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