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Mr. Men Library: Mr. Greedy - Roger Hargreaves
Advantages: Good story, illustrations
Mr Greedy is one of my favourite Mr Men books from childhood and now I enjoy reading them to my little girl.
Roger Hargreaves has been writing the Mr Men books since 1971. When they were first published they cost just 20p each and today they are priced at £1.50. I still think this is a great price for a childrens book as they are fun stories but not too expensive and this enables you to collect all the different characters. Mr Greedy is the second book Roger Hargreaves wrote in the Mr Men series and was published on the 10th August 1971.
Mr Greedy is a loveable character but a bit misguided when it comes to food and being greedy. Mr Greedy is a big purpley pink character who is very round with a very large belly. Mr Greedy loves nothing more than to have his daily giant breakfast which I have to admit looks very yummy but is not something I could eat every day, unlike Mr Greedy that is. After breakfast he goes for a walk an ends up in a strange cave where everything is larger than normal, even the food. At first this is great and Mr Greedy really enjoys it but when a giant who lives in the cave makes Mr Greedy eat all the giant food he ends up bigger and feeling like he would burst at any moment. The giant agrees to let him go as long as he promises to never be greedy again. I think as well as being entertaining this book teaches kids a valuable lesson too about their eyes being too big for their belly. The lesson obviously works for Mr Greedy as at the end of the book he is a slim, almost new character.
This book is wonderful and cute and has really good illustrations. I think all the little Miss and Mr characters are always very well drawn and really take on the character they are portraying. It is a paperback book and small so it's great for little hands to flick through. As it is so small it is really easy to collect all the other books because they don't take up much space. The book has approximately 40 pages so is a nice short story to read to little ones. The text is black and very bold so its easy to read. The ISBN number is 978-0853960003
Summary: Mr Greedy
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