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Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Reboot of classic series preserves original's charm.

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Readers are in excellent hands with this redo of a classic series that updates the books for a new generation while preserving the charm, humor, and warmth of the originals. Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure author Ann M. Martin brings to the project her expertise with series (The Baby-Sitters Club) as well as a deft literary touch. The new book's magical, full of the sort of potions that will excite Harry Potter readers, and it's told in prose so charming and inviting that kids won't care that the stories make fun of their annoying behaviors. The very silly names like Beaufort Crumpet and Edison Tickle clue readers in they're meant to laugh at themselves.

There's also a sweet bit of romance. When the touchingly awkward bookstore owner, Harold Spectacle, meets Missy, "A shower of sparks glittered briefly in the air and sputtered out." Readers may feel the same magic sparks when introduced to Missy and this delightful new addition to the series.

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