Tuesday, May 10, 2011

booktalk tuesday

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty Macdonald

IndieBound Description: Everyone loves Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
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.

My Thoughts: I didn't read the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books until I was college age and was pretty sad that I hadn't read them before! I know I would've loved them even more as a child, and that's saying a lot!


betsy said...

I loved these books as a child and then loved them all over again when I read them with my own daughters. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is just so kind and sensible! :D

Jillian said...

I've never read Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, but one time when I met Kate Klise (one of my favorite authors, besides you Grace!) she told me I seemed like a Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle kind of person. Maybe I should try it.

Susan T said...

We have been reading Mrs.Piggle-Wiggle this year at our house. My seven year old daughter loves people's funny names, like Mrs. Workbasket and the recipes like prune-noodle-sardine-surprise. I remember my mother reading them with me and laughing. They actually make a great starting point to discuss children's behavior with them. We just finished the Heedless Breaker and my little girl saw herself in some of the hysterics. Wonderful stories!

Grace Lin said...

I'm so glad people are still reading Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. True classic, I think!