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Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard

Howard Roger Garis

Book Overview: 

Uncle Wiggily Longears, an old bunny gentleman now stricken with rheumatism and getting around with a cane, still is quite active. In these stories, he encounters a string of characters from Mother Goose's tales and has adventures that are not quite in keeping with her books!

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Once upon a time there were three little pigs, named Grunter, Squeaker and——’”

“Oh, yes, I remember!” Uncle Wiggily said. “I met your brother Grunter yesterday, and helped him build his straw house.”

“Little pig! Little pig!
Let me come in!”

“That was kind of you,” spoke Squeaker. “I suppose the bad old wolf got him, though. Too bad! Well, it can’t be helped, as it is that way in the book.”

Uncle Wiggily didn’t say anything about having saved Grunter, for he wanted to surprise Squeaker, so the rabbit gentleman just twinkled his nose again and asked:

“May I have the pleasure of helping you build your house of wood?”

“Indeed you may, thank you,” said Squeaker. “I suppose the old wolf will be along soon, so we had better hurry to get the. . . Read More

Community Reviews

My Grandmother used to read this book to me as a child. A must read for kids. Wonderful adventures seen through a child's eyes....more

The children adored this. I found it a bit cloying and repetitive, with Uncle Wiggily continually encountering characters with ridiculous dilemmas (saying "oh dear, oh dear") and solving them with equally ridiculous and serendipitous methods. The thing that made it fun for the children was their fam

Childhood Memories

I remember reading Uncle Wiggily books as a child. I would spend hours curled on the couch on rainy afternoons lost in Uncle Wiggily stories. I get that same warm feeling now re-reading the same books I read over 60 years ago...thanks, Amazon.

After innumerable volumes, Uncle Wiggily's adventures do tend to run together for the adult reader, but goodness gracious me and a sack of watermelons, Garis does know how to hold the attention of the young.

The schtick for this volume is that our beloved rabbit gentleman helps out Mother Goose and