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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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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2 Responses to What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?

  1. Sheila says:

    I loved Miss Piggle-Wiggle too.


  2. 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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