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Genre: Junior Books / Author: Roger Hargreaves / Paperback / 32 Pages / Book is published 2008-06-02 by Egmont Books Ltd / Alternative title: Mr. Men Library: Mr. Bounce

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      22.07.2012 21:23
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      Another great Mr Men book

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      A bit of a problem...
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      Poor Mr Bounce has an exceedingly annoying characteristic. Every time he tries to do anything - get out of bed, walk down the street - just ordinary every day things you and I take for granted - off he bounces. This makes it extremely difficult for him to do anything as you can imagine, and must be really inconvenient.

      So in this fun book he sets off to find a solution.

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      Child-friendly fun
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      Like all Mr Men books, this is bright and fun. As you can see from the cover, Mr Bounce is bright yellow and round with little arms and legs and a tiny red hat. The illustrations are very child friendly - bold and bright and simple, so very appealing for younger readers. The whole story is also a little bit ridiculous - which again of course appeals to young ones.

      My little girl, who is three and a half, is really into her Mr Men books at the moment and we seem to be reading them whenever we're at home, which is of course a good thing! It does help that I also love these stories and remember them fondly from my childhood, so I am happy to encourage her latest obsession! As well as the brilliant pictures, the language used in the books is also very clever, and I notice in all the books that there are questions directed at the reader, which my daughter really likes!
      This is a fun, silly book that my daughter found really funny, especially the end as things get increasingly absurd. It is hard not to like these stories as they are just so silly and fun.

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      The right price
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      Mr Men books tend to be available to buy individually for around £1.50, which I think is a great price for such lovely, classic books.

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      03.07.2010 21:07
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      a fun book

      I grew up reading the Mr Men books and I had pretty much all of them I think. It is hard to pick a personal favourite, but Mr Bounce is one of the livelier characters. The Mr Men range has enjoyed a resurgence in the last few years with newer books and t shirts hitting stores. You can still buy the classic though for about three pounds per book from all good booksellers.

      Despite being a short tale, Mr Bounce is another welcome addition to a busy series. I commend Hargreaves on being able to come up with so many different characters and succeeding in developing unique traits for each one. Mr Bounce, guess what he does? He is a happy go lucky chap, except for the fact that he cannot stop bouncing eveeywhere he goes. The book follows his exploits as he experiences hapless episodes at home and in public, with his bouncing. The episodes build to Mr Bounce deciding that he needs to rectify the situation by visiting a doctor. Will he find himself a cure, or will he have to live with the condition forever?

      Hargreaves' perfect marriage of lighthearted storytelling and cute illustrations is the ideal starting point for younger readers to get their teeth stuck into a little story. The books are aimed at kids, but would also appeal to adults who want to be reminded of the memories of the books from their own childhoods. The thing I like most is that the books are slimline, easy to afford and good fun. Hargreaves does not impart too much moral judgement and treats each book as a separate entity. Mr Bounce would benefit from being a little longer, purely because the read is over so quickly. Otherwise, a delightful book.

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        22.04.2010 20:29
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        This will put a bounce in your step and make you chuckle.

        Mr Bounce is no. 22 in the Roger Hargreaves' library. On the back cover the individual price is shown as £1.99 but these can be found cheaper if you hunt around. If you would like to buy the whole library (there are separate reviews for the set on Dooyoo - read my one!!!!).

        Mr Bounce, who you can see pictured on the front cover, is a small, round, yellow character with a big smile and a little red hat. On the back cover, the other Mr. Men in the series are listed numerically which is a helpful way, once you have several, or indeed the whole set, to quickly pick out the book you want (as long as you keep them in order of course)!

        In this story, we learn that Mr Bounce is rather like a rubber ball and just can't help bouncing all over the place which makes everyday life quite difficult for him (although I wouldn't mind having some of his verve and vigour!). Eventually all the injuries his bouncing cause him starts to get him down so he decides to go to see the doctor. Even this journey is an eventful and painful one for him before he finally gets there in a rather unusual fashion - if I thought I wouldn't get booted out immediately, I'd try bouncing through my doctor's window to avoid the NHS wait but I digress. There is a bit of guesswork to do in this story to see if the reader can guess what happens to Mr Bounce before turning the page to find out if they are right (which the kids love).

