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Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan (Nanny Piggins #2)

4.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  274 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
The world's most fabulous nanny pig is back in this side-splitting sequel to The Adventures of Nanny Piggins! When Mr. Green announces his diabolical plan-he has decided to get married-his children are horrified. Because if he finds a wife, he'll get fire their beloved nanny. Breakfast without chocolate? Never! Someone must stop him, and Nanny Piggins is just the pig to do ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Aug 01, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Love, love, love Nanny Piggins! It will make you cringe and laugh at the same time (great for the facial muscle workout).
Aug 22, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Oh, Nanny Piggins, how much do I love your absurdity, your outrageousness, and your love of cakes?

A lot!

These books are laugh out loud funny. If you are feeling down, turn to Nanny Piggins for the cure - she won't let you down.

I love Nanny Piggins so much I attempted to see if the books that have been released in the UK and Australia that have not yet been released here in the States could be found for a reasonable price. (The answer is no. No ebook releases via and no release yet in C
Jun 19, 2015 Ruby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This read aloud has been Dad's favorite book to read to the children at night. My kids laugh out loud and love hearing Dad laugh along. It has been an engaging story for a range of ages.
Feb 08, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finn-wren
Absolutely silly and absolutely wonderful. What a happy thing to come to Goodreads to write this review and discovered that there are many more volumes of Nanny Piggins that I was not aware existed! Very highly recommended.

*She distrusted unprovoked smiling. It was the type of thing dentists do right before they start drilling into your teeth.*

*Nanny Piggins rolled her eyes. "For a start, the doctor is not going to help you. They are trained not to do that at medical school. They either cure you
Sep 26, 2012 Hayley rated it it was amazing
Oh, how I love Sarah Matahari Lorelei Piggins. As funny as the first book, with plenty more absurd situations which are usually resolved with cake. Made me chuckle all the way through.
Monica Edinger
May 20, 2012 Monica Edinger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What fun! I remember looking at the first in this series, but never read it properly. Clearly I should of as this is a hoot. Want to read more of them now.
Maddie E
Mar 24, 2015 Maddie E rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a family and the children’s nanny/babysitter who is a pig. The pigs name is Nanny Piggins and she is very adventurous. Mr. Green the children’s father announces that he has decided to get married and they are all horrified. When they discover why he is really getting married Nanny Piggins and the children won’t stand for his diabolical plan. Of course their father has to be stopped and Nanny Piggins is just the pig to do it. This book is the second out of 6 Nanny Piggins books ...more
Apr 25, 2016 J.j. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read aloud as always, Nanny Piggins!
Jul 06, 2012 Peg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Green children—Derrick, Samantha, and Michael—absolutely adore their Nanny Piggins, a glamorous flying pig who ran away from the circus and came to be their nanny. Her “brother” Boris the dancing bear also lives with them. While most would think her unqualified, she is masterful at leading the children on one adventure after another and making and devouring chocolate cake! To Nanny, there’s nothing a piece of chocolate cake can’t solve. In this sequel to The Adventures of Nanny Piggins, she ...more
Sep 05, 2015 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My nine year old and seven year old both really enjoy this series for our bedtime read aloud. They were asking for book three halfway through book two! These books are funny, very tongue in cheek, well written and nicely illustrated. Some of the humor would be better understood by middle schoolers, but I think there may be a stigma that these are for younger kids. Fifth and sixth grade are probably going to be the happy medium.
Oct 03, 2014 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teenshelf
So much fun! The story goes every which way, with hilarious, goofy, and absurd incidents that defy reason and the laws of nature and physics and offer no edifying lessons about morality. Nanny Piggins is the anti-Mary Poppins, the anti- Mrs Piggle Wiggle. The particular charm of the book is the fantastic and silly things in it that you can see in your imagination: imagine a ten-foot bear driving a convertible with his eyes shut because the bugs keep flying into them and a boy sitting next to him ...more
How can you not love a nanny who tells her charge: "But you've got all that permanent marker on your arms where I was writing my shopping list on you." It's Nanny Piggins, of course, whose sense of childcare may be unorthodox but has a loving moral core. Second in the series and just as fun. (Although chapter 12's portrayal of gypsies may be of concern for some.)
Emmet O'Neal Library- Children's Department
Mary Poppins is probably rolling over in her grave. Nanny Piggins turns logic on its head: up is down, right is left (or is it wrong?), forwards is backwards, and cake is king.

