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Mr. Men Complete Library - 46 Books - Roger Hargreaves

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Genre: Junior Books / Author: Roger Hargreaves / Paperback / Book is published 2008 by Pan Macmillan

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      25.01.2012 10:58

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      Classic stories, excellently written and beautifully illustrated

      This collection was bought for my 4 year old who since starting school is really enjoying reading.
      This Box set contains all the original Mr Men books. I originally purchased this for £30.00 which is less than £1 book!
      All the books are individually numbered in the spine and when together in the correct order produce an image.

      All the books contain colourful 2D pictures that my child loves to look at and the Stories are an easy read taking about 5 minute a book.

      I love the charm of these stories with some of the characters from other books crossing over to other stories.
      All of the books usually end with a funny line. The one i like in particular is Mr Sneeze where it ends telling you that you should have noticed something during the story. When you flick back through the pages you realise that you didn't notice the thing they have told you

      The books are excellently written as i find myself adapting my voice depending on which character is speaking. If i am reading Mr Slow, i find myself speaking s-l-o-w-l-y.

      I like that whilst my 4 year is unable to read he can enjoy listening to them and when he is able to read he will have lots of books to choose from and like i did as a child will have his favourite character.

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      10.06.2011 17:34

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      A fantastic product - every child should have the complete set!

      I bought this complete library set for my daughter for her 1st birthday. From this point on, she has been mesmerized by the books and will sit through them, listening intently and always demanding more.

      Each book has a fun character to introduce and a moral or theme to each story. They are written in simple, easy to understand sentences and I find they are fantastic when teaching shapes / colours and names etc.

      These books are now a firm fixture in our bedtime routine, which not only consists of a story, but turning to the back cover to recite each characters name.

      I love the fact that they come in a nice presentation box, which will hopefully keep these books altogether and in good condition, ready to be handed down to my daughters children!

      I bought the set for £29.99, which was an absolute bargain and I had been prepared to pay a lot more, remembering the enjoyment they gave me during my childhood.

      A brilliant purchase and thoroughly recommended by me (aged 35!) and my daughter aged 2!!!!

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      05.10.2010 09:26
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      Relive your childhood with all your best-loved characters!

      Though this is priced at £46 on Amazon, I got my boxset for cheaper through one of those kids bookclubs that you get advertised through the post but don't need to be a member of though at approx £1 a book this is a good deal! These are normally individually priced at £3 or £4 in most shops!!

      This boxset comprises of all 46 original classic Mr.Men books as written by Roger Hargreaves for his son who wanted to know what a Tickle looked like. Mr.Tickle was born and from there spawned all the other Hargreaves creations that include Mr.Strong, Mr.Nosey and my all time favourite, Mr.Bump! Many of the books have a message to tell and a lesson to learn and literally laced with subtle humour and wonderfully illustrated! Who amongst us didn't just love these books when we were a kid?

      The box this comes in is quite hardy and sturdy and is decorated with many of the most popular characters. It can also be sealed at the front, with two flaps designed to look like double doors of a theatre, with a length of ribbon so that the books inside don't fall out!

      It is a great idea for an xmas or birthday present and something your children can cherish as they grow up with these lovable characters in the same way that many of us once did! And, of course, it goes without saying thaty these are far superior to the "new" Mr.Men that now grace the programming schedules of Channel 5's Milkshake!

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      20.07.2010 19:57
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      Fab books - a must for children

      I've been a fan of the Mr Men and Little Miss books for as long as i can remember and still have some of the books from when i was a child! Roger Hargreaves began the Mr Men series of books back in 1971 and he followed these with the Little Miss range in 1981. Sadly Roger Hargreaves passed away in 1988 but thankfully his son, Adam, has carried on the range and he began writing and illustrating new stories which included ten new characters (four of these were inspired by his late father)

      I bought the Mr Men Classic Library for my daughter when she was very small but it is only recently that she has taken a bigger interest in them. The boxset i bought has only 43 books in rather than 46 as pictured here. The books are really well written and illustrated beautifully with lots of bright colours and there is a good element of humour in each story. The books come in a stiff plastic box which pretty durable for a child to have and it is a great place to store the books safely. The books are numbered on the spine and when they are all in the correct place in the box it spells out "My Mr Men Library and a picture of the little worm.

