Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Mrs. Piggle Wiggle #4)
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We liked the stories and I think if I call my kids 'slowpokes', now they'll really understand what I mean.
The boy liked it. He thought it was funny (and, yeah, I'm still giggling over Mrs. Semicolon and Cantilever Crackle and Corinthian Bop, because WTF was Betty MacDonald smoking when she came up with those names). But OMG with the 1950's gender norms.
The dads all work at the office, and the moms stay home ...more
Fun, though, to slip into the life of a 1950's kid where life was like living in a bed and breakfast 24/7. Mom's only job: to make sure the house was clean, beds made, elaborate meals served (a typical breakfast: eggs, bacon, toast with jam and/or home made pancakes and/or h ...more
MacDonald is an uber-creative writer, and even if the all-knowing character of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle can be a bit repetitious at times ala Kalinda in the early seasons of "The Good Wife," she is wonderful nonethelest.
So these stories are rather heaving on drugs as cures for various children's ...more
Overall, the book was good but I wouldn't say great.
The original book has cures that are realistic, like having the parents act as whiny as the kids so they realize how whiny they sound. The following books seem to all have magical cures, like a spray to use on the children's clothes to make them hurry up instead of being slowpo ...more
It is about Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, a character in the neighborhood that all the kids know because she runs a crazy fun house where they hang out all day in the yard. The parents know her because she is the curer or all child ills, usually giving some potion or peppermint that per ...more
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lives in an upside-down house ans smells like cookies. She was even married to a pirate once. Most of all, she knows everything about children. She can cure them of any ailment. Patsy hates baths. Hubert never puts anything away. Allen eats v-e-r-y slowly. Mrs Piggle-Wiggle has a treatment for all of them.
The incomparable Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves children good or bad and never scolds but has positive cures for Answer-Backers, Never-Want-to-G...more