The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle facts for kids
|Publisher||Frederick Warne & Co|
Published in English
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Preceded by||The Tale of Two Bad Mice|
|Followed by||The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher|
A little girl called Lucie loses her handkerchiefs and a pinny and goes on a search for them. She sees some white cloths on the grass high up a hill and climbs up to discover a strange little washerwoman, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, with her handkerchiefs freshly laundered, along with many other interesting articles such as stockings for a hen. Among the other oddities of the washwoman, she is wearing a excessive number of hair pin, as sticking wrong end out. Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Lucie deliver laundry to the locals and eventually Lucie is left with her missing handkerchiefs and pinny. As she tries to thank Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, all she sees is a hedgehog running down the path, leading Lucie to wonder if Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle was just a hedgehog.
An animated adaptation of the story, shown alongside The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, was featured on The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends in 1993. The voice of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle was provided by Prunella Scales.
A British wildlife hospital, Tiggywinkles, is named in honour of this story's titular character. It specializes in the care of injured hedgehogs. It is located in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.
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