      Lets meet the characters:
      1. Mr Tickle - he is a very mischievous character and the story follows him on his hunt for someone to tickle!

      2. Mr Greedy - he is a very greedy character, always on the hunt for some food and in this story we see him come face to face with a giant in order to learn a very valuable lesson!

      3. Mr Happy - a happy character who lives in Happyland and the story sees him meet Mr Miserable and his job is to make him happy!

      4. Mr Nosey - a very nosey character who lives in Tiddletown and the folk in the town want to teach him a lesson to stop him being so nosey!

      5. Mr Sneeze - always full of a cold living in Shivertown we follow the story of the character wanting to find a cure for the cold and snow!

      6. Mr Bump - a very accident prone character who seems to end up in a pickle wherever he goes - will that happen at the seaside?

      7. Mr Snow - a snowman is brought to life by Father Christmas and we see them both on their travels on Christmas Eve.

      8. Mr Messy - messy by name, messy by nature and we see Mr Messy meet Mr Tidy...whats the worst than can happen?

      9. Mr Topsy-Turvey - everything about this character is upside-down or back to front and we see him go off on his holidays and turn the whole place topsy-turvey!

      10. Mr Silly - a silly character living in Nonsenseland and today is the day of the nonsense cup, a competition for the silliest idea!

      11. Mr Uppity - a very rude character living in Bigtown who is taught a lesson by a little goblin!

      12. Mr Small - the smallest little character you will meet who is looking for a job in the big big world!

      13. Mr Daydream - a character who is just in a childs imagination we follow the story of Jack and the adventure of his daydream.

      14. Mr Forgetful - a character who can remember nothing!! We spend a day in the world of the forgetful, will he remember the message he needs to pass on ??

      15. Mr Jelly - a frightened little character who is afraid of everything and this story is about the little man trying to overcome his fears with a tramp.

      16. Mr Noisy - a big loud character who frightens the people of his town with his booming voice.....can they teach him a lesson to quieten him down??

      17. Mr Lazy - the laziest character who lives in Sleepyland where everything is slow is suddenly approached by Mr Busy and Mr Bustle who try and make him snap out of his laziness!

      18. Mr Funny - everything about this character is funny, from his teapot house to his shoe car, this story follows Mr Funny on a mission to cheer up the animals in a zoo!

      19. Mr Mean - mean by name and mean by nature!! Can Mr Mean be taught a lesson by a wizard and become more generous?

      20. Mr Chatterbox - a character who simply won't stop talking and the story sees a him recieve a magic hat that grows and grows the more he talks!

      21.Mr Fussy - a very neat and tidy character who has to have everything in its place.....until his cousin Mr Clumsy comes to stay!!

      22. Mr Bouce - a small rubber ball like character who just can't stay on the ground, this story follows mr bounce on his bouncy way to the doctors to find a cure for the bounce!

      23. Mr Muddle - a very mixed up character who can't even manage to put a coat on without getting in a muddle and the story sees him trying to find out how to do things the right way round!

      24. Mr Dizzy - not a very clever character, but living in Cleverland where even the animals are more intelligent - can a wish in a wishing well help him??

      25. Mr Impossible - a character that can do the most amazing things, can he help a boy at school do the impossible?

      26. Mr Strong - a very strong character who seems to do more damage than good, can he redeem himself with putting out a large fire?

      27. Mr Grumpy - living at Crosspatch cottage here is a very grump character who has a shocking temper and it is down to Mr Tickle and Mr Happy to try and change his mood!

      28. Mr Clumsy - clumsy clumsy clumsy, we follow the story of the character on a trip to town and the many mishaps that follow!

      29. Mr Quiet - SSSHHHHHH the quietest character of all but living in the middle of Loudland!!! Can Mr Happy find the little guy a refuge away from the noise?

