Monday, December 19, 2011

Mailbox Monday - Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Treasury and Die Buying



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Title: The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Treasurey
Author: Betty MacDonald
Illustrator: Hilary Knight
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: June 15, 1995
Format: Paperback; Pgs 392
Genre: Children
Source: Paperback Swap

Summary

This treasury contains the first three books in the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children's diseases as Won't-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

It's impossible to upset Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Whatever happens, she takes it in stride, and usually laughs about it, too. If you give her a gift, she will treasure it. If you break something, she'll show you how to fix it. If you tell her what you dreamed last night, she'll listen — and even help you tell the parts you forget.

Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

The incomparable Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves children good or bad and never scolds but has positive cures for Answer-Backers, Never-Want-to-Go-to-Bedders, and other boys and girls with strange habits.



Title: Die Buying
Author: Laura Disilverio
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Publication Date: August 2, 2011
Format: Paperback; Pgs 276
Genre: Cozy Myster
Source: Paperback Swap
Series:A Mall Cop Mystery #1


OVERVIEW:
Emma-Joy “EJ” Ferris, a security officer with the Fernglen Galleria, likes mall cop work, although it’s usually more humdrum than the military policing she did until an IED left her with a bum knee and a medical retirement at thirty-one. Relocated to Vernonville, Virginia, 50 miles from Washington D.C., EJ deals with shoplifting teens, vandals spray-painting Christian graffiti on cars, and a boss who acts like the halls of Fernglen are the mean streets of Newark. She also copes with her 83-year-old Grandpa Atherton, a long-retired CIA operative who likes to “keep his hand in” by purchasing all the latest techno-gadgets and spying on mall customers and shopkeepers. EJ’s boredom vanishes the week someone “liberates” all the reptiles, including a 15-ft python, from The Herpetology Hut (known to mall denizens as Herpes Hut) and a body turns up, posed as a mannequin, in the window of Diamant√©, an upscale boutique. With the help of her mall “family”–her friend Kyra who runs the magic store; Joel, her fellow mall cop who hero worships her; and the attractive and mysterious Jay Callahan who recently bought the cookie franchise—and her Grandpa Atherton, EJ must quickly catch the killer since fear of another murder is emptying the mall faster than you can say, “All sales final.”

2 comments:

Tribute Books Mama said...

I hope you enjoy your books.

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Peggy said...

I have miss tiggy winkle. She is a hedgehog. your books sound great! Happy reading and Merry Christmas. I am doing a book giveaway hop over and enter!