One of my favorite things to do each fall when the days get shorter and the nights turn cooler and evening seems to stretch on forever is to curl up with a good book in a cozy reading chair. And some of my favorite times doing this occurred in my childhood. As a result, many books from my childhood have a special place in my heart.
One of those special places is reserved for Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and her upside-down house. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle opened the door to a magical place where every childhood misbehavior could be solved in a crazy, zany way that just didn't happen in the real world. And Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle knew how to have fun in the process and send you home with tummy full of cookies.
In Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic you learn all sorts of cures for some very bad habits.
The Bad-Table-Manners cure involves a pig named Lester, and, in no time, a mysterious powder sprinkled in the ears cures a Thought-You-Saiders epidemic. The Waddler-I-Doers find plenty to do when Mrs. Piggle Wiggle turns a rainy day into a unforgettable top-secret indoor treasure hunt!
Just as the title implies, most of the cures in Mrs. Piggle’s Magic involve some sort of magic (whether an unusual pig or a magic powder or something called ignorance tonic). Although somewhat unlike the first book, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, in which children are cured by slightly more believable methods, this book is great fun, wonderfully imaginative, and not to be missed by fans of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and her unusual childhood cures.So, pull up a chair, sit next to nice, toasty fire and read Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic to your kids. You all will be engulfed in her fun, and who knows, your own kids might even be cured of their misbehavior.
shvoong.com (short summaries and reviews)
rabbit boy blog (an excellent, in-depth analysis of this book)