Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12 Days of Christmas! Day 5- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

By Betty MacDonald

Illustrated By Alexandra Boiger

All children have issues from time to time.  No one is ever the same as another.  Yet Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle knows everything there is to know about children.  If there is an issue, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle can solve it.  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's house always smells like cookies, and she always treats children with respect and as equals.  Maybe half of her magic is from giving children choices, and not expecting them to bow down because they are younger.

When I was younger my grandmother used to tell my sister, cousins, and I stories about pirates.  Sometimes, though, we didn't get to hear personalized stories about the four of us fighting pirates.  Sometimes, she read us this book.  This book was so well loved that the cover, a paperback, was in tattered bits by the time it was read to us- the original copyright is 1947.  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is a million times more fun than Mary Poppins and Frauline Maria (no offense, Julie Andrews) because there is always an adventure to be had, a lesson to be learned, but Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle always allows you to have the fun, adventure, and lesson on your own.

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