The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Publisher: Walker Books
Mrs Piggott does everything for her important husband and important sons. She cooks and cleans and has a job as well. She is completely taken for granted.
One day, the Piggott men come home to an empty house. Mrs Piggott has had enough. As they struggle to cope, their home turns into a piggery.
Mrs Piggott returns, but with conditions. The boys make their beds. Dad learns to iron. They cook together. Mum also does her chores - she mends the car.
Comic illustrations show that as life deteriorates, pigs invade the Piggotts' lives. They are everywhere from the wallpaper to the telephone to the pepperpot.
Humour permeates this gentle exploration of gender stereotypes which will entertain families and mums in particular.