Monday, January 27, 2020

Beatrix Potter: Old Mr Pricklepin

Yet another new to me image by Beatrix Potter in 1905. Old Mr. Prickly Pin, later renamed Mr. Pricklepin. A hedgehog wearing shoes! How quaint.

OLD Mr. Pricklepin
⁠has never a cushion to
⁠stick his pins in,
His nose is black and his
⁠beard is gray,
And he lives in an ash stump
⁠over the way.

Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes.

7 comments:

GretchenJoanna said...

He is a favorite of mine, because the first rhymes my children learned, as soon as they could talk, were recited haltingly as they looked at the pictures in this little book. When I saw the name "Mr. Pricklepin" a whole scene unfolded in my mind. :-)

Susan said...

I love Beatrix Potter's illustrations - this one is fabulous!

Content in a Cottage said...

GretchenJoanna -- How nice. I'm glad this image brought back such happy memories.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Susan -- We never tire of Beatrix Potter images, do we?
xo, Rosemary

lisa said...

Sweet picture. I just love her illustrations!

jusaweecatnap said...

love this one

Betty said...

I've never seen Mr. Prickly Pin before! I collect hedgehogs and he is delightful!