History Literature / MrsPiggleWiggle

15th Jul '17 6:38:27 PM angie710
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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.

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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, [[DeterminedWidow she sets off on a journey to find him after he goes missing.missing]].
25th Jun '17 10:09:09 AM 8BrickMario
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* NoEnding: Some of the stories fail to illustrate how the children have learned from and grown past their cures, with the assumption that they stopped the cure and kept the improvements like always, but the lack flip conclusion has the accidental implication that the children were permanently altered instead.

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* NoEnding: Some of the stories fail to illustrate how the children have learned from and grown past their cures, with the assumption that they stopped the cure and kept the improvements like always, but the lack flip of conclusion has the accidental implication that the children were permanently altered instead.
16th Jun '17 1:56:45 PM Gravidef
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* HiddenSupplies: Mr. Piggle-Wiggle hid his fortune--gold, silver, cash, and jewels--in all kinds of secret places around Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's house, such as a drawer behind another drawer or a cubbyhole in the attic. In general, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle spends what she needs; when it begins to run low, she searches for another stash.
16th Jun '17 1:52:53 PM Gravidef
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* HeelRealization: A few stories feature parents realizing that their own indulgence and poor parenting has made their children turn out bad. A prime example is "The Bully": Mrs. Semicolon praises her son Nick for being bigger and stronger than other children, never once considering that he's using that size and strength to hurt them. When Nick uses a pair of heavy workboots to seriously harm another boy, Mrs. Semicolon blames her ''husband'' for letting their son wear them, prompting Mr. Semicolon to point out that Nick was the one who kicked the child, not the shoes.



* NecessaryEvil: Well, "evil" is too strong a word, but some of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's cures are terrifyingly extreme--using a magic tonic to make a child incredibly stupid (to the point where he's having emotional breakdowns), exhausting children by letting them stay up all night, "forgetting" to feed a child and leaving her out all night...granted, she never goes ''too'' far, but her remedies are still somewhat unsettling. However, they prove to be just what the doctor ordered in terms of fixing bad habits.



* ReversePsychology: Some of the cures.

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* ReversePsychology: Some of the cures. For example, the Never-Want-To-Go-To-Bedders cure involves letting the children stay up all night, and the Won't-Pick-Up-Toys treatment is letting the room get as messy as possible.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "The Waddle-I-Doers", the final story in "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic," lacks the magical cures of the rest of the book. Instead, Lee and Mimi Wharton are bored by the rain (which isn't terribly bad) and go to Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's for a party with all of the other neighborhood children, where she tells them that she's run out of money and fears for the future. This leads the kids to search the house for the hidden drawers, containers, and other concealed places where Mr. Piggle-Wiggle left a fortune. In the end, Mimi discovers the biggest cache of all in the attic, saving Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle from destitution.
4th Jun '17 12:14:43 PM 8BrickMario
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* ThemeNaming: A great deal of the background names in the books are extremely stuffy and/or formed from non-name words, like Ermintrude Broomrack or Guinevere Gardenfield.
3rd Jun '17 2:49:27 PM 8BrickMario
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* NoEnding: Some of the stories fail to illustrate how the children have learned from and grown past their cures, with the assumption that they stopped the cure and kept the improvements like always, but the lack flip conclusion has the accidental implication that the children were permanently altered instead.
27th Mar '17 7:48:06 AM ladyofthelibrary
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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.

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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 [[GreenAroundTheGills quickly goes green green]] [[IAteWhat 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.
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.
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