Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Every time one of my children picks up a Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (by Betty MacDonald) book, laughter ensues.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle does not have any children of her own, but she is surrounded by plenty of children.  In fact, parents in her town send their problem children to Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle to be cured.

“What kind of problems?” you ask.  Children who refuse to pick up their toys, or take a bath; children who talk back or won’t share.  When mothers are at their wit’s end – their friends remind them of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has some interesting cures – the one for children who refuse a bath involves growing radishes – and they are all hilarious.

The best news is that you can read about Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle in several books, including:

  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic
  • Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Farm

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