      30. Mr Rush - the fastest character in the series, can anything slow him down??

      31. Mr Tall - the tallest character of all is unhappy about his size and meets Mr Small, Mr Tickle and Mr Greedy - will he realise his height isn't a problem?

      32. Mr Worry - a character who worries about everything and everyone, in this story he meets the wizard who tries to cure him of his worries!

      33. Mr Nonsense - a crazy character who is friends with Mr Silly, we follow the story of the friends in Nonsenseland!

      34. Mr Wrong - a character who can't do anything right meets Mr Right, can he make him be less wrong about everything??

      35. Mr Skinny - a very think character living in Fatland!! We follow the story of mr skinny trying to fatten himself up after seeing the doctor!

      36. Mr Mischief - a naughty little character who likes to play tricks on the other Mr Men! Will he be taught a lesson??

      37. Mr Clever - possibly the most intelligent of all the characters but does his intelligence hinder him with the other Mr Men?

      38. Mr Busy - a busy character who can do things at ten times the speed of anyone else! This story sees Mr Busy and his neighbour Mr Slow spending a day together!

      39. Mr Slow - a very slow character who took ten long years to build his house! The story sees Mr Slow attempting a string of jobs, will there be any he can do?

      40. Mr Brave - a brave little character who we see on the way to Little Miss Bossy's house for tea but faces many situations along the way which need his bravery!

      41. Mr Grumble - an angry character who grumbles about everything, but when a wizard appears and turns him into a pig everytime he grumbles he starts to look at his ways!

      42. Mr Perfect - perfect by name perfect by nature, can he keep everyone happy at his birthday party??

      43. Mr Cheerful - a happy little character who is always cheerful but can anything stop his cheer??

      I just adore the Mr Men books, they are instantly appealing to children with the brightly coloured pictures and the stories are all good fun. I have just recently started to read the Mr Men books to my daughter and it seems as though she will be a fan too which i'm delighted about!!

      The illustrations in the book are all fantastic and my daughter likes to follow the stories using the just the pictures when she's reading on her own.
      I think these books are maybe aimed at children of the age 3 and above but i read them to my 2 year old daughter and she enjoys them even if she doesnt fully understand all the story. This library was quite expensive (having bought it from Selfridges which was the only place i had seen it at the time) but i think now you can buy it for around £30.00 which isn't a bad price for over 40 books!

      My favourite of the Mr Men was always Mr Bump when i was younger, but now i love them all! There is also a Little Miss range which is also great, i think we can all relate to Little Miss Naughty!!

      I would recommend these books to anyone as i think they are great for children of all ages and even adults alike!!

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        30.04.2010 09:39
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        Good box set which should get lots of use

        This box set was bought for my daughter as a present when she was a baby - about 6 months old. Long before she was interested in reading them, she would spend ages just sorting them, stacking them and looking at the pictures. By the time she was 2 she knew the name of every single Mr Man!
        The books themselves are more substantial than they look. Each one takes a good 5 minutes to read as there is quite a lot of text on each page. I would say that from about the age of 3, children will start to understand and enjoy these books properly. Before that age the text and plot lines might be a little too complicated.
        Some of the books are brilliant - Mr Tickle is an absolute classic and will have your children in stitches if you use your own tickle fingers. Mr Bump, Mr Greedy and Mr Strong are also favourites in my house.
        There are 46 books in this collection. I have found some of them to be really similar - a lot of them have a wizard that suddenly appears and very similar plot lines - but my children don't seem to mind. The illustrations are brilliant - simple and very appealing to children.
        I can see our box set being used for many years to come.
        This set is often priced around £50, which I personally is too much, however I have seen it as low as £20 - £25. At that kind of price it is a bargain and well worth the money.

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        15.04.2010 17:48
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        Your kids will miss out....

        Mr Men where the first books that I read. I have the complete collection still on my bookshelves, which I treasure very dearly.

        Some of my first memories were sitting down with my parents to read the mr men books. I think I read all 46 of them about twenty times each, but would insist on the repeat! They are great for several reasons. Firstly, the pictures are absolutely amazing. The depict so many expressions which children can relate to. The simplicity of it is the magic stuff. They can show things that children recognise and enjoy, and then again, there is some subtle humour that even adults enjoy.
        The stories themselves are also great. Hargreaves must really have known children well to write such brilliant children's books.

