mrs. piggle-wiggle

This weekend I found myself once again pouring over stacks of used books, looking for the treasures I couldn’t pass up, though this time it was at a flea market rather than a used bookstore or thrift store.  In spite of a number of stalls with tables full of books, I walked away with a mere handful, most of which were books I remembered from childhood that had gotten lost or destroyed somewhere between then and now.  The most exciting of these finds were two (of four) Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books.

If you haven’t been introduced to Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (and I was shocked to discover that my own husband is one of these unlucky people), you should rectify this right away.  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lives in a world of befuddled mothers and frustrated fathers who don’t know how to cure their children’s tiresome habits.  But fortunately, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle does.  Seemingly without children of her own, she knows the tricks — some of which seem to be pure magic — of getting children to stop showing off or bullying or slowpoking.  And she does it all with smiles and cocoa.

Though I haven’t read them in years, the stories are as silly and charming as I remember them. I’m glad to have these two books back in my collection, and I plan to keep my eyes open for their companions as well.

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~ by Molly on July 14, 2009.

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