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Mr. Mean


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Mr Mean lived up to his name. He is so mean that all he gave his brother for Christmas was a lump of coal. Can the wizard help to make him just a little bit nicer?

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Mr. Mean Reviews | Toppsta

  • ISBN: 9781405274852
  • Pub Date: 8th May 2014
  • Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
  • Imprint: Egmont Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 36

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This is Book 3 in the Mr. Men Classic Library Series. See all Mr. Men Classic Library books here.

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21st August '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 1 aged 1
Mr. Mean 9781405274852
5 stars
A nice short tale I read with my daughter. Mr mean is taught a very important lesson by the wizard (however perhaps he should be kind because that's the right thing to do not because he would be turbed into vegetables of he didn't) but it is a commercial way to show its better to be kind and not mean. My daughter liked holding the book herself.
5th March '16
Elliemai read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Mr. Mean 9781405274852
5 stars
this book is part of a series but does not need to be read in order.
this book is my favorite Mr men book that i have read so far.
the book was quite funny and i liked the wordy wizard. 
12th March '18
I read it to Frey aged 3 aged 3
Mr. Mean 9781405274852
5 stars
A personal favourite of mine from when I was a child so I was interested to see what my eldest daughter thought and she loved it. Although she didn't get all the jokes (giving coal as a present) she enjoyed the wizard bits and how he used his magic to transform Mr Means ears into tomatoes! Great underlying message too about helping others and not to be selfish otherwise you'll be labelled a big Meany! 
11th November '16
I read it to Eay11 aged 5 aged 5 & to Aay13 aged 3 aged 3
Mr. Mean 9781405274852
3 stars
This story is ok - my 3 and 5 year olds enjoyed it! Mr mean is very miserable and not very nice to anyone. But when he meets a wizard who says he will turn him into a vegetable if he's mean, he starts to change his ways... A good idea behind the story, but I'm not sure that learning to do the right thing should be based on a threat! 
7th January '17
I read it to RCHogan aged 2 aged 2 & to AIHogan aged 1 aged 1
Mr. Mean 9781405274852
3 stars
Mr Mean is a very miserable character who is very ungenerous and doesn't like to spend any of his money - only count it. He is taught a lesson by a wizard and is far more generous at the end of the story and a lot less mean.

The illustations are brilliant, as usual with the Mr Men books. The text is simple and the story is fairly short to read.

My children aren't particularly excited by Mr Mean - though they do like wizard. I don't like the fact he changes his ways based on a threat - smacks more of self-preservation than a lesson learned! We don't read this one very often - especially when there are so many wonderful alternatives in the Mr Men universe. 

This is the 19th book in the collection - though th y don't need to be read in any particular order.
1st November '17
I read it to Soopa aged 3 aged 3
Mr. Mean 9781405274852
2 stars
Some of the Mr Men books are a little bit negative and this is one of them. Obviously Mr Mean is mean and obviously by the end of the book he's changed his ways a bit. The wizard who pops up every now and again through the series also pops up in this one and threatens Mr Mean which is a very old-fashioned approach to learning. Although there are some wryly funny bits (which I found amusing but my daughter completely missed e.g. the lump of coal for a present) overall it's not a particularly happy, uplifting or funny book. We read it once and haven't come back to it unlike some others which we keep reading.
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