A Fun and Funny Fix It Series
- What: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Books
- When: 6 years and up
- Why: Funny, imaginative, affordable
- Where: Amazon
Have a problem getting your child into a bath? Maybe they don’t put their toys away. Whatever the issue, Betty MacDonald’s Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle can help!
Even if she doesn’t solve all your child-related issues, this lovable character delights kids of all ages as she solves problems both big and small. She lives in an upside down house and smells delightfully of fresh-baked cookies no matter the time of day or activity. Kids can relate to the everyday chores that get turned into fun by way of feats of imagination courtesy of the title character.
These books have large text and multiple chapters. Each chapter deals with a different issue present in a child living nearby. The longer chapters work well for intermediate readers ready to move up from books with more frequent illustrations, without the amount of text becoming overwhelming. These books also have black and white illustrations sprinkled throughout the book, typically with one smaller one at the beginning of each chapter and a full page cartoon towards the end of each chapter.
MacDonald has written six books featuring Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. You can buy them individually, or a set of the first three books. Or you can start the spin-off series, Missy Piggle-Wiggle, a series of three books.