"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

06 May 2016

Missy Piggle Wiggle

An updated take on a classic story that will delight children and parents alike. 

Martin, Ann M. Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure. Feiwel and Friends, 2016.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has gone off to find her husband, so she asks her grandniece Missy to take care of her house and animals while she is gone. Of course, Missy also helps the neighborhood children and their parents with their various problems.

This book reads just like a classic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle story, with each chapter focusing on a different child, his/her problem, and Missy's solution for them. The updated book removes some of the obvious gender stereotypes and other dated language from the original series, making it universally appealing and a great read-aloud for a home or classroom. Recommended.

Recommended for: children, parents, fans of the original Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
Red Flags: none - this is a good, clean read for those who prefer books without red flags
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

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