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Mr. Forgetful (Mr. Men and Little Miss)

Mr. Forgetful (Mr. Men and Little Miss) [Kindle Edition]

Roger Hargreaves
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Product Description

Mr. Forgetful has an important message to deliver? If only he could remember what it is!

About the Author

Roger Hargreaves is best remembered as the creator, author and illustrator of the Mr. Men and Little Miss. These hilarious tales with their bright, bold illustrations have been part of popular culture since the launch of the very first book, Mr. Tickle, in 1971. To date over 85 million copies have been sold worldwide and they have been translated into 20 languages.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1338 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094EV6F6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,725 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in 1935 in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, Charles Roger Hargreaves is Britain's third best-selling author of all time having sold more than 100 million books, including all the familiar Mr. Men and Little Miss characters. Roger Hargreaves followed a career in advertising before becoming an author and illustrator.

He wrote the first Mr. Men book in 1971 when his 8 year old son, Adam Hargreaves, asked 'What does a tickle look like?' In response, Roger drew a figure with a round orange body and long, rubbery arms and Mr. Tickle was born.

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, Roger Hargreaves had quit his day job as creative director of a London advertising firm. In 1981, the Little Miss series of books began with Little Miss Bossy. They were also made into a television series in 1983, which was narrated by John Alderton and Pauline Collins, who voiced the Mr. Men and Little Misses respectively.

Although Roger 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 Mr. Men and Little Miss books. With his wife, Christine, Roger had four children: Adam, Giles, and twins Sophie and Amelia who were the inspiration for Little Miss Twins.

Roger Hargreaves died suddenly of a stroke 11 September 1988. Adam has continued to write and draw the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters in new stories. In April 2004, Christine sold the rights to the Mr. Men characters to the entertainment group Chorion.

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Blatant.Attack On Dementia Sufferers 19 Aug 2013
By Mr A Ok
Mr Forgetful is a dark story about the minds frailties in later life.
Our central character lives in a large detached house with landscaped parkland grounds in which Mr Forgetful lives by himself, no doubt a rich past preceded this lonely existence but this was many years before. We find our hero in a desperate state of affairs. After waking, He can't find his bathroom and walks into his wardrobe instead, its not spelt out to the reader but one can only assume this is where Mr Forgetful relieves himself.
Like many other dementia sufferers Mr Forgetful is acutely unaware of his nutritional requirements and proceeds to burn his toast and hard boil his eggs on a daily basis, the author alludes to the likelihood that neither option is seriously considered by our hero and he goes without, how he hasn't burnt his house down in the process is not investigated or considered a possibility by the cold blooded Hargreaves.
So we beg the question:
Who is looking out for this guy ?
Is Mrs Parcel from the post office? No she just laughs at Forgetfuls vagarities.
What about Farmer Fields who himself has absent mindlessly (possibly another suffering with the affliction) let one of his sheep escape? does He care about the loose cannon 'Forgetful'? Not a jot! He calls him a
'Goose' , preferring To mock and play Down his handicap.
So the novel ends on a depressing note, with the knowledge that Mr Forgetfuls strife can only get worse with age, or
Is this a red herring? Look closely and you will see that the beautiful house and grounds are in immaculate order, someone, somewhere 'cares'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mr forgetful 29 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Hilarious. Really enjoyed reading this story to sons 5 and 8. The illustrations seem more alive too, when lit by the kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Mr Man 30 July 2013
By Wils
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the funniest of all of the Mr Men series and still makes me laugh more than 30 years after I first read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Mr. Men Books 13 Jun 2013
By Janet
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love this story even more than my son. It was one of the first things that we really had a good laugh over. All praise to the Mr. Men Books.
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