Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

Mrs. Piggle-WiggleCould anything be more delightful than Mrs. Piggle Wiggle? A cozy little old woman with a cat and a dog who loves nothing more than to let children play in her (upsidedown!) house, garden, kitchen, attic and wardrobe, and occasionally helps them learn how to behave, through practical or magical cures.

I first read the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle stories when I was very young, and was absolutely enchanted. I wanted a parrot that could answer back, or a pig that taught table manners, or magic anti-tattle drops, and I REALLY wanted someone to come plant radish seeds in my little sister’s grubby skin. None of these things, alas, ever happened.

But it hardly mattered–there were (and are) four full books of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s adventures with naughty and hilarious children to read over and over, laughing each time someone learns from Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s tricks. (And if you’ve ever wanted to stay up all night long, just READING The Never-Want-to-Go-to-Bedders Cure will change your mind!)

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