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Little Miss Fun - Roger Hargreaves

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Genre: Junior Books / Author: Roger Hargreaves / Paperback / 32 Pages / Book is published 2003-04-03 by Egmont Books Ltd / Alternative title: Little Miss Library: Little Miss Fun

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      11.01.2009 19:14
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      a great bedtime story

      Little miss fun loves partys, she is the life and sole of everyones party and loves nothing more than to be organizing a party. The book begins with her organizing a party and inviting lots of mr men and little miss that we are already familiar with, little miss fun likes to enjoy life that much she doesnt let anything get her down or ruin her party, mr clumbsey stands on her foot but little miss fun doesnt mind, mr forgetful forgot to come but little miss fun isnt going to let this upset her, mr tall breaks her window and my lazy falls asleep but she doesnt let this ruin her party, they have so much fun they are all worn out and all fall to sleep except little miss fun.

      I love this book and so do my daughters, the ending says, and you too will soon be asleep which is great for a bed time story, the book is quick to read and is easy for children to folow with although the print is a little small for teaching a child to read.

      It is number 28 in the little miss series and a great addition to anyones bookcase

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      26.12.2008 15:43
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      A fun little tale perfect for bedtime reading.

      During my recent pre-Christmas visit to my parents, I picked up a few mementos from my old bedroom to bring back home to Burnley. Amongst them was a copy of Little Miss Fun which was given to me by a friend when I was 18 or so. Obviously I've kept hold of it for sentimental reasons since her inscription in the front cover reads 'I had to get this for you since you are Little Miss Fun and the best party organizer I know' which also acts as a great ego boost when required. So for reasons unknown, I decided to have a read through of Little Miss Fun and see if it's still equally endearing all these years on.

      Little Miss Fun is number 28 in the Little Miss series of books by Roger Hargreaves. She is sandwiched between the lesser known Little Miss Curious and Little Miss Contrary. As you might have guessed from her name, she's a bundle of fun who takes on the role of the eternal optimist and hostess with the mostest throughout the book.

      The story tells of Little Miss Fun's delight in organizing a party and she invites some of the most loved and well known Mr Men characters to join her soiree including Mr Funny, Mr Lazy, Mr Clumsy and Mr Tall. Unfortunately Mr Tickle doesn't receive an invite to this particular party which is unfortunate as I'm sure he would have made a lively and entertaining guest.

      The story is told in true Roger Hargreaves fashion with plenty of stereotypical characterization, a splattering of fun and language which refrains from being condescending or babyish. Each double page spread includes the text on one side and the familiar Mr Men style of images on the other to illustrate the text. The text is large enough for young children to be able to follow and includes a quite varied vocabulary combined with an element of repetition to help children in the early stages of reading for themselves.

      Obviously it isn't a book written for a 26 year old but it was still an entertaining read that bought back childhood memories for me. It's fun and quirky and has a slight retro feel to it. I was a little bamboozled by Little Miss Fun's happy go lucky attitude to having her window smashed and the flowers in her garden trampled. Maybe I'm reading into things too deeply but I'm not sure this is the sort of behaviour young children should be encouraged to imitate. I'm not sure many parents would respond to a broken window by laughing 'Never mind!'

      That said, it's still an entertaining 5 minute read which would be great for bedtime or naptime since it concludes with the standard fairy tale warning to children, 'Because you aren't asleep yet... but you will be soon.' Apologies for the spoiler but since most children's books in my experience end on the same lines, I'm sure you'll forgive me on this occasion.

      My copy cost £1.50 8 years ago but unfortunately inflation has hit even the world of Mr Men and Little Misses so the current price on Amazon is £2.50. If you or your children are a fan though, there are often offers available for buying the full Little Miss or Mr Men library which offers a considerable saving.

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        20.08.2008 16:13
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        Great 28th book of the Little Miss series

        Little Miss Fun is the 28th book in the highly popular series of books linked with the Mr Men. It is written by Roger Hargreaves and retails at £1.99. If you buy the whole series and put the spines together, they read out 'My Little Miss Library', which is a nice touch.

        Littel Miss Fun always has fun, particularly when she holds a party, which she does in this book. She invites everyone. Mr Forgetful forgets, Mr Clumsy steps on her foot and Mr Lazy falls asleep on her. Mr Tall breaks her window and all her flowers get trampled. But Little Miss Fun doesn't mind all of this. 'Never mind!' she keeps saying. By the end of the book, she has made everyone have so much fun that they have all fallen asleep, so she keeps on entertaining a little bird. It is ends with a mention that 'you' (as in the child), will also soon be asleep, and it is a lovely end to a lovely book.

        The book gives a good message of fun, and shows children that you can have fun no matter what you do. The illustrations are very well done, with the format of words on the left hand page and pictures on the left. The colours are vibrant, and it is a very tidy book. It is supposed to be a bedtime book judging by the ending suggesting the child is going to sleep, which I guess makes it harder to read at any other time of day, but this is a small drawback.

        The book retails at £1.99, as I have said already, but you can buy boxsets from various sources, and prices vary dramatically. My mum still has the whole set of Mr Men books from when I was a kid and some of the Little Miss books, too, and my son likes this one as much as I did when I was younger. It's a good book, as are the rest in the series.

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        16.07.2008 13:46
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        Brilliant book with fabulous pictures

        The Little Miss books is a series of 43 books written by Roger Hargreaves and then later his son Adam Hargreaves. They are simple children's stories each telling the tale of a different some-what stereotypical character in each one. In this way the short stories do have a somewhat moral stance to them but are in the same way told in a fun and entertaining way to keep children amused.

        Little Miss Fun is number 28 in the Little Miss Series and the front of the book is white with a picture of Little Miss Fun in the centre and her name in black block capitals printed above. Little Miss Fun is a small bouncy looking orange character with a large smile on her face and a blue bow in her hair. The back of the book like the rest in the series has smaller pictures of all the other characters in the series with their names and numbers printed below to enable you to keep track of those you have yet to read.

        ***THE STORY***

        Little Miss fun is as happy as a lark. Except when she is organising a party. And then... she is even happier than a lark. Little Miss Fun loves parties and invites lots and lots of people.

        The other Sunday Little Miss Fun had a party and lots of people made their way to her house. She put on music and they danced, although Mr Clumsy did stand on her foot she didn't mind. They continued to dance lots more and then Little Miss Fun decided to see if she could make her friends laugh. Would it work?

        ****MY THOUGHTS****

        Little Miss Fun is another great little read by Roger Hargreaves and takes roughly five minutes to read through making it a perfect bedtime read for your little ones. This book more than some of the others in the series is great for bedtimes because of the somewhat interactive ending, which I won't reveal.

        The story is told in simple but not patronising language and the repetition of words and phrases makes it great for those beginning to read independently. The story is told across double page spreads with writing on the left hand side and wonderfully bright and colourful pictures on the left. As this book contains other characters from the Little Miss and Mr Men series the pictures are brilliant as young children can try and spot all of the characters mentioned within the story.

        All in all I would thoroughly recommend this book as well as all the others in the Little Miss and Mr Men series as they make a perfect read for a quiet break during the day or a sleepy bedtime read. Whenever and however you choose to read this book I'm sure you and your little ones will love it.

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        Book Series: Little Miss Library