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What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?

Our once-again-mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old reads a lot of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and buries my inbox in animal stories. 

A sampling of this week’s books:


At the height of the summer, The Eight-Year-Old discovered Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle in a used book store near Canandaigua Lake, New York. For those of you not familiar with the series, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle specializes in magically silly cures for Answer-Backers, Never-Want-to-Go-to-Bedders, and bored children afflicted with a terrible case of the dreaded Waddle-I-Do disease. I loved the books as a child, and it was great fun to hear The Eight-Year-Old chortle her way through them too.

In the news:

The Eight-Year-Old’s least favorite part of summer is the part where Mommyo takes time off from Caterpickles. When Caterpickles is offline, The Eight-Year-Old can’t share fun news stories like this:

Real-life Bambi and Thumper frolic around Estes Park YMCA (9News)

or this:

Japan just created a Google street view for cats (Vox)

or this:

Hey Internet! Japan actually has eleven cat islands (Quartz)

or this:

Disneyland finds balance with feral cats (Alley Cat Allies)

or this:

Buzz Aldrin proves the government has a form for everything (Gizmodo)

(Ok, that last one came from Daddyo.)

Fortunately, I’m back, so now she/he/we can.

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2 Responses to “What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?”

  1. Kate's Bookshelf

    Ah, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Some of my favorite books from childhood. We still have them! My sister reads them, and now that you mentioned them, I should pull them out myself. I always loved the one where the boy didn’t want to wash so radishes sprouted out of his skin…. So good. Hilarious fun.



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