Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Hargreaves, Roger "Mr. Men"

Hargreaves, Roger "Mr. Men" - 1971ff.

Roger Hargreaves wrote 48 Mr. Men books. Books about all sorts of traits a person can have, always concentrated in one person. There is Mr. Bump who always bumps into everything, one of my boys' favourites. Then there is Mr. Rush who is always rushing somewhere. Mr. Happy is happy, Mr. Silly is silly, Mr. Small is small and Mr. Tall is tall. Well, it goes on like that. My kids also loved Mr. Grumpy because he made funny faces. The absolute favourite in our family was Mr. Tickle. His arms were so long, they could come from anywhere and tickle you. All children like that.


Every single Mr. Men is lovely illustrated, kids can recognize them instantly.

Whether you just read a few or all of the little stories, they are lovely goodnight stories for little children and good books for beginner readers.





Here is a list of all the little Mr. Men books:

Mr. Tickle - 1971
Mr. Greedy - 1971
Mr. Happy - 1971
Mr. Nosey - 1971
Mr. Sneeze - 1971
Mr. Bump - 1971
Mr. Snow - 1972
Mr. Messy - 1972
Mr. Topsy-Turvy - 1972
Mr. Silly - 1972
Mr. Uppity - 1972
Mr. Small - 1972
Mr. Daydream - 1972
Mr. Forgetful - 1976
Mr. Jelly (or Mr. Nervous) - 1976
Mr. Noisy - 1976

Mr. Lazy - 1976
Mr. Funny - 1976
Mr. Mean (or Mr. Stingy) - 1976
Mr. Chatterbox - 1976
Mr. Fussy - 1976
Mr. Bounce - 1976
Mr. Muddle - 1976
Mr. Dizzy - 1976
Mr. Impossible - 1976
Mr. Strong - 1976
Mr. Grumpy - 1978
Mr. Clumsy - 1978
Mr. Quiet - 1978
Mr. Rush - 1978
Mr. Tall - 1978
Mr. Worry - 1978
Mr. Nonsense - 1978
Mr. Wrong - 1978
Mr. Skinny - 1978
Mr. Mischief - 1978
Mr. Clever - 1978
Mr. Busy - 1978
Mr. Slow - 1978
Mr. Brave - 1990
Mr. Grumble - 1990
Mr. Perfect - 1990
Mr. Cheerful - 1990
Mr. Cool - 2003
Mr. Rude - 2003
Mr. Good - 2003
Mr. Nobody - 1985/2010

If you have the complete collection, you can actually read "My Mr. Men Library" in the Mr. Men font on the spine. Looks nice on the bookshelf but we never managed to get all of them.

From the back cover: "The lasting appeal of these classic books will ensure this collection takes pride of place on any child's nursery bookshelf. The Mr. Men have been delighting children for generations with their charming and funny antics."

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