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.
This will be on the list, though, the language is a bit archaic. However, they are wonderful examples of proper behavior and chapter books. I've only read a few, but I believe the whole series will work for the list.
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
Favorite stories from this particular book are: The Crybaby Cure and The Whisperer.
I also own The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Treasury in hardcover. My paperbacks are ...more
This book is light on actual Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle appearances, but heavy on the "cures" for some very bad habits, including bullying, gossiping, and being a slowpoke. (If you don't think being a slowpoke is very bad, trying being late everywhere you go because your oldest child is staring at the wall with a shoe in one hand and no socks on while everyone else is already in th ...more
Still love Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. My favorite will always be the first book before she starts using magic to "cure" the children's bad behaviors, but each cure is always entertaining. If only bad behavior could really be cured by magic. =)