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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
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Jun 20, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: childrens, series

This fifth collection of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle stories was published after Betty MacDonald's death, based on papers her daughter found with one unpublished story and notes for others. The eight stories here have the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle flavor, following the formula as they do, but lack some of the spark of the original deal. In each, desperate parents turn to Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle to cure their children's bad habits, from refusing to brush their teeth to picky eating. A few of the cures are imaginative, but too many simply involve letting the child have an excess of whatever-it-is. Worth reading if you're a completionist - especially since I read the whole thing in under an hour - but not as charming as the originals.

Also, Janie Beaumont of the Never-Finish Cure has the most classic case of ADD that I've ever read.

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