        I must admit I was disappointed that they had to try and make films and expand it as a marketing scheme. The books by themselves were so great that they didn't really need anything else.

        I would never sell my copies, even if they are worth millions in years time. They are trademark children's books that will be timeless.

        I just hope that if you have kids from 2 or 3 upwards, you consider buying these, because they will miss out considerably on some fantastic stories.

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        01.04.2010 13:52
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        A great collection for your children to have.

        My son has the Mr Men Complete Library containing 46 Books, the concept of which came from Roger Hargreaves. Some of these are written by him but later on in the set Adam Hargreaves (his son) takes over with both the writing and illustrating. I got the complete set for £29.99 from the Book People which was a massive saving on the usual retail price which is around £50. I won't comment on the storage box as we don't appear to have it any longer!

        My son loves the humour that these books contain (and so do I) and what I love about them is the subtle messages they often contain that relate to how we should behave in life and how we should treat others. Whether this message isi delivered by a peripheral character (a wizard for instance) or indeed, another Mr Man, the results are always the same - the failing of that particular Mr Man is cured - well almost!

        For instance, in Mr Rude, it takes Mr Happy's resilience in staying in Mr Rude's house, putting up with all manner of abuse, before Mr Rude finally gives in and starts to have manners, becoming by the end of the book a changed man (well almost) as the final twist (another Hargreaves' signature piece) reveals that he is not completely cured of his vice! Or, in Mr Mean, it is a Wizard that becomes the bane of his life, turning all his money into potatoes and then whenever Mr Mean is horrible or mean to someone, awful things start to happen to him each time which makes him rethink his ways too.

        All the other well loved charcters each have their own interesting stories and lessons to learn. I will only mention a few here to give you the gist.

        Join Mr Jelly and see if he can conquer his fear of anything and everything; can Mr Skinny ever put on weight?; When Mr Right helps Mr Wrong everything goes a bit topsy turvey - find out why; read about Mr Greedy and how a Giant teaches him a lesson he will never forget - but does he succeed in curbing Mr Greedy's voracious appetite?

        The books are neither too long or too short (being somewhere in the region of 18 to 20 pages long), use simple language and humour that can have parents chuckling along with their child and the picutures, although equally simple, are colourful and manage to capture the emotions of the characters with use of extreme facial expressions and marks that indicate movement etc. (There is probably a technical term for those but I don't know it!).

        On the back of each book the Mr Men are numbered from 1-46 so if you keep them in order it is easy to look at the back of one book and decide who you want to read, then just pick out the corresonding number.
        Also, when all the books are put in order, the spines of the book read 'My Mr Man Library' and have a worm's head poking out of a wormhole underneath with a big smile on his face which is a nice touch. It's good to be a bookworm! To be able to interest your child in books in this age of technology is still and always will be, no matter how much we advance, a great thing to do and this little library is a great one to have amongst their collection and as they are timeless, I hope my son will one day read them to his children!

        Thanks for reading. x

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          12.01.2010 14:32
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          Well worth buying

          Mr. Men Complete Library - 46 Books - Roger Hargreaves

          Description: Genre: Junior Books / Author: Roger Hargreaves / Paperback / Book is published 2008 by Pan Macmillan.


          I think it is fair to say that there is something about the Mr Men books that remind us all of our childhood. Everyone had a favourite character or a favourite book and despite many years passing, children are still reading and loving these books.

          I am quite an avid reader and much prefer curling up with a book to putting on the TV. I credit this passion for reading to my parents who both encouraged this from an early age. Some of my earliest memories involve being read stories, not just at bedtime but whenever there was a spare half an hour.

          This meant that I learned to read earlier that some of my classmates, and as a result, was lucky enough to do well in subjects that some people struggled with. I really believe that parents reading with their children from an early age helps their development as well as being a great way to spend time together, so when I saw these books for sale, snapped them up at once for my niece.

