Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Box Set

  • Title: Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Box Set
  • Author: Betty MacDonald
  • ISBN: 9780590648981
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mrs Piggle Wiggle Box Set Includes Mrs Piggle Wiggle Mrs Piggle Wiggle s Magic Hello Mrs Piggle Wiggle and Mrs Piggle Wiggle s Farm
    Includes Mrs Piggle Wiggle Mrs Piggle Wiggle s Magic Hello, Mrs Piggle Wiggle and Mrs Piggle Wiggle s Farm

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    About Betty MacDonald


    1. 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.


    853 Comments


    1. One of my favorite childhood collections! A fabulous early chapter book. Each chapter can be read as a self-contained story, making them excellent for a "one chapter a night" bedtime read. Each story of a child's less than desirable behavior is told from the parents' perspective (which is a good taste of realism for the children reading them), but Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's cures are deliciously childlike and have just the perfect dash of magical realism tossed in.If you're looking for life-changing i [...]

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    2. Absolutely LOVED these books as a kid!

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    3. Do not even get me started on Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. If you did not have the luck, privilege or awesome mother that I did growing up please do yourself a favor and read these books, friend.Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is the super cool older lady in the neighborhood. She lives in an upside-down house in which her deceased husband (a PIRATE) left a box of cures for all the stupid things kids do and she is just like Kix cereal! Kids love her because they don't know that she is secretly in league with their par [...]

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    4. A classic for a reason--It's damn good. Funny and engaging for children, and adults if you're still reading together. Highly recommended.

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    5. We read this book as a class when I was in grade school. I never forgot this series and bought the set for my own kids. Chapters are easy to read and make for a good, somewhat short, bedtime stories!

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    6. We've read these books together many, many times, and the kids STILL ask for them! That is a sure sign that they're good! :)As a mom, I LOVE the repetition for kids—there is a problem identified, a cure given, and all is well within 20 pages or so! It’s perfect to read one cure a night at bedtime, and they get the full gambit of the story from beginning to end before they slip off into dreamland! They’re sweet, funny, and predictable, which is perfect for kids!The conversations of the moms [...]

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    7. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty McDonald is a quick read kind of childish book, but will make you laugh. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is a woman who lives on a street with many children, who adore very much. Her house is upside down and it makes a fun playhouse for the children who come every day. Not only is Mrs. Piggle Wiggle great with kids, she also knows a lot about them. She has many funny sounding "cures" for children who don't behave that well. One of my favorite cures is won't-take-a-bath-idis. It's [...]

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    8. Surprisingly, I did not enjoy this book in any way. I thought the humor in this book was too immature for my taste and I had a very difficult time appreciating the text that was written. I thought I would give this book a try because just by the cover, I really thought I would enjoy this book a lot more. I can see why some do enjoy this book. It is a very easy read and some younger students may appreciate the humor of the nanny, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and her humor she brings into the family. SHe ha [...]

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    9. I highly recommend this classic series for parents to read to their children. I'm working through it with Sienna now, after having read them all with Trevor when he was the same age (6), and they are perfect little lessons in behavior/manners for the kids and in parenting for the adults. I love how each story showcases a child's "problem" behavior in a comical yet teachable way, so that children will understand why they wouldn't want to be that child (because they don't like the bratty behavior, [...]

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    10. I read these books when I was a child. They were fun, captured my imagination and each story teaches a lesson.What more can you ask for?When I had my own children, I was delighted to find that they were still in print and bought them to read to my ownkids.The era they are set in hearkens back to a different timewhere the morals and behaviors were admittedly much different than today, but the lessons are still applicable.Although they are entertaining, the stories are a bit long for younger child [...]

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    11. I'd nearly forgotten about Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle until Anne Marie reminded me with her review! I'm not sure I've read all four of these titles (although I'm pretty sure I have). I definitely read Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Farm but it's not listed separately.My favorite story is the boy who "can't" do anything (like finding stuff when his mom asks him to look for it). To this day, I always make sure I say "I don't" or "I didn't" instead of "I can't" or "I couldn't" and it's all thanks to Mrs. Piggle Wigg [...]