In this second volume of pure absurdity, Nanny Piggins and her three child charges - Derrick, Michael, and Samantha - and Boris the dancing bear (Nanny Piggins' brother, of course) march themselves into one adventure after another. Nanny Piggins breaks into prison (oops!), gets fired from a cannon over Dead Man's Gorge, se
Antione Spriggs

this book is funny, awesome, adventurous and amazing. I highly recommend it. Never not have fun, with Nanny Piggins! (I agree with her on her opinion of cake.)
Jun 25, 2014 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Excellent. Wish I had this series when I was into Amelia Bedelia but seeking something a little bit longer. Each chapter is really a different vignette and could be read separately.
Sep 02, 2014 Hadley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in third grade and when I read it again, I liked it, but it was very simple, and very easy to read.
Elisheva Rina
Nov 26, 2015 Elisheva Rina rated it it was amazing
This book gets five stars because despite being for children, it made me laugh out loud multiple times.
Nov 26, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd installment of Nanny Piggins and her shenanigans It was really nice to read something so light hearted after Wild Swans.

Mr.Green plays a bit more of a focus point in this novel because he's usually up to 'no good' as they see it.

I just love the style this book is writen in..Free flowing and fun. I've managed to make quite a few people fall in love with the Nanny Piggins series, including a class of Grade 2 children..haha XD

The only thing I didn't really enjoy was repeating
Jul 04, 2013 Jill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! My daughter and I read the first book as a read aloud, then she read the second book for a book report at school this year. Now that summer is here I finally had time to read the second book. I'm glad I did, I love the humor and silliness of these books. The characters are lovable and funny. There is always a new adventure around the corner when Nanny Piggins is involved. It's sure to make you laugh! I can't wait to read the next book. By the way the author is awesome! We contacted her ...more
Maggie Wrobel
Aug 16, 2012 Maggie Wrobel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, humor
Breakaway funny. Kids grades 5 - 7 will say that Nanny Piggins rocks! Deliriously funny. Like Dave Barry, you never quite know what direction R.A. Spratt is going to take the reader. In this episode, Mr. Green is putting out personal ads to find a wife/ housekeeper. He's not really interested in romance, just someone to shine his shoes. Nanny Piggins puts the fun back into every situation no matter how grim! Some of my favorite chapters: Holisistic Cake Healer, Tunnel to China, Headmistress Pigg ...more
Jul 20, 2015 Ginger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nanny-piggins
One of my favourite series!
Feb 07, 2016 Gwyneth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
May 10, 2014 Tasmyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the series
Sep 05, 2014 Ava rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rebecca Mcewan
Pure fun that kept the whole family listening. Can't wait to read more Nanny Piggins!
Ilana Waters
Mar 17, 2013 Ilana Waters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The only bad thing about this book is that I have to wait until Australia decides to release the rest! Although the theme of Mr. Green getting married isn't carried throughout the entire book (in many chapters, it's forgotten entirely), things here are even MORE absurd and enjoyable than the first Nanny Piggins, if that's possible. Laugh-out-loud humor that sure to brighten the crummiest day. As long as it's read with some cake, of course. ;-)
Oct 25, 2012 Jess rated it liked it
Like the first book, this is a funny, over-the-top story of a pig nanny, her charges, and her love of cake. It's episodic, which both works for it and against it. The book would make for a great read-aloud, chapter by chapter, but this also means that it doesn't build up much momentum or oomph. A fun, silly read.
Feb 03, 2014 Sydney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
these books have diffrent stories in favorite one in this book is the one that this gypsy queen is in love with nanny piggin's kid's father so she took favorite part in the story is when the gypsy queen and piggins fight over a pit of fire and the queen regrets fighting with the nanny.
Apr 10, 2016 Margie rated it it was amazing
When you combine the wit of R. A. Spratt and the humor found in the illustrations of Dan Santat, you have a winner on your hands. This sequel to The Adventures of Nanny Piggins is over-the-top hilarious.
My full review at:
Nov 30, 2012 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, humor, animals
I am embarrassed to admit how many times I laughed out loud when I read this book! And there weren't even any children present. This is the kind of book that makes me want to find one or two young 'uns and start reading out loud. My kids would have loved it when they were little.
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R.A. Spratt is an award-winning author and television writer. She lives in Bowral, Australia with her husband and two daughters. Like Friday Barnes, she enjoys wearing a silly hat.

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“Yes, I know, because schools are cruel, illogical, and unfair. But the thing is, life is cruel, illogical, and unfair. That is why the education system works so well. If schools and teachers did a good job and inspired children and made them enthusiastic about every subject, they would only be sadly disappointed when they got out into the real world. Better to disappoint them when they're young. It is more important to learn to cope with disappointment than learn how to do long division." - Nanny Piggins” 5 likes
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