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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle | [Betty MacDonald]

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lives in an upside-down house and smells like cookies. She was even married to a pirate once. Most of all, she knows everything about children. She can cure them of any ailment. Patsy hates baths. Hubert never puts anything away. Allen eats v-e-r-y slowly. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a treatment for all of them.
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Publisher's Summary

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lives in an upside-down house and smells like cookies. She was even married to a pirate once. Most of all, she knows everything about children. She can cure them of any ailment. Patsy hates baths. Hubert never puts anything away. Allen eats v-e-r-y slowly. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a treatment for all of them.

©1947 Betty MacDonald, Renewed 1975 Donald C. MacDonald; (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of The Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"A charming reading of a timeless classic." (AudioFile)
"Each of these stories has obviously been told over and over to delighted children, who must throng around their author as the youngsters in the book do around Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle herself." (The Chicago Tribune )

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    Mary A. Washington State 01-13-05
    Mary A. Washington State 01-13-05 Member Since 2001
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    "Light hearted and fun!"

    I remember reading this when I was young and have enjoyed sharing it with kids as I've gotten older. Who can resist Mrs. Piggle Wiggle? She's the "fairy godmother" all kids dream of at one time or other. Who would love going to an upside down house where you can hunt for treasure, bake cookies, or do any of the other delightful things the kids do at Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's. Would be great for a family road trip!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edith Oakland, CA, United States 01-03-14
    Edith Oakland, CA, United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Dated"

    Yes, we remember it fondly from decades ago, but this story is no longer funny or relevent to the concerns of kids or parents. Mrs. P "cures" bad children by tricking them into being "good," i.e. doing housework (for girls, of course), cleaning their rooms, and not being rude.

    Reader is just so-so. Don't waste your money.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Greensboro, NC, United States 02-11-13
    Anne Greensboro, NC, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My children love it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle the most enjoyable?

    All three of my children were glued to this story. My six year-old has listened to it four times already.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle handles childhood problems is creative!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maida Sandy, UT, United States 02-05-13
    Maida Sandy, UT, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2008

    I am a life long student. I love to study and learn and I enjoy factual books but also well research novels. At age 75 I have read lots.

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    "Everyone loves Mrs. Piggle Wiggle"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    absolutely


    Which character – as performed by Karen White – was your favorite?

    great


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes when my little people cannot sleep we put an earbud in one ear each and listen together. Even I like to listen over and over

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    Olivia Chicago, IL, United States 06-08-04
    Olivia Chicago, IL, United States 06-08-04
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    "Classic funny stories"

    I read these as a child and loved them, and now my 6 year old son loves them too. The narrator is nice and clear with a good voice for the young set, if a bit cloying to me. At first I was a bit apprehensive because the discipline is certainly old fashioned and there is a mention of spanking and the natural consequences (brought to their outrageous logical conclusions) Mrs. Piggle Wiggle uses can seem harsh to modern adult sensibilities, but my son thought the stories were hilarious, especially the Radish Cure, where a child who resists bathing is made to grow radishes in the dirt on her arms. My son has listened to the book three times already!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    W. S. Jasper, GA, USA 04-18-04
    W. S. Jasper, GA, USA 04-18-04
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    "Good for younger children"

    My four-year-old loves this book, so don't be afraid to try it for the 4-8 set. One warning: written in the 1940s, so spanking is mentioned if you're uber-sensitive about that.

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    Suzanne Albany, CA, USA 01-13-04
    Suzanne Albany, CA, USA 01-13-04 Member Since 2003
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    "A homerun"

    This is fantastic. The reader is great and the stories are timeless. Stories about kids misbehaving and adults at their wits end (all with happy endings) keep everyone listening after we've arrived at our destination.

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    Kathleen El Paso, TX, USA 08-08-04
    Kathleen El Paso, TX, USA 08-08-04
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    "imaginative, educated fun"

    Unlike so many rude readings these day, this book has style and grace.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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