Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Symbols & Objects

Betty MacDonald
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The Upside-Down House

Th upside-down house is a symbol of the silliness of the novel, which is typical throughout the series.

Body Language

Body language is a symbol of a person's mood or attitude, and it seen throughout the novel. Mary O'Toole is a girl who begins to talk back to everyone around her until Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lends Mary a parrot that talks back better than Mary. Mary's stance and the position of her face are symbols of her preparation to talk back. Allen, the little boy who refuses to eat, is slumped on the back of the pony, and his stance is a symbol that he has grown weak from hunger.

The Peppermint Sticks

Peppermint sticks are a gift from Mrs. Robertson to the children of the neighborhood. The candies symbolize the importance of sharing. Dick refuses to share the candy, and his mother sends him...

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