The Tale Of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)

The Tale Of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)

by Beatrix Potter

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Overview

(Helen) Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was an English author and illustrator, botanist, and conservationist, born in Kensington, London best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit. Educated at home by a succession of governesses, she had little opportunity to mix with other children. Potter had frogs and newts, and even a pet bat. The basis of her many projects and stories were the small animals that she smuggled into the house or observed during family holidays in Scotland and the Lake District. She was encouraged to publish her story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902), but she struggled to find a publisher until it was accepted when she was 36, by Frederick Warne & Co. The small book and her following works were extremely well received and she gained an independent income from the sales. Potter eventually wrote 23 books. These were published in a small format, easy for a child to hold and read. Her writing efforts abated around 1920 due to poor eyesight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781406558807
Publisher: The Book Depository Limited
Publication date: 10/26/2007
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 4 - 12 Years

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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Lovely little book. My daughter loved the illustrations.
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dreamingtereza on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A lifelong favorite of Potter's tales. Perfectly enchanting!
lisa211 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 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.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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. Tiggy-Winkle is a hedgehog, and others accuse her of dreaming.
ChristineRobinson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 quite text heavy, written with old language norms and so requires a certian dedication for a young reader to understand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Text only edition. Save your money.