar de conto de fadas as historias de Peter Rabbit e os seus amigos.
Comece a entrar mais neste belo mundo e a gostar das suas personagens !
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once upon a time there was a young girl called Lucie, who lived at a farm called Little-town. She was upset for she had lost three handkerchiefs, handkins as she called them, and a pinny (a word rarely used these days but my Mum used to wear one - probably called an apron nowadays).

She was so upset at her loss that she cried and then went and asked Tabby Kitten, a speckled hen and finally Cock Robin; none of them could help Lucie.

Then, climbing on a stile, Lucie spotted some white things spread
Dione Basseri
Now, this Potter story just feels weird. Taken on its own, it's just a story of a young girl befriending a woodland creature and somehow failing utterly at noticing the woman is a wild animal. But, in the context of the other Potter stories, it feels...well, like a plot hole. While animals and humans have both appeared in this world, it has always felt like they're on two different plains of sentience. The humans feel and the animals feel, but their feelings and awareness can not cross, except t ...more
** Books 147 - 2017 **

3,1 of 5 stars!

such a cutie pie a Mrs Tiggy-Winkle as hedgedog who dressed as like humans! :p

Thankyou Bookmate!
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Väike tüdruk Lucie kaotas oma taskurätikud ära ning otsib neid kõikjalt. Ta küsib nii kassi kui kuke käest, kuid keegi ei oska teda aidata. Ringi kõndides leiab Lucie mäe seest väikese ukse, millele koputades, avab proua Tiggy-Winkle. Proua on ümmargune ja natuke omapärane pesunaine, kes peseb ja triigib kõigi ümbruskonna loomade riideid. Lucie veedab oma päeva sõbralikku proua Tiggy-Winkle't aidates ning saab ka oma taskurätikud puhtana tagasi. Lõpuks mõistab ta, et pesunaine oli tegelikult si ...more
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's the illustrations and minor details that make this story so charming. Like how Mrs. Tiggly-Winkle's spines poke through her bonnet. Or the chicken feet yellow stockings. And does anyone else wonder just what Jenny Wren was up to with all that currant wine? I also love how Potter has her whole cast of characters appear within the washing items. And to think a hedgehog was such an exotic and unknown animal to young, little non-British me.
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book answers the all-important questions in the mind of children in 1905: who does the laundry? And what laundry do other creatures have?

Informative introduction to the career of laundress, suitable for human and hedgehog readers alike.

I bought it.
Binibining `E (of The Ugly Writers)
So Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is a hedgehog. A hedgehog doing and ironing the laudry for everyone haha very cool! Oh Lucie, always losing her hankerchiefs! Good thing there is Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle to help.
Mar 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book
This was beautiful and it had everything. A sweet girl, an innocent Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and the search for a missing handkerchief.

The story can be a dream or reality but it sure is something !
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, classics
A classic ~ as are all of the books by Beatrix Potter!
Bushra Zia
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-classic
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Just an absolute favorite! I have such fond memories of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle who so fastidiously does the laundry. All of my children loved this book, but there is a bit of sleepy quality to the book. After the first delightful discoveries in the first few readings of the story are over, there is a bit of a peaceful and contented familiarity. It was often on this book that my little ones conked out for bedtime or a nap, but I never failed to finish reading it out loud to myself just so I could see ...more
Andy Hickman
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
“The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle”

Once upon a time there were three little kittens, and their names were Mittens, Tom Kitten, and Moppet. They had dear little fur coats of their own; and they tumbled about the doorstep and played in the dust.

“Lucie knocked-once-twice, and interrupted the song. A little frightened voice called out “Who's that?” Lucie opened the door: and what do you think there was...”

“'That isn't my pinny?' said Lucie.
[pinafore = a collarless sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or
Sharon Barrow Wilfong
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is a little more surreal than the others because Ms. Potter crosses the line between real and pretend. We have a little girl looking for her missing handkerchiefs when she comes across a strange little home with a strange little resident.

An odd looking creature is doing laundry. Apparently she does the entire neighborhood's laundry. The girl watches the little creature at work until she is done. She is handed back her kerchiefs and then is surprised to find out the true nature of Mrs.
Aug 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is a re-read. I read most of Beatrix Potter's books when I was little. I remembered this as being one of my favorites. I wanted to see if I could still find something in them as an adult. I don't know about the others, but this is very much exclusively for children, and even then I don't know what I saw in it as a kid. There's barely a story here.
Jennifer B.
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very cute, and none of the animals eat each other in this one.
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is just too adorable!
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
'...not waited either for thanks or the washing-bill.'
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