History Literature / MrsPiggleWiggle

16th Jan '17 8:15:15 PM JMQwilleran
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In 2016, a new spin-off of the series, titled ''Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure'' was released, featuring Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's spunky niece Missy Piggle-Wiggle, written by Ann M. Martin and Annie Parnell, with illustrations by Ben Hatke.

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In 2016, a new spin-off of the series, titled ''Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure'' was released, featuring Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's spunky niece Missy Piggle-Wiggle, written by Ann M. Martin and Annie Parnell, with illustrations by Ben Hatke. Following the success of this first book in the new series, a second, titled ''Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Won't-Want-the-Dog Cure'' is [[https://www.amazon.com/Missy-Piggle-Wiggle-Wont-Walk-Dog-Cure/dp/1250071704 slated for release]] on September 5, 2017.
17th Dec '16 7:20:34 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* [[NotGoodWithPeople Not Good With Adults]]: Although she will happily discuss the childrens' problems over the phone when the parents call, she does not invite adult guests over or socialize with them like she does with the neighborhood kids. (This would be considered creepy today.)

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** A more localized incident appears in Lester's first story. The mother of the boy who Lester is teaching serves pork chops for dinner and Lester [[IAteWhat quickly goes green when he realizes]] [[ImAHumanitarian just what he ate]] though good manners prevent him from allowing his discomfort to be known. Then the boy comes downstairs the next day to his mother making bacon and promptly scolds her for being so rude to Lester.
* [[NotGoodWithPeople Not Good With Adults]]: Although she will happily discuss the childrens' children's problems over the phone when the parents call, she does not invite adult guests over or socialize with them like she does with the neighborhood kids. (This would be considered creepy today.)
10th Oct '16 9:09:30 PM JMQwilleran
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* CelibateHero: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is never mentioned as being so much as interested in other men after the death of her husband.

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* CelibateHero: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is never mentioned as being so much as interested in other men after the death of her husband. And in ''Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure'', in which he's not dead, she sets off on a journey to find him after he goes missing.
9th Oct '16 10:02:13 PM JMQwilleran
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* MeaningfulName: ''Dick'' Thompson in "The Selfish Boy Cure", at least before his redemption.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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''Dick'' Thompson in "The Selfish Boy Cure", at least before his redemption.redemption.
** ''Missy Piggle-Wiggle'' has a group of children with the last name of Freeforall who are, collectively, the Freeforalls. Each of them has their own particular brand of awful behavior until Missy Piggle-Wiggle deals with them.
9th Oct '16 8:03:02 PM JMQwilleran
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-->''This is how Samantha knew she was growing up: She didn't cry. She didn't accuse her parents of torturing her or abandoning her. She simply said. "All right. I'll make my own dinner." ... ... When Edison and Trillium returned two hours later, they found a clean house, the dishwasher humming, and Samantha finishing her homework while Penelope dozed on her porch.''

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-->''This is how Samantha knew she was growing up: She didn't cry. She didn't accuse her parents of torturing her or abandoning her. She simply said. "All right. I'll make my own dinner." ... ... When Edison and Trillium returned two hours later, they found a clean house, the dishwasher humming, and Samantha finishing her homework while Penelope dozed on her porch.perch.''
9th Oct '16 7:32:17 PM JMQwilleran
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* TheFifties: Or thereabouts.

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* TheFifties: TheFifties
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Or thereabouts.thereabouts for the original ''Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle'' books.
** ''Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure'', however, is clearly set in the era it's written of the 2010s, as the characters are stated to use modern computers, as well as things such as flat-screen televisions. On the other hand, though, the problems faced are quite similar to those from the original books, which shows that in many ways things haven't changed. Kids still have problems like being tardy, not caring about others, or being a [[KnowNothingKnowItAll know-it-all]], while the parents are still guilty of stuff like not enforcing proper discipline or being too permissive.
9th Oct '16 7:24:42 PM JMQwilleran
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* FriendToAllChildren: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves kids and really understands them.

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* FriendToAllChildren: FriendToAllChildren
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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves kids and really understands them.them.
** Missy Piggle-Wiggle is equally good with children. Not long after she arrives to take charge of the upside-down house, the house is soon humming with children who come over regularly to hang out or play.
9th Oct '16 7:19:10 PM JMQwilleran
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In ''Missy Piggle-Wiggle'', similar to the television show, Mr. Piggle-Wiggle isn't dead, simply missing.
9th Oct '16 7:17:15 PM JMQwilleran
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first book, the cures Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle recommended were realistic, if comically exaggerated, and generally involved reverse psychology; in later books, all the cures had a magical element to them.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness
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In the first book, the cures Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle recommended were realistic, if comically exaggerated, and generally involved reverse psychology; in later books, all the cures had a magical element to them.them.
** ''Missy Piggle-Wiggle'' mixes things up a bit. ''Most'' of the cures involve a magical element, but one or two are just reverse psychology sort of stuff.



* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: The cure for children who want to stay up all night is just to ''let them.'' The children end up discovering that it's annoying to be tired all the time during the day, and then when they fall asleep at a movie première they'd been looking forward to for ages, that's the last straw.

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* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: WantingIsBetterThanHaving
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The cure for children who want to stay up all night is just to ''let them.'' The children end up discovering that it's annoying to be tired all the time during the day, and then when they fall asleep at a movie première they'd been looking forward to for ages, that's the last straw. straw.
** Similarly, in ''Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure'', the Just-One-More-Minute Cure for Samantha Tickle is to simply state that something is about to happen and that there aren't going to be any further reminders, and then stick with that. Well, that and Missy Piggle-Wiggle sending her snarky talking parrot Penelope over to be Samantha's babysitter, as she's going to be spending a lot of time alone. The cure finally works when Samantha's parents have to go to eat out due to the kitchen being a disaster because of Samantha not doing her chores. Samantha is left behind and first fixes herself pasta with vegetables, then scrubs, washes and dries the entire kitchen top-to-bottom.
-->''This is how Samantha knew she was growing up: She didn't cry. She didn't accuse her parents of torturing her or abandoning her. She simply said. "All right. I'll make my own dinner." ... ... When Edison and Trillium returned two hours later, they found a clean house, the dishwasher humming, and Samantha finishing her homework while Penelope dozed on her porch.''
27th Sep '16 8:21:11 PM JMQwilleran
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In 2016, a new spin-off of the series, titled ''Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure'' was released, featuring Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's spunky niece Missy Piggle-Wiggle, written by Ann M. Martin and Annie Parnell, with illustrations by Ben Hatke.
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