The author of "The Babysitters Club" is penning a new reboot series everyone!
If you were a child of the ’90s, chances are you were well acquainted with The Babysitters Club gang, and all their (totally tame, always wrapped-up-by-the-end-of-the- book) adventures. There was just something about a group of BFFs running their own babysitting business that spoke to something inside each and every one of us.
Which is why our inner tween is STOKED to find out from Vulture that Babysitter’s Club author Ann A. Martin is currently relaunching a book series!
No, it’s not a BSC reboot (sad faces forever), but rather a relaunch of the 1950s Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series. According to Amazon, the original Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, “lives in an upside-down house and smells like cookies. She was even married to a pirate once. Most of all, she knows everything about children. She can cure them of any ailment.”
Sounds downright WHIMSICAL!
Martin is apparently revising the original with a younger, hipper lead who will be more relatable to new readers: “Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s 20-something grandniece, Missy Piggle-Wiggle.” The kids she babysits in her (still) upside down house will now be eating kale chips and using cell phones, but they’ll continue to have creative, unique adventures with Missy (and no TV allowed).
All right, we officially wish we were 10-years-old again.
Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure is out September 6th, TODAY(!) and will be the first of three planned for the series. Oh, and while Martin says she’s never been tempted to write a book for adults, she has been thinking about writing a book about a cat. #MAGICAL!