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== The New Library ==
The Mr Men and Little Miss classic library's played a big part in my reading as a child and I was on all counts a huge Mr Men fan. To be perfectly honest I still am a big fan but my enthusiasm for the Mr Men and Little Miss was so much greater in the late 90's than it is now. For that reason it is probably no surprise for you to hear that when in 1998 Roger Hargreaves' son Adam Hargreaves released a new story library that told new stories about existing characters I was more than eager to collect the books.
The original Little Miss and Mr Men library has fully white covers and white spines, their popularity laid in their uniqueness but in order to distinguish the new library from the old one Adam Hargreaves created the covers with a pink (or blue) stripe down the left hand front side and right hand back side. I say pink (or blue) because the Little Miss were pink and the Mr Men blue. 'Were' however is the operative word as when I have seen the books lately all of them have had a blue stripe down them - don't ask me what the reasoning behind this is.
== Book 6 ==
The Little Miss 'new' library consists of 12 stories with the sixth one, the one I am now going to review, being about Little Miss Naughty and subsequently titled Little Miss Naughty worries Mr Worry. The front cover of the book has a picture of Little Miss Naughty with a mischievous grin on her face and holding a spurting hosepipe. The picture itself is great to look at and draws small children into the story because of that chuckling grin. The back of the book is then full of much smaller pictures of all the other books in the Mr Men and Little Miss new story library's. This is a brilliant feature because it makes it easy to spot which books you haven't already read and therefore which one to go out and purchase next.
== The Plot ==
Little Miss Naughty is quite the naughtiest person that you can know. For example the other day she tied Mr Tall's shoelaces together and then took Mr Dizzy into a maze and left him there. She even picked on the worm that lives at the bottom of her garden. One day Little Miss Naughty met Mr Worry, who is the sort of person who worries about everything. Little Miss Naughty suggested that they have some fun and not wanting to offend Mr Worry said ok.
Little Miss Naughty led him to Mr Tickle's house and then suggested that they ring his doorbell and then run away. Mr Worry however worried that Mr Tickle might be in the bath and have an accident. Little Miss Naughty had never thought of this and so suggested something else. Again though Mr Worry made her think about what might happen and so she made another suggestion. Would she ever come up with a devilish deed that Mr Worry wouldn't put her off with his worrying?
== My Opinion ==
This book is a really entertaining one for young children to read and the humour towards the end of this small little book is brilliant and even makes me chuckle. The plays on words used are great for getting young children used to different word forms. The topics for discussion aren't as great in this book as in other Little Miss ones but the bright colours and fabulous pictures certainly make up for it and makes sure that there is always something to engage the attention of small children.
This story is a brilliant addition to the collection and one that I would definitely recommend. The book takes no more than ten minutes to read through making it perfect for bedtime and is bright and entertaining to read at the same time. The book retails at £2.99 but can be found for less if you shop around.
Book Series: Little Miss Library