Mr. Nobody – Roger Hargreaves

Genre: Children’s
Pages: 35
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Opening Line:

“Hello!”

Contrary to what you might think, I read this book in adulthood rather than in childhood. The reason I did so was because I didn’t know there was a Mr. Nobody, and I thought how sad it was that they’d even created a Mr. Nobody. I had to buy it, just to see what his story was.

I can’t remember many of the Mr. Men and Little Miss books I read as a child, but I do know that one of my favourites was Mr. Happy…and guess who makes a cameo in Mr. Nobody’s story? That’s right, Mr. Happy. I really like that because, I guess if you feel like you’re a nobody, then you need a bit of happiness to show yourself that you are somebody. I think that’s partly the message here.

I won’t spoil the ending but in brief: I didn’t like it. I can see why the ending is the way it is, and great, the message is one worth noting, but I just don’t like the way it turns out, and I would definitely change it. It would only be a small change, but I believe it would give the same message and then some.

However, if you want to read this to your child then it is a nice little story of hope, and I’m sure any child would enjoy having this read to them (and who knows, they might even like the ending!)

This would have been 5 stars, but I just had to knock one off for obvious reasons.

All in all, the Mr. Men and Little Miss books are classics, and if I had the whole collection, I would have an amazing time going through them and reliving some childhood memories, and visiting some old favourites – I’m thinking of you, Mr. Tickle!

Link to the book on Goodreads:

Mr Nobody

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