Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle #1
by Betty MacDonald
Publisher: HarperCollins
Mass market paperback, 128 pages
Price: $6.99

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is a little old lady who lives in an upside-down house built by her deceased pirate husband. She lets all the neighboring children come and play in her home, and at Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's they're allowed to do all sorts of things that they aren't at home. But Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is also friends with their parents, and when a parent comes to her with a child who has a particularly bad habit, she knows just how to cure them. Some practical advice, maybe a pinch of magic, and children learn lessons for themselves by having to deal with the consequences of their own bad deeds.

If you think children won't read books about other children learning object lessons then you underestimate the magic of Macdonald. These are some of the most amusing books ever written for children. The children's faults are exaggerated enough that young readers can marvel at them rather than feel offended. The books make great read-alouds because they're funny enough to appeal to adults and most children (of all ages.)

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Summary: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle cures children of all manner of bad habits.

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  A Woman Charmer
Ellie of Boise, ID, 7/5/2016
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is a charmer with adults and children. Betty MacDonald's beloved series is really awesome! Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle cure children who fight, are selfish, and many more things.

This is a good series for moms and dads who have trouble with their children. It will give them some ideas.