        Dr Makeyouwell (wouldn't we all like a doctor with that name) has what he thinks is the perfect solution for Mr Bounce. Read the book to find out if his solution works for Mr Bounce...

        As always, Hargreaves' books are fun to read with simple language aided by illustrations that help to tell the story in an eye catching and colourful way.

        These classic books make a fabulous addition to any child's library and encourage not only an interest in books, but allows for discussion points to be raised that can teach your child about appropriate behaviour, morals and responsibility in a very fun and easy way (although apart from 'you shouldn't jump a queue', this isn't quite as moral as many of the other stories you will find reviewed by ME, ME, ME & others but it does end on a particularly funny note!).

        Thanks for reading. X

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          11.03.2010 15:09
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          Another great read in the Mr Men series!

          Mr Bounce can be found at number 22 in the Mr Men series of books by Roger Hargreaves.

          You can find him on the usual small, square, white book, he's a round, bright yellow character bouncing on the front page.

          Mr Bounce found life quite difficult at times as all he did was bounce. All this bouncing landed him in some bouncy predicaments. He bounced into a duckpond and splashed the ducks swimming in it, but he didn't want to, he bounced off his chair and hit his head on the ceiling, he even bounced into a tennis court and ended up being used as the tennis ball until he soon bounced out.

          All this bouncing, banging and hurting himself had finally took it's toll and he decided to visit the doctor to see if he could help him with his overly bouncy ways.

          Even the trip to the doctors wasn't that simple, instead of stepping off the bus he was travelling on, he bounced off it and bounced straight through the doctors window, landing in his coffee, hurting himself again!

          Can the doctor really help Mr Bounce and stop him from hurting himself?

          This book holds a great imaginative story for children. Mr bounce is a fun, lively character and it shows throughout the story. The pictures are bright, colourful and vibrant to match his bouncy, lively character. It's not only the pictures that portray his bouncy character it is in fact the story itself. The story is written cleverly, it's non stop, moving fast and always has something happening or entertaining just like a bouncy ball, which is exactly what Mr Bounce was like.

          To a child this story would be funny, and keep a child wanting to know more I think, you'd really want to know if his mad bouncing actually can stop seeing as it causes such a fuss throughout the book. Bouncy balls are such fast, lively toys, hard to keep your eye on and keep up with making them fascinating and interesting for a young child and this is exactly how the author keeps children entertained throughout this story, a very clever character I think.

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            26.05.2009 20:29
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            Number 22 in the Mr Men series

            'Mr Bounce' is number 22 in the Mr Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

            Mr Bounce is a small, round, yellow fellow with a pink hat. He is so bouncy that he's like a little ball and finds it very hard to do anything without bouncing into something he shouldn't. Poor Mr Bounce ends up in a pond and being mistaken for a tennis ball before going to visit Dr Makeyouwell, who comes up with an ingenius solution. Or so they both think....

            This isn't one of my favourites from the Mr Men series but it never fails to make my kids laugh and they ask for it again and again. I do worry about Mr Bounce losing his hat...

            The books measures 13.6 x 12.2 x 0.6 cm [a very good size for popping into bags if you anticipate a wait whilst you are out with little uns]. It is published by Egmont books as a paperback and has an RRP of £2.50 [although Amazon currently have it for £2.25]. I think this is a wonderful price for a children's book, and this story is certainly well worth the money. However, I have found that the Mr Men books are not as well bound as a lot of other paperbacks and their pages do tend to work themselves loose over time, quite a few of our Mr Men books have had to be sellotaped back together!

