Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday - Let's Not Forget

Let's Not Forget - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle!   Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lived in an upside down house and knew magic!   If ever a parent was at his or her wits' end because a child wouldn't go to sleep, share, tell the truth, eat vegetables - Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle had a cure.  The series, written by Betty MacDonald and illustrated by a number of different artists, including Hilary Knight, debuted in 1947.  The last book by Betty MacDonald and her daughter, Anne MacDonald Canham was published in 2007. 

The Wikipedia article has a nice little chart that lists bad habits and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's cures for them all.

And NOW!  Ann M. Martin, Newbery Award winner, author of the Babysitters' Club books and other marvelous novels, has started a new series about the upside-down house.  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has gone off to find her husband, the pirate, Mr. Piggle-Wiggle.  Missy Piggle-Wiggle, a great-niece, arrives to take care of the pets and the other animals and to welcome the children for all kinds of fun. 
In Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure, Missy has her hands full with a whole family of annoying children and their less than perfect neighbors.   There is a hint of friendship for Missy herself as she spends more and more time with the owner of the bookstore.  I am looking forward to the next book in the series.  Those LaCarte children can't possibly be as good as they sound.
So, don't forget Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle!  What books will you never forget?

No comments:

Post a Comment