Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Betty MacDonald KarenWhite / Sep 23, 2019

Mrs Piggle Wiggle Mrs 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 ha

  • Title: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
  • Author: Betty MacDonald KarenWhite
  • ISBN: 9780739344972
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Mrs 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 them Duration 2 hours, 42 minutes

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      • Betty MacDonald KarenWhite

        The first book written by Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I, rocketed to the top of the national bestseller list in 1945 Translations followed in than 30 languages, along with a series of popular movies In the wake of World War II, the hilarious accounts of MacDonald s adventures as a backwoods farmer s wife in Chimacum Valley were a breath of fresh air for readers around the world On the negative side, her book spawned a perception of Washington as a land of eccentric country bumpkins like Ma and Pa Kettle.Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard, called Betsy in childhood and later known world wide as Betty MacDonald, was born in Boulder, Colorado, to Darsie and Elsie Sydney Bard on March 26, 1908 Her father, a mining engineer, moved the family frequently before settling in Seattle Betty attended the St Nicholas School on Capitol Hill, then Lincoln High School In 1924 she graduated from Roosevelt High School.On July 9, 1927, Betty Bard married Robert E Heskett and moved with him to the farm in the tiny community of Center in the Chimacum Valley near Port Townsend that lacked both plumbing and electricity Betty later regaled family and friends with stories of her struggles during this time, eventually transforming them into the book that would make her famous.After four years, Betty left Robert Hesket, taking their two daughters, Anne and Joan, with her She returned to the family home in Seattle and worked at various jobs, keeping her sense of humor and her journal even when tuberculosis forced her to spend a year at Firland Sanatorium in what is now the city of Shoreline.On April 29, 1942, she married Donald C MacDonald 1910 1975 and moved with him and her daughters to a beach home on Vashon Island Built as a summer home, it was cold and damp and in need of improvements Anne and Joan enrolled in school while Don and Betty commuted to Seattle for work every day Betty later described her daily scramble from home to the ferry dock in book Onions In The Stew It was always seven o clock and my ferry left at seven twenty and I should have left at six fifty and now I would have to run the last quarter of a mile I wore loafers and woolen socks over my silk stockings, carried my office shoes along with my lunch, purse, current book and grocery list in a large green felt bag The county trail connecting our beach with the rest of the world begins at a cluster of mailboxes down by the dock, meanders along the steep southwest face of the island about fifty feet above the shore, and ends at our house if it was dark when I left the house and it usually was I ran the rest of the way to the ferry This boisterous early morning activity also started my blood circulating, churning, really, and by the time I got to the office I was not only bileless, I was boiling hot p 57 Their fortune changed with a call from MacDonald s sister, Mary Bard Jensen 1904 1970 At a cocktail party, Mary ran into a friend who was a publishing company scout and told him that Betty was writing a book which she was not Betty whipped up the proposal for The Egg and I to save her sister embarrassment The scout requested a full manuscript, which was rejected by one publishing house With the assistance of the New York literary agency Brandt Brandt, the book was serialized in the Atlantic Monthly and then published by J.B Lippincott She dedicated the book To my sister Mary, who has always believed that I can do anything she puts her mind to.


    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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 chi [...]

    3. Literally everyone should read this book 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.

    4. 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 [...]

    5. 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 [...]

    6. 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 more of an effort to read aloud chapter books to him (we've been stuck in a loop, reading the same [...]

    7. 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 [...]

    8. As a parent, I have tried to steer my children toward some of the books I loved as a child, with indifferent success. I chalked it up to the generation gap, among other things. So I could hardly believe it a few years ago when my kids went mad, I mean bonkers, for Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, a children's book character who is like the 1940s version of Willy Wonka. As a result, I have read nearly every episode in the life of Mrs. P.-W and I must warn anyone tempted to go down the same road that the stori [...]

    9. I remember adoring the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books when I was little, except for Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm because it didn't have any magical cures in it. I was surprised to find that this first book in the series didn't include them either. I didn't love it as much as I think I will love re-reading the next couple of books, but I still think the little stories are really fun. I love the old-fashioned feeling of these books. However, the radish cure story is the grossest thing ever and I had to cri [...]

    10. When standard child abuse is no longer effective to rid your little ones of their bad habits, it's Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle to the rescue! In stark contrast to the aggressive vitriol and lies employed by Mary Poppins, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a friendly, unpolished exterior, which she uses to her advantage to get children to bend to her will through a variety of subtle tortures and passive-aggressive homespun remedies. The Radish Cure was particularly disturbing. One of the children mentioned in the boo [...]

    11. Even better than I remember them. I love all the kids' utterly ridiculous names. The kid digs them too. Hopefully we can correct her with the Won't-Pick-Up-Her-Toys Cure.