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              09.01.2009 14:45
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              A decent addition to the Mr. Men Library

              As a young child the Mr Men and Little Miss series of books were always a firm favourite of mine. They were so popular in my house that I had the teddies, the bedding, the curtains, posters, and mugs. I could go on but I'll stop. Come to think of I still have most of that stuff. Anyway as usual I digress. The point is however that once you start reading these books your love for them begins to grow and in my opinion it is this that has made the series so popular.

              Mr Bounce is number 22 in the Mr Men series, which contains 46 books written by Roger Hargreaves and later his son Adam. Mr Bounce is a round character that is bright yellow in colour and wears a red hat. On the front cover of this book we see Mr Bounce upside down and bouncing along. Above this picture is his name in block, black capitals.

              If you turn the book over you will find smaller pictures of all the other Mr Men characters alongside their names and numbers. This in my opinion is a brilliant feature because it makes the task of knowing which book to purchase and read next that much easier. The price of the book is also located on the back. These books now retail around the £2.50 mark but can be purchased for less if you shop around.

              Mr Bounce was very small and like a rubber ball. This is how Mr Bounce's story begins. It then goes on to tell us that being like a rubber ball makes a lot of things rather difficult. For instance Mr Bounce doesn't work down the stairs, he bounces and last week he jumped off a gate and bounced straight into a duck pond. Oh dear!

              Mr Bounce decided that this was ridiculous and so thought to himself that he must visit a doctor. On the way to the doctors however he passed a tennis court and was unfortunately used as a tennis ball. To make matters worse when he did finally arrive he was bounced through the window lof the doctors office and landed in his cup of coffee. But after all this would the doctor be able to do something to help?

              Like all other Mr Men and Little Miss books the way this story is printed makes it exceptionally good for young children to understand. Each double page spread has writing on the left hand side, which is simple yet not too simplistic as to be patronising, and colourful illustrations on the right hand side. The story itself is relatively short and so can easily be read within a five to ten minute time period, making it perfect for bedtime.

              Mr Bounce's story is a very simple one yet brilliant at the same time. The character is quite loveable although not as much so as some of the others and for this reason the story only receives a mark of 4/5 from me.

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                09.10.2008 12:56
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                Mr Men No.22 M Bounce

                Mr Bounce is the 22nd of the popular Mr Men children's books written and illustrated by Roger Hargreaves. The books were a favourite of mine when I was a child, and now my son loves them as well. The author started writing them in 1971 after his son asked him what a tickle looked like and he drew it, resulting in the first book in the series, Mr Tickle.

                Mr Bounce is a round, yellow man with a small purple hat that keeps coming off whenever he bounces. He enjoys being able to bounce around, but one day he bangs his head following a big bounce, and goes to the doctor, Dr Makeyouwell, to get a solution. The doctor comes up with a magic pair of shoes, but what can they do to stop him bouncing?

                This is a clever book that shows the imagination of Hargreaves. There is no particular moral to the story save that it tells us that any problem can be solved, even though in the real world, a pair of shoes such as the doctor gives him would not exist (!). The illustrations are vibrant and colourful, and are on the right hand pages, and the writing is on the left hand pages.

                The Mr Men books retail at £2.50 each and are available from most bookshops. I recommend them all as well as the Little Miss books.

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                01.09.2008 17:22
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                Your kids will love them!

                The Mr Men collection is a perfect set of books for young children, I used to really enjoy them as a child myself and I know how much fun I would have reading them at night time.

                Mr Bounce is a round shaped Mr Men, he is a really bright yellow and wears a small pink hat. On the cover of this book he is bouncing and nearly upside-down, he has a huge smile on his face and his hat has fallen off.

                Mr Bounce can never stop bouncing; no matter where he is he will bounce and bounce and bounce! Now this usually caused Mr Bounce lots of problems, bouncing all day. One day after he had hurt his head on the ceiling from bouncing he decided that he needed a cure and that maybe the doctor could help him. On the way he has a few more accidents because of his bouncing until he finally reaches the doctor...

                This is another great story in the Mr Men collection, It is written in a very simple way so even small toddlers will be able to understand and enjoy the story. Your kids will also find the pictures in the book very amusing.