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    12. I really liked Mrs piggle wiggle it was a very interesting book. It talked about a little old lady who didn't really get out much and didn't really connected with other adults. But Mrs piggle wiggle loved it when children came by to visit she connected with them the most because she had a big imagination and help the children with their chores they didn't like. I would recommend this book to a friend it's a really good book and will make you laugh.

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    13. It turns out that I had great taste in books as a child. I am rereading all of my favorites with my kid and the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books are just as fun to read as an adult as they were when I was five. Even my three year old was enraptured with each chapter. I love all of the 50s style "naughty children" who need to learn manners. Mrs. P provides great lessons for my kids and we laughed through the whole series. These books are an absolute delight.

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    14. I picked up this book because I believed it would be another superb memoir by Betty MacDonald ("The Egg and I," and "Onions in the Stew") -- but it's not. I realized about a third of the way into the book that it's a fictional tale (I really was puzzled why Betty never mentioned herself, or Ma and Pa Kettle). The writing is good and the plot entertaining -- but this is NOT non-fiction.

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    15. Genuinely funny tales of how Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle "cures" children of bad manners and habits - usually by giving the children what they think they want (often with magic) and so demonstrating that it isn't at all satisfying. The books appealed to me when I was very young, and many years later I still find them funny.

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    17. I loved the first book as a child and our children have loved the whole series! Always fun, and a little outrageous. A great perspective and lighthearted way to teach manners, respect, etiquette, and perspective, for parents and children. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle seems to have a cure for just about everyone.

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    18. Not certain that I've read all the books included in the box set but definitely the original Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. It is important to note that if you plan to pick this up, you MUST get an original version with the illustrations of Hilary Knight. That is what I loved the most, though the fantastical house and the wickedly clever 'punishment' of the naughty children remains with me to this day.

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    19. I love Mrs. Pigggle-Wiggle! Seriously, how could anyone NOT love Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle? She's every child's best friend! I remember reading these books as a kid and I've read them several times to my kids and of course they love them too. These books are dated (they were written in the 40's and 50's) but they're still a lot of fun!

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    20. Joshua says, "I like the one where they won't take a bath; she grew radishes on her."Isaac says, "It teaches you that parents have NO IDEA, and you have to call up someone FUN Wait! You're not really typing that, are you? I was just kidding!"

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    21. My mom read these aloud to us, and I love them. They're more like a collection of short stories, so they're easy to read one chapter at a time, even if you can't keep a lot of continuity. They're funny, they teach lessons, and some of them make you wonder if her "cures" might actually work.

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    22. This is a great read-aloud book. Each chapter is a new story, so the problem is resolved quickly. I use it as a read aloud, I can read one story (chapter) in two days. The kids just love Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle too!

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    23. Everybody wishes they had a neighbor like Mrs. Piggle Wiggle! I know I did. I still remember these stories fondly. Sending the Pig to teach manners. Playing hide and seek in her upside down house - searching for her husband's hidden (Pirate) treasure. A great way to learn life's lessons.

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    24. I loved these books as a kid. Not only were they silly, easy, fun reads, they also presented many wonderful life lessons. I will definitely share them with my kids someday if I ever get my hands on a set.

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    25. I love these books! I keep them at my bedside just so I can pick up a few good tips now and then. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is a genius and let's face it, the housewives of that era are so glamorous. I mean, who doesn't want to have a specific dress set aside just for grocery shopping?

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    26. Must reads! The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books are hilarious--I wish there were a real-life Mrs. Piggle Wiggle that I could call for advice and solutions for my own childrens' behavior problems (i.e. not listening, not cleaning up, etc.)!

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    27. I just had to add these books because I LOVED them as a child! One of the first chapter books that I read under the blankets with a flash light. I just started reading them to my boys and I hope they love them as much as I did!

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    28. I checked out all the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books from the library and read them to my kids at bed time. My kids really loved them!My mommy read them to me at bed time when I was a little girl, it was fun passing on that wonderful memory to my kids.

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    29. These are just light-hearted fun. I loved them as a kid, and I still love them as an adult. I need to start reading them aloud to my kids!

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    30. I loved and still love the magic of these books. I love the way she loves and understands children and uses that to help parents. Very 1950's type issues but still funny.

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