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Roger Hargreaves is the well-known creator of the Mr Men and Little Miss collections of stories that are well loved by children and quite often adults alike. Little Miss Trouble is number 6 in the Little Miss collection and was first published in 1981. Little Miss Bad is not one of the most-well known Little Miss characters due to the fact that Roger's son Adam created her after Roger's death. Her popularity however is increasing rapidly.
Little Miss Bad is a roundish character and a deep pink in colour. She has a bright blue nose and freckles. Her black hair is tied into bunches with two purple bows. This picture of her is printed in the centre of the front cover along with her name. The back of the book has smaller pictures of all the Little Miss characters in the series along with their names and numbers.
One morning Little Miss Sunshine was looking out of the window and thinking about all the bad things that had happened that week. Some of things had been a little bad, some quite bad and some, like leaving the tap on in Little Miss Neat's house while she was away, were very bad indeed. Now nobody knew who had done all of these bad deeds but Little Miss Sunshine had a good idea - Little Miss Bad.
The problem was however how she was going to catch her out. Luckily for Little Miss Sunshine it was at that moment that she had a very clever idea and the next morning a poster appeared in town. It announced a competition to discover the most mischievous or bad trick that had been played that week and the prize was to be a superb holiday. But would Little Miss Bad fall for the plan and what would happen if she did?
Little Miss Bad is a brilliant story for children as it is very entertaining to read. The book itself is printed like all the other stories in the series; it has writing on the left hand side and colourful pictures on the right hand side. The font style and the pictures however aren't exactly the same as those within the books that Roger created, as the font in Little Miss Bad is less bold and the pictures are more colourful and bright. The story however is just as good and shows how talents can pass so easily through a family.
This story as well as all the others in the Little Miss collection retail around the £2.50 mark although supermarkets and online stores often stock them at a cheaper price. If your child is interested in the entire collection it can also work out much cheaper to purchase the books as a collection as many places sell the collection at a much lower price. For example the book people are currently selling the whole collection for £30 - a real bargain if you ask my opinion.
All in all I must say that this book is another good one for children. It doesn't take long to read - 5 minutes at the most - and therefore is just the right size for a bedtime read.