My favorite series as a kid (besides NANCY DREW of course!) was "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle". In a crazed effort to maintain calm and avoid car crashes, I've been getting books on CD from the library for the boys to listen to while we drive to our various destinations. I found Mrs. P-W, and offered it to the gang. They all turned up their noses (obvs it is a 'girl book', there's a lady in the title!), but I played it anyway because I wanted to hear it.
They loved Mrs. P-W too! Every day, they immediately quieted down and asked me to play the CD so we could all hear about the latest naughty child and how he/she gets cured by the amazing Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. I really had fun listening to the stories again. brought me right back to Madrona Street of about 40 years ago.
We're listening to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory now, and enjoying that one too. Yay for books on CD! You've saved my sanity!
And Tate should be watching for some Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle magic in the mail real soon...