                As these books are really cheap in many shops (some cheaper than others) they are definitely worth the buy.

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                  14.08.2008 15:04
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                  Great story

                  Mr Men - Mr Bounce

                  Everyone will remember some form of the Mr Men stories form being a child. I remember them vividly. Their white softback books with a cartoon image of a the books character on the front and in large bold writing the words reading ' Mr...' and whatever his name was. Roger Hargreaves, really done well when he thought up these stories.

                  Mr Bounce Is a fictional cartoon character and he is very round!. He tends to spend his time bouncing around and around, hense his name. One day poor Mr bounce bumps his head which bounging around and decides he is not having it any more. Mr Bounce decidedes to go and see his local doctor. The doctor gives the Mr Bounce a resolution to his bouncing ways, this I won't give away. He has a lot of trouble with his new resolution which was offered by the doctor!!!!

                  The book itself is really popular and well loved by all primary school children. Its great to read with your youngsters and is a lovely bed time story. It is not very long so you won't be stuck there for hours and your child will be thrilled to bits with this story. Also if they love it that much you can purchase it for around 2 pounds from most book stores and local supermarkets. There is a whole variety of Mr Men Books.. So you can collect them all. xx

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                    11.07.2008 08:58
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                    fun short book for children

                    Mr Bounce is number 22 in the Mr Men collection. He is a round shaped character and is a nice bright yellow, he always has a nice big smile and he wears a pink hat.

                    The front cover of the book is white and has a picture of Mr bounce and the title above this in black lettering. The back cover of the book is also white and has small pictures showing the other characters available in the collection.

                    THE STORY

                    The book begins by telling us that Mr Bounce is very small and he is a bit like a rubber ball because he cannot keep himself on the ground, he bounces all over the place. This can make things very difficult for Mr bounce. When Mr Bounce went out walking the previous week to the farm, he jumped off the farm gate and bounced right into the duck pond. Also the other morning when Mr Bounce woke up, he jumped our of bed and he bounced right out of his bedroom and all the way down the stairs.

                    Mr Bounce decided to sit down to think, but as he sat on the chair he bounced right up and banged his head on the ceiling. Mr Bounce decided that he had to do something to stop himself bouncing all of the time, he decided to go and see the doctor.

                    After Mr Bounce had eaten his breakfast he set off to town to see a doctor. He was walking past a tennis court when he tripped over a pebble and he ended up bouncing into the tennis court where children were playing tennis. The children did not realise that it was Mr Bounce and they thought he was a tennis ball so started playing tennis with him. One of the children hit Mr Bounce so hard that he flew out of the tennis court. Mr bounce was felling very sorry for himself as he had been hit black and blue and he carried on his way to see the doctor;

                    Would Mr Bounce be able to get to the Doctors without anymore bouncing and would the Doctor be able to help him or would Mr Bounce keep on bouncing?

                    MY OPINION

                    This is another fun short story from the Mr Men collection. The book is only short and can be read in a few minutes which makes it an ideal bedtime story.

                    The book has been written in nice simple words which makes it easy for even young children to understand and the illustrations which accompany the book are also useful as they stop my 3 year old from loosing interest in the book. The illustrations are also very handy for showing just how much Mr Bounce bounces and help children to understand the book a bit easier.

                    The book is laid out in a nice and simple way with the writing on plain white pages on the left hand side of the book and the illustrations on the right hand side. This book, and the others in the collection, does have small writing which I did find stopped my eldest from reading the book independently but with a lot of encouragement he is now doing very well and he even reads them to me some times.

                    INFO

                    The book was written by Roger Hargreaves and published by Egmont UK Limited. The retail price for the book is £1.99 but they can be purchased from Wilkinson's for £1.49.

                    There are a total of 46 books in the collection with Mr Bounce being number 22. If you would like any further information on any Mr Men or Little Miss character or book then please visit www.mrmen.com

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                    Book Series: Mr. Men Library