Mr. Skinny MOBI í Paperback


Mr. Skinny I am not sure about this one The illustrations are cute, but all the people in Fatland including Mr Skinny seem to suffer from eating disorder. I m having a hard time not finding this book disturbing It s still got the fun drawings, and the Fatland Elephant has to be the cutest thing ever, but everyone in this book seems to have an eating disorder this one is obviously not for me. We had all these when I was a kid I used to love them I especially remember Mr Bump, Mr Messy, and Mr Rush Eleanor just got Mr Skinny from her Aunt Mary I had forgotten how completely awesome they really are.And how completely awesome are they Completely We had all these when I was a kid I used to love them I especially remember Mr Bump, Mr Messy, and Mr Rush Eleanor just got Mr Skinny from her Aunt Mary I had forgotten how completely awesome they really are.And how completely awesome are they Completely I may well have been associated during my life and career with a number of Mr Men characters Mr Silly, Mr Noisy, Mr Chatterbox, Mr Busy, Mr Cool, Mr Funny and Mr Happy spring to mind, oh, and, of course Mr Perfect, well perhaps not the latter as I am sure Linda would have said, as would some of my friends but never have I been thought of as Mr Skinny Mr Skinny was extraordinarily thin, almost painfully so, and, amazingly he lived in a place called Fatland, where everything was as fat as cou I may well have been associated during my life and career with a number of Mr Men characters Mr Silly, Mr Noisy, Mr Chatterbox, Mr Busy, Mr Cool, Mr Funny and Mr Happy spring to mind, oh, and, of course Mr Perfect, well perhaps not the latter as I am sure Linda would have said, as would some of my friends but never have I been thought of as Mr Skinny Mr Skinny was extraordinarily thin, almost painfully so, and, amazingly he lived in a place called Fatland, where everything was as fat as could be The dogs, the worms, the birds were all exceedingly fat and the elephants, well, you should see a Fatland elephant.In amongst all that fat lived Mr Skinny in the thinnest house ever seen He didn t like being different from everyone else but he was And he could not help himself for he had practically no appetite whatsoever, eating just one cornflake for breakfast, one baked bean for lunch, nothing for tea and the smallest sausage for supper.Lying one night in his long thin bed in his long thin bedroom he decided that he had to do something about his condition so the following morning he visited Doctor Plump He told the doctor that he wanted to eatso the doctor prescribed an eat all treatment and he decided to start it immediately, He, therefore, took an enormous cream cake, six doughnuts and 12 currant buns out of his desk drawers Elevenses, he told Mr Skinny, even though it was only 10 o clock.Mr Skinny ate a dab of cream, a doughnut crumb and a single currant as Doctor Plump ate the rest And the doctor realised what Mr Skinny s problem was He therefor made a telephone call to one of his friends, Mr Greedy, and arranged for his patient to go and stay with him Mr Skinny did so and, after a month, he had developed a tummy He was so pleased he rushed to see Doctor Plump and told him his good news.Doctor Plump congratulated him and then said can you guess Well, it was, This calls for a celebration And he opened his desk drawer What did I think of the book I think Mr Skinny is living in the absolutely wrong place, as he lives in Fatland Also, I think Mr Skinny is anorexic, as he severely limits his food intake I was quite proud of Mr Skinny for reaching out for help, however quite shocked at the unorthodox treatment his Dr prescribed At the end of the book Mr Skinny has what appears to be a beer belly When choosing the lesser of two evils, I m not sure which is worse alcoholism or anorexia A lovely tale of feeling alone and living outside the norm Questionable in terms of the content in this new healthy living age my kids were concerned as to the doctor s behaviour The illustrations are wonderful, engaging my children rapidly and underlining the scale of Fatland.The story invites children to be creative in thinking of other things that might exist in Fatland, and what other ways Mr Skinny could solve his problems. Mr Skinny is tall and thin, like a long sausage For supper he will sometimes eat the world s smallest sausage He s desperate to put on some weight, but his appetite is just too small Can his friend Mr Greedy help him Ah, Mr Men and Little Miss, how wonderful you are These books made up so much of my childhood No matter what I would go ahead and pick one up I worked my way through them all a couple of times Each one has a wonderful story for the child to engage with, each character being fun to read Everyone has a bias for their favourite character, yet every book is delightful. Despairing of being the only skinny individual in Fatland Mr Skinny is sent on the orders of his gluttonous doctor to a kind of reverse detox holiday chez Mr Greedy A good laugh, and especially fine with a white wine sauce. The tummmy at the end of this story is so ridiculous 5 stars is required.


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About the Author: Roger Hargreaves

Charles Roger Hargreaves was an English author and illustrator of children s books, notably the Mr Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers He is Britain s third best selling author, having soldthan 100 million books.Hargreaves was born in a private hospital at 201 Bath Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England, to Alfred Reginald and Ethel Mary Hargreaves, and grew up in High Lees, 703 Halifax Road, also in Cleckheaton, outside of which there now is a commemorative plaque He spent a year working in his father s laundry and dry cleaning business before starting out in advertising But his original ambition was to be a cartoonist and, in 1971, while he was working as the creative director at a London firm, he wrote the first Mr Men book, Mr Tickle He initially had difficulty finding a publisher but, once he did, the books became an instant success, selling over one million copies within three years and spawning a BBC animated television series, narrated and voiced by Arthur Lowe.By 1976, Hargreaves had quit his day job In 1981, the Little Miss series of books began to appear It, too, was made into a television series in 1983, which was narrated by John Alderton, who, with Pauline Collins, voiced the Men and Misses, respectively Although Hargreaves wrote many other children s stories, including the Timbuctoo series of twenty five books, John Mouse, and the Roundy and Squary books, he is best known for his 46 Mr Men books and 33 Little Miss books.With his wife, Christine, Hargreaves had four children Adam, Giles, and twins Sophie and Amelia The first of the Mr Men characters is reported to have been created when Adam asked his father what a tickle looked like Hargreaves drew a figure with a round orange body and long, rubbery arms, which became Mr Tickle.After Hargreaves died of a sudden stroke in 1988, Adam continued writing and drawing the Mr Men and Little Miss characters in new stories However, in April 2004, Christine sold the rights to the Mr Men characters to the UK entertainment group Chorion, for 28 million.


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