Monday, I mentioned I plan on doing reviews of the “Little Miss” book series the remainder of this week. There are numerous books within the series and I will not be reviewing them all. I decided since I had never read any of the books by Roger Hargreaves, so I would try some of them out. He has written numerous books within this series and also the “Mr. Men” series. Some of the books are also written by his son, Adam Hargreaves, due to his passing away in 1988 from several strokes. So some of these are completed by Adam and others are by the original creator Roger.
Which characters will I review? Lets jump right in to the third batch of them.
Written by Roger Hargreaves
I know this is a children’s book character, but I wanted to slap this bossy little wench. HARD ON THE FACE! I think it is because I have dealt with far too many people identical to her. People that constantly tell you what to do and if you don’t do it they get MAD. Yep, that is the type that Little Miss Bossy is. Telling others always what to do. In this book though someone sees what she is doing and tries to do something about it. That is what made this a four-star review. It had a moral message about always telling others what to do not being a good thing. I also enjoyed what the person did to Little Miss Bossy and it is something that could only happen in an imaginary tale. I enjoyed it anyways though. This is one of the series that I would recommend reading to your kid if they like a bit of fantasy thrown into their stories. If they are very real world and realistic oriented this may not be the one for them. I would put this at the front of the pack of the series, so definitely read this one before some of the others I have already reviewed this week. It is definitely worth it.
Written by Roger Hargreaves
I should have reviewed “Little Miss Bad” and “Little Miss Trouble” together because they seem like the same thing title wise to me, but I didn’t so I guess move on right? This character likes, you guessed it, TROUBLE! She lies to people telling them that others said things they never said! What trouble she is. Again someone, not the same one from above, decides she needs a lesson. She gets one all right! This is an average read, but one I think that really teaches a lesson to a child about lying. It is a valuable lesson for a child to take in. Given that it reminded me so much of the other book (Little Miss Bad), I couldn’t rate it that highly. The other was simply better, in my opinion. This still teaches that important lesson though, so I would say read this book to your child before some of the others that I have mentioned. This is a lesson that a child can take well into their adulthood and even then some adults need to remember simply not to lie.
That’s it for Day 3 of this “Little Miss” event!