Publication Date: 1947
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle #1
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves children and they love her. From her upside house to her genius for costumes to the possible pirate treasure in her backyard Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is a child’s delight. She is also a great help to parents, helping them solve problems and curing childhood behavioral ailments.
Ms. MacDonald has a real understanding of children and has written a manuscript that can withstand the cultural changes more than half a century later. She starts the story off speaking directly to the in a vocal story telling style, making the story feel very personable and intimate. The writing is relaxed and easygoing and fun. A good chapter book to read out loud or have the kids read on their own. Each chapter presents great teaching moments to talk over while avoiding the pitfalls of preaching and nagging. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, is imaginative and whimsical, always ready to play, but still very responsible. A lot of the names are very silly, but the main issues like, eating slowly and constant fighting among siblings happen all of the time. The subjects in this book can create a good chance for discussion and a way to spend time with your child.