The "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle" books were written by Betty MacDonald (also the author of 'The Egg and I').
I had never read a Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle book to my kids yet - but decided today was the day. They LOVED it! What's not to like about a story that includes a boy stuck in his room b/c his toys are all over the place and he has to have his food sent up to him by a garden rake, outside his bedroom window?
My favorite story as a child was the one about the little girl who always "misheard" things...she calls a friend's house to see if she can come out and play...the friend's mother answers the phone and says she can't come out b/c she was riding on her coaster and fell and got hurt. Mishearing girl takes that to be "she fell into the toaster and got burnt up". I remember thinking that part was so hilarious! I even remember where I was sitting when I read it...out on my parent's front steps...which means I was at least 8 yrs old and could have been as old as 12 yrs old.
Just hope the kids don't get any ideas from these books...