    12. My sister read a ton of children's fiction growing up. She had diverse tastes (still does), and so her books were a little bit of everything, including the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series. I was pretty much a Hardy Boys kinda girl, so our tastes almost never crossed, but now that we're both adults, I'm actually trying some of her favorite books when she was a kid. Hence my rather odd choice of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle for this challenge.I LOVED it. You have this dear older widow woman who befriends pretty m [...]

    13. - I wish Mrs. Piggle Wiggle were real, and that her cures for all sorts of behaviors really worked. It would be amazing!- I loved reading this as a kid. I remember wanting a neighbor like Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. It was still fun to read as an adult. I love books that you can read at any age.- My daughter read this by herself, and she enjoyed it. She thought it was really funny. I kinda wish we had read it together. It would be a fun book to read aloud.- I recommend this to everyone!

    14. It’s 1947: the war has been won by the good guys, the depression was over, everyone was rich and had a big car, families were gigantic, no one was ethnic (at least in this part of town), and moms must have been worried sick about raising their kids the All American Right Way. In steps Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle with all sorts of amazing cures for selfishness, not going to bed, not picking up toys, not bathing (my favorite story in the whole bunch). Voila - problem solved! The mothers can go back to th [...]

    15. There was a trend in children's literature in the early and mid-20th century for books about quasi-magical people who were courageous and clever and seemed to know everything about everything. It's the model that gave us Doctor Doolittle, Pippi Longstocking, and Mary Poppins, and when it works, it can produce the framework for memorable, enchanting stories.When it doesn't work, it gives us Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lives in an upside-down house, and is a great friend of children. Eac [...]

    16. I read this book aloud to my third grade class. Here are some of their reviews:"It's a really good book to read to other people.""I think it was an awesome book when you read to us. It made me feel like when I get to 20 years old and I graduate from highschool - I want to read that book.""It is awesome.""It is fun when you read it to kids.""I give it six stars!""It should be handed to other people so they can read it.""It is funny.""It is fun when a teacher reads it to you.""It can teach you som [...]

    17. No one ever claimed the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series was great literature, but it still is fun. Written in the mid 50's, at least the first book has aged better than I might have expected. It is not too dated to still be a great early chapter book and family read aloud. Kids will be kids, afterall, and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle knows how to show them the errors of their ways.

    18. Dear Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, I never knew you when I was a child, but how happy I am to meet you as an adult. Thanks for being so lovely to kiddos--even when they misbehave. I am so happy to have met you at the local library, and will look forward to seeing you there again sometime and learning more delightful problem-solving tips from you. Your new friend, Ruth.

    19. One of the best read alouds of 2017. I love the ones capable of sending my olders into laughter so hard they need me to 'hold' them. This was special to us.

    20. Fun and entertaining! Quite interesting :P

    21. Člověk si uvědomí kolik času uplynulo od doby, kdy tuhle knížku kdysi četl nahlas ve škole až ve chvíli, kdy ji vytáhne jako "dobrej nápad na procvičování" dětem na doučku.

    22. Just okay. It’s one of those kids’ books where each chapter is a little story in itself and the plot is not ongoing.

    23. Children's chapter book that I loved as a child, though I'm less in love with it as an adult. An older childless woman uses natural consequences to teach the neighborhood children the lessons that they need. Each chapter features a different child with a distinct issue.Originally published in the 1940s, this book is dated. For example, there is a mention of listening to "radio programs" as a family activity at night and a child wearing a "petticoat."

    24. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lives in an upside-down house, with the aroma of freshly baked cookies surrounding her home. All her friends are the children in her neighborhood and, since her husband was a pirate who buried treasure in her backyard, she allows her friends to dig for the treasure that is surely there. But Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle also becomes popular with the neighborhood parents: she seems to have a cure for every case of bad manners!When I was in first grade, I was a precocious reader. I was inh [...]

    25. I just finished reading this book to my niece (4) and nephew (6). There are so many things I loved about it, I think I'll just list them out here.1. Everything was so simple - simple enough for me to laugh and enjoy reading, and simple enough that the children could understand what I was reading about. As much as I love reading descriptions aloud to them, it's more fun for THEM to hear dialog and funny cures.2. The symptoms are VERY real ones. Never wanting to go to bed, fighting all the time, n [...]

    26. I can remember just absolutely adoring these books as a child. But I'd completely forgotten about them (and then unfortunately mistaken them for the Amelia Bedelia books) until I found this in a bookstore yesterday.I remember being so fascinated by Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's upside-down house with the slidey floors and the dress-up clothes and the pony and wishing so badly I could be one of the children who got to visit her.It's curious how different the experience of reading this as an adult was. It [...]

    27. 1) Book summary, in your own words (3 pts)Mrs. Poiggle Wiggle is a caring lady who knows a lot about children. She keeps them happy, healthy, and knows exactly what they need. This book is upbeat and is a great attention grabber. It is funny and a great read.2) Grade level, interest level, lexile (1 pt)Grades 2/33) Appropriate classroom use (subject area) (1 pt)I would have this book in a literature circle. there are other Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books as well. I would have all groups do a different [...]

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