For my children’s feature this week, rather than a single review I would like to pay homage to the Mr Men and Little Miss series by the late, Roger Hargreaves.
These little books were a staple in our household during the eighties when our children were very young. The illustrations are simple and funny and the stories are just the right length to keep a young child interested all the way through without too much fidgeting.
I kept a few of our original books and began reading them to our grandchildren. They love looking on the back of the books to see the other titles in the Mr Men series and so I have added to our library and now we have a whole stack of them again.
If you enjoy reading aloud the Mr Men books are ideal. Mr Noisy is a great character. All the people in Wobbletown are frightened of him because he shouts so loudly even when he is only buying a loaf of bread.
When most people sneeze you can hear them in the next room
When Mr Noisy sneezes you can hear him in the next country!
From Mr Happy:-
If you’ve never seen a mouse smile or a cat, or a dog, or even a worm – go to Happy land
From Mr Forgetful:-
It was such a lovely day Mr Forgetful decided to walk down to the village to buy a stamp for a letter he’d written three weeks ago but had forgotten to post…
I really do love these little books and recommend you try them. Even the covers make me smile. Have a fun Friday!