Added some of my own rhyme to the page of the book which I brought with me, from Gouda, the Netherlands, in April/May, 1956.
The book was sold by the van Nelle coffee people. The pictures, to paste in, came with the coffee. All you had to do was buy that.
Piggelmee was based on the Russian folktale about the woman who was too greedy and kept wishing for more, until she wanted to be God and took it too far.
Piggelmee’s wife had the same problem but when it all fell apart, was content to drink the van Nelle coffee.