Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Mrs. Piggle Wiggle #4)
Funny book. It is set in the 50's. Mom's are always baking highly fattening "healthy" food, or treats. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is the know-how-cure-all woman. Overall, it was interesting to read the differences of that era to our current era and how we do things.
This was not one of my favorite stories. The way it was organized made it harder for me to get through. It is full of bad behaved children and magic cures. I'm not sure if young readers today will like when there are so many other choices out there that seem to connect better with this generation. It does have silly, humorous events that children may enjoy, but I think it may be a bit outdated.
Still good if only for the nostalgia. Very old fashioned-- suburban moms in the 1950s stay home and make cakes every day. The character names are the best part: Harbin Quadrangle, Micky Semicolon, Mary Crackle, Pergola Wingsproggle....
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.
We liked the stories and I think if I call my kids 'slowpokes', now they'll really understand what I mean.
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