Hedgehogs are another British lovely, not only because we don’t have them here in the states, but because they’re so darn cute and prickly at the same time.
What’s not to love in a small, round, cuddly creature that spits on herself by licking a rock or piece of wood to start the saliva flowing, then swinging her sweet little head back and forth spitting everywhere?
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Lucie, who lived at a farm called Little-town. She was a good little girl - only she was always losing her pocket-handkerchiefs!
One day little Lucie came into the farm-yard crying - oh, she did cry so! "I've lost my pocket-handkin! Three handkins and a pinny! Have you seen them, Tabby Kitten?"
Happily, little Lucie ends up meeting Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, who saves the day—as hedgehogs can be counted on to do—and they all live happily ever after, which is how books should end.