I received the book featured in this post for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.
My love of reading started when I was really young. My parents always encouraged me to read. Especially my mom. Books have bonded us together. We can talk about a great book for hours. When I was in about the third grade my mom told me about a series of books called Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. The books told the story of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle a woman who lives in an upside-down house in the town of Little Spring Valley and used to be married to a pirate. The neighborhood kids love to come to her house. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has some great talents. She has magical powers and knows how to create potions to help the neighborhood kids when they have troubles like becoming an Answer-Backer or Selfish. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle was the first book series I ever read and my love of books grew because of her. I loved getting lost in her adventures of helping kids and seeing the crazy things she would do. Did I mention that some of her animals can talk and the upside-down house can communicate with Mrs Piggle-Wiggle as well. I haven’t read Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle in years. I did tell my kids about the series though.
I was thrilled when a few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to read a re-vamped version of the Piggle-Wiggle series. The new series is written by the great-granddaughter Ann M. Martin of the author Betty MacDonald who wrote the original Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series. I was introduced to Missy Piggle-Wiggle the great-niece of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. She is taking care of her great-aunt’s pets and the upside down house in the town of Little Spring Valley while her great-aunt is off searching for her pirate husband. She also helps the neighborhood children with such problems as Smarty-pants and Won’t-Walk-The-Dog by giving them magical cures that her great-aunt passed down to her. The neighborhood kids love her just as much as they love Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It brought back so many childhood memories. It was fun reading about how Missy helped the neighborhood kids with their problems even when they didn’t even really know they had a problem. The parents are so relieved for her help. It makes their lives better. I enjoyed reading how she helps the neighborhood children. She also is repairing the upside down house from damage do to a storm. Through it all she still has a positive attitude and a smile.
I think this book is great for all ages. But it is more suited for ages 9-12. However everyone can enjoy it. It would be a great book to read with your child together to spark conversation and talk about good decisions.
What were your favorite books to read as a child?