Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm

Mrs Piggle Wiggle s Farm Ms Piggle Wiggle has left her upside down town house and has moved to a farm in the country With the help of her cows and pigs and horses she s still curing girls and boys of their bad habits So what

  • Title: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm
  • Author: Betty MacDonald Maurice Sendak
  • ISBN: 9780739330500
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Ms Piggle Wiggle has left her upside down town house and has moved to a farm in the country With the help of her cows and pigs and horses, she s still curing girls and boys of their bad habits So whatever the problem from pet forgetter itis to fraidycat ness the parents all exclaim, Better call Mrs Piggle Wiggle

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    1. The first book written by Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I, rocketed to the top of the national bestseller list in 1945 Translations followed in than 30 languages, along with a series of popular movies In the wake of World War II, the hilarious accounts of MacDonald s adventures as a backwoods farmer s wife in Chimacum Valley were a breath of fresh air for readers around the world On the negative side, her book spawned a perception of Washington as a land of eccentric country bumpkins like Ma and Pa Kettle.Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard, called Betsy in childhood and later known world wide as Betty MacDonald, was born in Boulder, Colorado, to Darsie and Elsie Sydney Bard on March 26, 1908 Her father, a mining engineer, moved the family frequently before settling in Seattle Betty attended the St Nicholas School on Capitol Hill, then Lincoln High School In 1924 she graduated from Roosevelt High School.On July 9, 1927, Betty Bard married Robert E Heskett and moved with him to the farm in the tiny community of Center in the Chimacum Valley near Port Townsend that lacked both plumbing and electricity Betty later regaled family and friends with stories of her struggles during this time, eventually transforming them into the book that would make her famous.After four years, Betty left Robert Hesket, taking their two daughters, Anne and Joan, with her She returned to the family home in Seattle and worked at various jobs, keeping her sense of humor and her journal even when tuberculosis forced her to spend a year at Firland Sanatorium in what is now the city of Shoreline.On April 29, 1942, she married Donald C MacDonald 1910 1975 and moved with him and her daughters to a beach home on Vashon Island Built as a summer home, it was cold and damp and in need of improvements Anne and Joan enrolled in school while Don and Betty commuted to Seattle for work every day Betty later described her daily scramble from home to the ferry dock in book Onions In The Stew It was always seven o clock and my ferry left at seven twenty and I should have left at six fifty and now I would have to run the last quarter of a mile I wore loafers and woolen socks over my silk stockings, carried my office shoes along with my lunch, purse, current book and grocery list in a large green felt bag The county trail connecting our beach with the rest of the world begins at a cluster of mailboxes down by the dock, meanders along the steep southwest face of the island about fifty feet above the shore, and ends at our house if it was dark when I left the house and it usually was I ran the rest of the way to the ferry This boisterous early morning activity also started my blood circulating, churning, really, and by the time I got to the office I was not only bileless, I was boiling hot p 57 Their fortune changed with a call from MacDonald s sister, Mary Bard Jensen 1904 1970 At a cocktail party, Mary ran into a friend who was a publishing company scout and told him that Betty was writing a book which she was not Betty whipped up the proposal for The Egg and I to save her sister embarrassment The scout requested a full manuscript, which was rejected by one publishing house With the assistance of the New York literary agency Brandt Brandt, the book was serialized in the Atlantic Monthly and then published by J.B Lippincott She dedicated the book To my sister Mary, who has always believed that I can do anything she puts her mind to.

    2. This past weekend, my husband and I had a major household project. For the past twenty-plus years, we'd slept on a mattress placed on a wooden platform which the previous owners of our home had constructed in our bedroom. We'd not had the inclination before to dismantle it, but when our mattress began causing my back too much pain, we decided to buy a real bed and take the platform down on Memorial Day weekend. So we did.Part of the platform was a wooden shelf right behind the bed, where we'd pu [...]

    3. Oh what a broad range of reaction is to be found in a three star review. A casual observer might think that I liked the first three Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books equally. How wrong that observer would be. The first one was squarely in the middle of the spectrum. Truly, I "liked it", no more no less. The second one was a high three. I quite enjoyed reading it aloud, but as it isn't something I would ever pick up and reread to myself for pleasure, it couldn't quite make the leap across the 4-star divid [...]

    4. I sat down and read all four Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books in one fell 2 day or so swoop. Take aways: 1. All the children in Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle grew up to be hippies, went to Vietnam, danced disco, got rich in the 1980s, went through tech bubbles and real estate booms, and now are retiring en mass. 2. Hilary Knight and Maurice Sendak are equally good illustrators, and their envisioning of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle herself are totally different, but both versions smell like gingerbread and are very huggable. [...]

    5. I have heard of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle , but we'd never read any of the books in this series before. When I saw this audio CD, I thought it might be a good one to listen to, even though I was pretty sure it was not the first book in the series. As I started to post my review here, I see that it's the third book in the series, but we had no difficulties understanding the context of the story and we enjoyed listening to the different stories about the hard-to-manage children. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle approa [...]

    6. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the original "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle," although my six-year-old seemed to like it well enough. What started off as a clever gimmick in the first book kind of gets old in the subsequent books. It doesn't help that MacDonald also lengthened the chapters in her subsequent books without really adding any substance -- you can tell she was just trying to stretch sparse ideas into enough material to make a book. In this one, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, the woman who knows everyth [...]

    7. These are not a joy for parents to read.I cringe the entire time because each child's issue to correct seems taken directly from my parenting life or from that of one of my friends. It's the same reason I hate watching those nanny shows on TV. I get no pleasure from watching other people mess up their children and why would I want to watch someone else's children behaving badly?Anyway, my children think the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books are delightful. They also like that she never gets mad, never ye [...]

