Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure

Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure

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"Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has left her Upside-Down House and the animals that live there in the care of her twenty-something niece, Missy. Luckily for the town's families, Missy Piggle-Wiggle is capable of concocting the same sort of inventive cures for bad behavior that made her aunt an indispensable community resource"--
Publisher: New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250071699
1250071690
Branch Call Number: XF MARTIN, ANN
Characteristics: 241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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CatherineG_1 Aug 11, 2017

As a child, I read the original Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books written by Betty McDonald. One of the two authors is her niece, Anne Parnell. The other author is Ann M. Martin of the Babysitter Club books.
Missy Piggle Wiggle is called to replace her aunt in Little Spring Valley. Her aunt's upside down house is where children come to play, bake, dress up, make friends and learn important lessons.
Great read for imaginative children with nice stories to tell.
Would be a wonderful choice for children involved with the Character Community activities.

samcmar Jun 11, 2017

This is the tale of Missy Piggle-Wiggle, who has taken over the Upside-Down House while her aunt Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has gone on a journey to find her husband. It is Missy's job to help the people of Little Spring Valley with whatever problems they might be having, while also conjuring up cures to assist with their problems.

I thought this book was utterly delightful and very cheeky. Missy is a delightful heroine and Wag the dog was a great companion character. What is great about this book is that the focus is on how MIssy Piggle-Wiggle helps all the different children in Little Spring Valley with their ailments. My particular favourite was Samantha, especially given that her problem is that everything is "just one more minute"! I will say, I laughed at that pretty hard, but only because it's my own namesake and every so often (and my husband can attest to it) I like to pull that same card out. I liked that each interaction with a different child felt self-contained, and there was always a touch of humour and heart to each situation.

Plus, Ben Hatke's artwork (well, what was present in the ARC) was absolutely fantastic and I really cannot wait to see how the resent of the illustrations look when a finished copy arrives on shelves. His art does an amazing job complementing the story.

And really, there's just a lot to love about Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure. It's charming, funny, and it will make you grin like a fool as you're reading it. These are my favourite kinds of middle grade novels, and with the cliffhanger of an event, I hope this becomes a new series, because I really want to see what other wacky adventures Missy gets herself into.

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darladoodles
Feb 05, 2017

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle was a favorite read aloud at our home when my boys were young. So, I was thrilled to see that her great niece Piggle-Wiggle has come along to continue curing the bad habits of young children around town.

Missy was a lovable character, but does not quite measure up to her predecessor. It was a very enjoyable book. I must say my favorite cure was the "apology bubble". Genius!

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sandraperkins
Jan 18, 2017

I loved the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books when I was a child; I read them over and over, and I can still remember many of the stories (the Tattletale Cure, the I Don't Want to Go to Bed Cure, the I Don't want to take a Bath Cure, etc.). This new book features Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's great niece, Missy Piggle-Wiggle, who is also well versed in the problems children can have and the best ways to cure them. Missy is a worthy successor to the original Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. The stories are clever and imaginative, and remind me of the original stories, though some of the children today have issues that seem more modern. I enjoyed this book so much I read it twice. I would highly recommend this book to children and adults alike (especially those adults who recall Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle from their own childhoods). I hope there will be more Missy Piggle-Wiggle books!

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joywolf83
Dec 29, 2016

I don't remember which much about the original Mrs. Piggly Wiggly books, however I do remember them being at least half the size of this one. Missy piggle-wiggle is called to her aunt's town to help with the children. She immediately falls in love with the local book store owner. (Literally sparks fly) The first family she visits, is in need of a "Super Nanny". I couldn't help thinking how different cultures raise their kids. My dad was like the mother in the book, however my mom was more strict and required respect. I'm mixed. Can you guess what ethnic background my parents were? Lol. Exactly. DNF

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