Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

by Betty MacDonald

Paperback, 2007



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HarperCollins (2007), Edition: Illustrated, 192 pages


Seven families are helped out by Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's magic cures when they are faced with thought-you-saiders, tattletales, bad table manners, interrupters, heedless breakers, never-want-to-go-to-schoolers, and wadde-I-doers.

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LibraryThing member heidilove
first introduced to my by my Aunt Bev, these little stories are bits of magic in their own right.
LibraryThing member Bettyest
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle can cure children of absolutely any bad habit.
LibraryThing member ferrisscottr
If you like the other Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books (like my daughter does) then you'll like this one because it's more of the same.
LibraryThing member dms02
3.5 stars/

I am pretty sure we should have read the original first and presume it is much better then this collection. Each chapter was a different household with a problem that Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle solved with her special sort of magic. It is presumed you know the back story on Mrs. Piggy-Wiggle as
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you do not learn much more about her in this book.

Some of the chapters had us laughing out loud - we were in love with the book....then other chapters fell very flat.
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LibraryThing member laytonwoman3rd
An old favorite stands up extremely well, but another entry in the Piggle Wiggle series fails utterly. I can remember reading Mrs. Piggle Wiggle with great joy as a very young reader. And when I revisited her in the original volume, all the reasons for that joy came flooding back to me; her
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upside-down house; her dear departed pirate husband; her quirky costumes; her endless sugar cookies; her enthusiasm for all children's games even when they totally disrupted her home and garden; her wisdom and ingenuity in solving common parenting problems such as "won't pick up toys", "refuses to take a bath" and "never wants to go to bed". The whole book is clever and delightful. In Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Magic, however, all the cleverness seems to have been used up; we still have parents calling on Mrs. PW to "cure" their children of unwanted habits, but in nearly every case this involves some magic powder blown up their noses or sprinkled in their beds, not the inspired solutions of the first book when radish seeds, graduated sets of dishes and a terribly rude Parrot save the day.
January 2016
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