          I was lucky enough to buy this boxed set from the Book People who come to our work quite regularly so managed to save quite a lot, so it may be worth checking out their website. You can also purchase this set from Amazon, for £59.99. This may seem expensive, but there are 46 books inside.

          The box is quite solid and has two doors which open to allow the books to be taken out and put back in. The set is very comprehensive with all the old favourites inside. Both the box and the books themselves are brightly coloured, with lots of eye catching pictures to capture your childs imagination.

          The stories are quite simple to follow and each one has a theme, for example, Mr Messy is always messy, Mr Happy is always happy and Mr Bump (who was always my personal favourite!) is always bumping into things. Children quickly learn the characters and the stories and despite knowing what happens, want to hear them time and time again.

          In summary, this is a great boxed set of timeless classics which young children are sure to enjoy. My niece is almost two years old and although she is too young to read herself, loves the stories being read to her and can recognise most of the characters already. Reading aloid is an excellent way to spend time with your child while helping their development, and heaps of fun too.

          Do I recommend that you buy this boxed set, I most certainly do, and am awarding it a cheerful 5 Dooyoo stars!

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            11.01.2010 00:58
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            The whole mr men collection in a presentation box

            When my son was born I imagined a beautiful room for him, the thing I didn't know was what theme to have. It had to be something bright, fun and timeless. Mr Men! I painted some canvases with Mr. Men characters, he has duvets, DVDs the lot. I tried buying some books but everywhere I saw them they were really quite expensive for what they are. But of course being Mr. Men they are well known by everyone so it was to be expected.

            My mother presented me with this box one day, it was the complete library of Mr. Men books all in a beautiful presentation box or storage box! I have sent this box online for around £30 but it is possibly cheaper on auction sites such as eBay or Amazon.

            The presentation box is quite a robust cardboard box with two doors that open out and reveal the whole 46 books. It is a colourful box with images of some of the Mr. men peeking out from places or getting up to mischief and there is a ribbon inside which runs behind the books so that when you pull it you can get enough leverage to get a book out easily. The books are the same small, floppy books that they used to be with colourful pictures and short sentences on each page; but as you can imagine with 46 of them packed into one box this little piece of ribbon is a god send.

            The idea of having them all in a neat storage box is great! They can be hidden away and kept in good condition for longer.

            I had noticed Mr. Men seem to be making a comeback, however it's a different version of the old loveable show. The characters just aren't the same and I did worry that most merchandise would be of the newer version. The complete library, however, is the good old version that we all know and love.

            I am in love with this library. As someone who grew up watching Mr. Men on TV or being read the books, I too enjoy re-living my childhood every time my son wants me to read them to him. Admittedly being 15 months old he doesn't know what happens in them and is usually happy just looking at pictures and turning the pages but the storylines can be a little bit random anyway so I don't suppose it matters all that much. One day he will be able to read them to himself and learn all about Mr. Bumps bumps or Mr. messys messes! For now though the colourful pictures are enough to stimulate and interest him -along with mummy's funny reading voices of course!

            I would definitely recommend this set to anyone with children, it really is nice to bring a piece of my childhood into my sons.

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            06.01.2010 16:25

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            Bedtime reading for life!

            Buy this box set and you will never need to hunt around for a bedtime story again! It's also a great excuse to take you back to your childhood and the stories are all moral based and have a little hidden adult humour (no not that kind!), but this makes them appealing to young and old alike. It is compact and easy to carry. When the books are all sitting in the box spineside up, they spell out a little surprise, too which is a cute touch. In the modern world, it's good to get back to some good old fashioned tales teaching right from wrong. My 2 year old has familiarised herself with all of the characters very quickly and even reads the books to her teddies and dolls so this gift from her grandparents is going to last for years and bring hours of enjoyment. It's a must have gift set for every household!

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            03.01.2010 18:30
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            Loved by the children, as much as the adults. Memories come flooding back

            I love the mister men and used to spend hours reading them , then hours drawing them.

            I purchased these books for my niece and nephew to have a set between them, for their mum and dad to read to them or for them to read. I must say it has encouraged them and they love all the diferent characters.

