Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle-WiggleEveryone Loves Mrs Piggle WiggleMrs Piggle Wiggle Lives In An Upside Down House And 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 ThemThe Incomparable Mrs Piggle Wiggle Loves Children Good Or Bad And Never Scolds But Has Positive Cures For Answer Backers, Never Want To Go To Bedders, And Other Boys And Girls With Strange Habits Now In Paperback For A New Generation Of Children To Enjoy San Francisco Examiner Chronicle

MacDonald was born Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard in Boulder, Colorado Her official birth date is given as March 26, 1908, although federal census returns seem to indicate 1907.Her family moved to the north slope of Seattle s Capitol Hill neighborhood in 1918, moving to the Laurelhurst neighborhood a year later and finally settling in the Roosevelt neighborhood in 1922, where she graduated from Roo

[Reading] ➶ Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Author Betty MacDonald –
  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
  • Betty MacDonald
  • English
  • 11 September 2017
  • 9780064401487

10 thoughts on “Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

  1. says:

    Banned books Are you there God, its me, MargaretHuckleberry FinnHeather has two MommiesWhy are people wasting their time on those well meaning books when Mrs Piggle Wiggle is still out there on shelves, unchallenged, messing with people s heads I read this odd little book when I was about eight and STILL have recurring nightmares about The Radish Cure I just reread it today, trying to vanquish my fears, and now I m afraid to go to sleep.I will not go into details about The Radish Cure except to say that to this day the sight of mud on my skin freaks me out and I have a deep distrust of roots.Bring on The Satanic Verses, but keep that Mrs Piggle Wiggle away from me

  2. says:

    Dear Mrs Piggle Wiggle So clever, so kind And what a fascinating look these book give you at life in the Donna Reed Era All the mothers are at home making pot roasts and gingerbread for their children, and the fathers work in an office and smoke pipes and read the paper after supper The girls wear dresses and white socks and the boys wear sweaters and ironed jeans It s swell, just swell And YET The problems that these frazzled mothers call Mrs Piggle Wiggle to help with Still so current Selfishness, not picking up toys, picky eating, constant bickering Every time I read these books to my kids and it looks like it s been about 6 years since the last time , I always have to keep stopping to stare meaningfully at my children Because even though they re generally very good well, we all need a reminder about how annoying quarreling is, or how important it is to take care of your own things

  3. says:

    Having been disappointed by Betty MacDonald s The Egg and I, I returned to the book I first read 50 years ago, the one that made me adore MacDonald Mrs Piggle Wiggle The tales involving the tiny, eccentric widow with her upside down house, dog Wag, cat Lightfoot, pony Spotty, delightful games, and amazing insight.Betty MacDonald s slim book delighted me as much now in late middle age as it did when I was a young girl, laughing out loud at Mrs Piggle Wiggle s cures for wayward children the lazy, the slovenly, the lying, the selfish, the filthy, the insolent, the insomniac, the whiny I still loved The Answer Backer Cure and The Radish Cure best my favorites from childhood Of course, now I see Mrs Piggle Wiggle as a clever woman with an encyclopedic knowledge of child psychology, but, of course, in those days, I thought her magical and wise in the way that good witches are wise And, really, aren t those just two views of the same phenomenon Readers enjoying this children s classic for the first time whatever their age are in for a treat those revisiting after the passage of years will find the book as good as they remember.

  4. says:

    Literally everyone should read this book.IT IS SO CUTE AND HILARIOUS My mom read this to me countless times growing up and each time I reread I fall in love with the whimsical magic and hilarity all over again.

  5. says:

    Wow I forgot all about these books Mrs Piggle Wiggle was an eccentric lady that parents turned to when they became frustrated with their children s misbehavior Her techniques were pretty predictable Let the child do what they want until their behavior back fired, then she would tell the parents to do some nasty little trick that sent the kids running to the sanctity of good behavior For instance, when the children wouldn t wash, she would let them get really dirty, then plant radish seeds under the dirt while they slept When the radishes sprouted, the kids couldn t clean up fast enough Perhaps she was the precursor to the idea of natural and logical consequences, the most used form of discipline these days I always wondered what Dr Benjamin Spock thought of Mrs Piggle Wiggle.P.S My wife reminded me to state that I am pretty much reviewing the series of Mrs Piggle wiggle books I can t vouch for the specific example I used being in this specific book My wife catches things like that I think she has a little Mrs Piggle Wiggle in her.

  6. says:

    Delightful as ever Read it aloud to the kids 8 and 4 , they both loved it As a kid I thought this book was hilarious, as an adult I found that I kept pausing and looking meaningfully at my children, to see if they were paying attention to what happens to little boys and girls who quarrel or don t pick up their toys I love how full of details about life back in the 1950 s these books are the mothers are home all day, cleaning and cooking Children eat snacks like thick slices of gingerbread and drink glasses of milk before running outside to play baseball not on an organized team, mind you, but just in the street or in someone s yard Wonderful

  7. says:

    review of April 2010 I never encountered Mrs Piggle Wiggle as a child, but I know that many people who did really adore this series Coming to it as an adult, I feel like I ve missed out on some kind of special magic that it must have, because while I liked it well enough, it s hard for me to see how it could inspire such fond devotion I read Mrs Piggle Wiggle to my six year old, having just recently resolved to make of an effort to read aloud chapter books to him we ve been stuck in a loop, reading the same picture books over and over , and he was really enthusiastic about it, so perhaps when he s an adult Mrs Piggle Wiggle will have that magical glow of nostalgia that Winnie the Pooh has for me.I quite liked the first chapter, in which we meet Mrs Piggle Wiggle and see her upside down house, and watch her interacting with kids and showing them how washing the dishes can be a tremendously exciting game So it was odd and disappointing that for the rest of the book she doesn t appear at all except as a disembodied voice on the telephone Each subsequent chapter is about a different problem child, and the mother s desperation, and Mrs Piggle Wiggle s wacky cure I found it got quite repetitive, and though my son was relishing each child s bad behavior, and was eagerly anticipating what form the cure would take, he still got a little impatient with the part of each chapter in which the mother they are all indistinguishable from each other calls all the other mothers that she knows for their completely inadequate advice, until one of them will say Why not try calling Mrs Piggle Wiggle, and the mother says, Oh yes, what a good idea By the end of the book, we were both yelling, Just call Mrs Piggle Wiggle first , already But, as I said already, my son liked it, and that s really what matters I m a little uneasy though This morning he said The never go to bedders cure was so funny I think I m not going to go to bed tonight so you can try it on me

  8. says:

    I just read this book for the second time the last time was in 3rd grade I re read it for a challenge that had a book from your childhood category And now I remember why I enjoyed Mrs Piggle Wiggle so much She doesn t have any children of her own, but the neighborhood children love her and come to visit every day And all their mothers call her for cures for such childhood ailments as won t pick up toys itis answer backers disease and never want to go to bedders syndrome Mrs Piggle Wiggle has a cure for them all Just an adorable book, I m so glad I read it again

  9. says:

    I remember reading this when I was little A little cliche and silly but it was kind of amusing.

  10. says:

    Doposlouch no za dv proch zky s ko rkem Oddychov , z bavn , jenom u ke konci trochu moc se opakuj c , ale vzhledem k tomu, e je to br no jako poh dka, tak to tam vlastn i pat.

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