    8. These books have a surprising amount of snark in them for the adult reader. The mothers are shown as busybodies with nothing to do beyond child-rearing (which, being in a Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle story, they are not succeeding at), except to make "snacks" for their luncheons at various "societies". That the snacks seem to include vile combinations of just about everything except the kitchen sink, and the societies seem to exist merely to host these luncheons. Dads don't get off the hook either. Most o [...]

    9. This book got back to more realistic cures, but the farm is out of the neighborhood so it is more like a summer camp for one child at a time. Given that the parents mostly do not seem to know Mrs. Piggle Wiggle well I find leaving children with her particularly odd. I think I liked these books far more as a child and while they would probably be fun to read as a parent aloud to children who keep picking garbage books, as the better ones of the series almost seem to be more for parents to know th [...]

    10. It seems like Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle doesn't actually do anything in this one; the kids are just cured because they get out of their house and spend time on her farm. No magic is involved (like in the last one). There aren't as many stories as in the first two books, and since there are no clever or magical cures it's a duller read.In one of the stories, the dad literally says he's going to beat his son with a razor strap. Mom vetoes that. Dads are generally pretty useless in the MPW books.

    11. I liked this one better than the first because we got to see Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle more! Evie loved the stories and I didn’t find the children’s habits in this one to be quite as annoying 😜

    12. Audiobook. This is my second favorite in this series. It was fun to hear the creative ways Mrs Piggle Wiggle cured the kids while the helped on her farm.

    13. I have listened to this audio book about 5 times now and I think Betty MacDonald is trolling me from the grave.

    14. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Farm is a bit of an odd Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle book, in that it’s not at all like Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle or Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic, but it’s also not like Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, either.Basically, Farm doesn’t have either the magical cures present in Hello or Magic, or the slightly-more-realistic parenting techniques of the first book. In fact, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle doesn’t even seem to do much in this book, beyond providing a little bit of discipline and a farm wher [...]

    15. Just as much fun today as it was in my childhood. Love Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. However, probably the weakest in the series.

    16. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is a nice old lady who cures the faults of almost every child in her town. It starts with the child driving his [or her] parents crazy. They then take drastic measures and send their children to Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle handles any sort of fault. From fraidy-cats to liars she will get the job done. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle uses very humane techniques to cure her “patients”. For example, if she was trying to cure a child who loves to destroy things she would make [...]

    17. I finished reading this to my second-graders this week. I'd forgotten how much fun it is. When I was a little girl, my dad had the whole series of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books at his apartment for when we came to visit him. I read them all several times. Not only does she have the best "cures" (read: sensible child-rearing skills) for disobedient children, but the names of the characters are just fantastic: the father of the little boy from the last story in the book was named Hearthrug. Imagine hol [...]

    18. We just finished reading this aloud and near the end, it was almost too painful for me to read some of the long descriptions. The scene with the forgetful boy who never completes an errand for his mother and gets sidetracked multiple times in daydream on the foot of the stairs or lolling out the window, gawking at the neighbors' goings-on. It was all too reminiscent of my girls staring out the bathroom window in a daze, while standing on the potty stool with little backsides drying in the breeze [...]

    19. Ugh! What a boring children's book! My kids got bored with it pretty quickly, and so did I. The language was too unnecessarily drawn out with dull details for a children's book in my opinion. Seriously, who cares that the kid's mom's friends were all wearing at the fancy party where they made the mom feel left out and the gossip of the town. Sheesh, whoever was supposed to edit this book did not consider the fact that the book was meant for children and not housewives. For a book with talking an [...]

    20. At the height of the summer, The Eight-Year-Old discovered Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle in a used book store near Canandaigua Lake, New York. For those of you not familiar with the series, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle specializes in magically silly cures for Answer-Backers, Never-Want-to-Go-to-Bedders, and bored children afflicted with a terrible case of the dreaded Waddle-I-Do disease. I loved the books as a child, and it was great fun to hear The Eight-Year-Old chortle her way through them too.Review originally p [...]

    21. The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books are my favorite series for a slightly older childrens audience (ages 6 to 10). I say this; however, I still read them myself. I have fond memories of my mom reading these stories to me everynight: The first night we would read up until Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle was called; the second night we would read about the cure.This particular book is not a favorite of mine from the series. I don't really remember reading the stories in it more than once. Still a good book to have; h [...]

    22. This book is about Mrs. Piggle Wiggle on a farm. There weren't any cures like magic potions or magic powders, but there was a fraidy-cat cure, and there was a cure for destructiveness, and there was also one for a can't find it cure. And there was also a not-truthful cure, then there was the pet-forgetter. This is all the cures in the book. My favorite cure was the destructiveness cure, it was because a boy destructed everything and then he got cured of it. He went to Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's farm a [...]

    23. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle moved out of the city into the country and is up to her usual activity of curing children of unwanted behaviors. Instead of magical potions, she uses behavioral tactics to change her younglings' behaviors. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle helps a scaredy cat girl, a boy who disassembles everything as well as other children with poor habits. Once again, each child possesses an amusing name, if not their first name then their surnamebut, who knows?ybe "Enterprise" will make a resurgence as a [...]

    24. Kids with less than desirable social traits (lying, bragging, neglecting animals) go to Mrs. Piggle Wiggle when their parents are at their wits end and can't think of what else to do with them. They are always led, through their own actions and in a humorous manner, to change their ways.The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books are some of the few that my son requests to hear repeated reading of. He likes to compare himself to the characters and when he seems somebody acting in away that he sees as less than [...]

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