Mr. Grumpy

He's blue, dada dada da da, dabba dee, dabba dabba dada da da. [Will anyone get that reference?]                  

*Demonstrates that even on their most bitter days, kids have a way to turn that frown upside down
*As someone who has destroyed books on this very website, I applaud Mr. Grumpy's page-ripping tendencies 
*I always assumed that Mr. Men kept the same facial expressions throughout, so it pleased me to see Mr. Happy in pain and Mr. Grumpy bewildered (I know that makes me sound like a bit of a Mr. Grumpy myself) 

*We all know that the mind needs behavioral reinforcement to enact long-term change -- in other words, a better ending would have had Mr. Tickle continue a regimen of surprise attacks that acted as a weaning agent     
*Once your child reaches a reading age, he or she might skip over the last page completely    
*The five biggest noses in the Mr. Men universe belong to Mr. Nosey (obv), Mr. Silly, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Rude, and Mr. Nonsense  -- what did Roger Hargreaves have against people with big noses (ignore the silly part)  

Compared to Mr. Christmas, this book is a dream.  Compared to the other Borrows on this blog, it might be the worst of all. Nonetheless, the lesson it teaches is decent enough and the characters and actions keep the story moving with enough pace to make this better than a Donate.                             

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