            They are very clear and concise, in bright colours and large print, each page has writing on one side enabling children to pick out words and follow the story, with a picture on the other of the Mr Man its referring to and his antics, i found if the weather is not too clever you can pull out a book, read the storey and then get the children to draw and paint pictures because the illustrations are so easy to copy. There are 46 books in the collection.

            They include Mr Tickle which is a favourite who has long arms and walks about tickling himself and others. Mr Bump who`s always bumping into things. Mr Grumpy, who as the name suggests is grumpy with everyone. Each book has a message written into it on morals and behaviour, and are an ideal teaching aid

            I love the fact that these books come in a good solid storage box because then children always make sure the books go back into it and you can see if there are any missing.

            They`re a nice size book measuring approx 6 x 6 inches and have a wipe clean cover in case of the sticky fingers.

            I`m sure it was a nostalger trip buying them but the time the children has spent with them far out ways the cost....they love them

            I also found that Makro stocks these at a good price

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              02.01.2010 09:17

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              should be on all book shelves

              When I was a child the books that most stick in my mind were the Mr Men books. They are easy to read and have very colourful images throughout which hold the child's imagination. Each book has a meaning or moral and has been written in such a way that they are easy to understand and give the child and parent a great opportunity to discuss certain issues. Each character is named aptly to suit their personality so you can choose a book that you feel can teach your child something or just read for fun. I used these books on a number of occasions for instance when I was trying to get my daughter to exercise more we read the Mr Lazy book and discussed afterwards why exercise is important to grow up healthy. These are a timeless classic that the author has achieved to make them apt for years to come a great read and great teaching tool.

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              06.11.2009 16:30
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              Hours of fun

              Always a massive fan of the series and having kept all of my old Mr Mens in the parent's attic, I decided to dig them out for my five year old son. Being rather shabby I purchased the complete library and got to fall in love with the series all over again. So simply written but so great as a filler, bedtime story or even practising reading. Stories are all so simple yet, always raise a smile (from myself and my son) and the illustrations are perfect. I always find that discussing the pictures first and then getting my son to read works well for him as there isa certain amount of guesswork needed in reading anyhow. This is ideal as a Christmas present for the childin your life and I would say they are pretty much suitable for all ages and indeed genders. My son loves them so much, we have bought him the Little Miss series too as they transcend traditional gender boundaries - no 'girly' descriptions - an important thing for my five year old!

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                22.10.2009 23:22
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                Let's pass them on to the next generations!

                I challenge anyone to not love the Mr Men books. Having very fond memories of them from childhood I bought this set for my son while pregnant and kept it for him for christmas. Granted at 4 weeks old he wouldn't use them for a while lol.

                There are some amazingly memorable characters here: think Mr Happy and Mr Bump. Somehow Roger Hargreaves manages to turn everyday thoughts and ideas into wonderfully imaginative stories. Each book has some great illustrations and they give you something to talk about with your young readers.

                My son is now 11 months old and he's developed a fascination with Mr Messy. He's too little to sit and listen but he stares at the pictures for ages.

                My only nit picking is with the newer characters I don't really like them, but that's because they don't make me think of my childhood.

                The storage box is excellent - bright and colourful with the easy pull blue tabs. It helps to keep the books a little neater.

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                  22.09.2009 15:27
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                  Classic kids literature in a sturdy box

                  Having grown up with the Mr Men we recently bought this set for our 4 year old and 2 year old. They were an instant hit with the little ones as well as a nostalgia trip for my husband and I!

                  In no time at all my 4 year old became very fond of shouting "I WOULD LIKE A PIECE OF BREAD!" in the style of Mr Noisy, and wanting eggs for breakfast in the style of Mr Strong. I leave it to the reader to judge whether this is a positive effect or not!

                  The box set presents an excellent opportunity to get the full set of books at a great price, and the presentation box is very sturdy and looks as if it will house the books for many years to come.

                  There are a lot of spin off books around, but this set contains all the originals, which in my opinion are the best of the bunch.

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