Many of today’s kids, just like those in the mid–20th century, when Betty MacDonald published the four original Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books, don’t put away their toys. Some don’t want to take a bath. There are, in this day and age, still Never-Want-to-Go-to-Bedders, Slow-Eater-Tiny-Bite-Takers and Interrupters. But many 21st century kids (despite the fact that in 2007, decades after MacDonald’s death, a fifth installment was put out by her daughter, who added several new stories to one previously unpublished by her mother) may not be familiar with the lovable Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. She could cure any behavioral malady with her magic and wisdom. Who couldn’t love a protagonist with such a fun name and an upside-down house? If only Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle were around today to offer cures for some more grownup problems.