Missy Piggle-Wiggle Returns

Dear Missy, I’m afraid this is yet another letter written in haste, as I believe I’m closing in on my husband the rest of the pirates….Can you stay on a bit longer? Have you needed to search for the silver key yet? If you have and you still need money, well, there are always Mr. Piggle-Wiggle’s gold doubloons. But I would rather you not sell them, for reasons you well understand….

So begins another year in Little Spring Valley for Missy Piggle-Wiggle. With her aunt still searching for her lost pirate husband, Missy will just have to continue doing the task given to her by her aunt. Taking care of the upside-down house and curing the town’s children of nasty habits is now becoming easy for Missy – what with having lived in the valley for a year now – but when a terrible storm threatens to ruin Missy’s new home, she’ll have to think fast. Repairs will have to be made, funds are stretching thin, and the citizens of Little Spring Valley need her help once more! Maybe even Missy Piggle-Wiggle can’t fix this mess.

I’ve been waiting for the followup to Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure for a while now, so I was really happy to find that this book had arrived at our local library and that it was an enjoyable sequel. Ann M. Martin delivers with this second book in her promising new Missy Piggle-Wiggle series and I loved reading about the further adventures of the characters we read about in the previous book. For fans of the original Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle stories, these will be a treat. For younger audiences or even for older audiences, being able to flip through Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Won’t-Walk-the-Dog Cure will be a delight. It will take you back to a simpler time when problems could be fixed in an afternoon at an upside-down house with a quirky magic-maker who bakes the most delectable chocolate chip cookies in the world.

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