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Title : Mr. Small
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ISBN : 9780843178111
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Mr. Small Reviews

  • karen
    2019-04-10 21:11

    mr small just wants a job. why wont anyone give him a job?? is it because he is so small?? he tried to get a job and he wound up covered in mustard. then he tried to get a job and ended up drowning in candy balls. then he tried to get a job but just got snatched up by boxes. and then there were eggs... someone give mr small a job already, it is becoming too hard for him.

  • David Sarkies
    2019-04-09 18:04

    Any Old Job Will Do10 December 2017 - Adelaide Another Mr Men book about somebody seemingly unemployable getting himself a job. Actually that seems to be one of the themes that permeates the world of Mr Men, being able to find a place in the world where one can actually make a difference, or even do something beneficial. In a way a job does give somebody a sense of purpose beyond a simple paycheck to take home every fortnight. Mind you, some people simply do not see past the money aspect of a job, and unfortunately that actually does taint what happens to be quite a number of honourable professions, not to mention that a lot of these people know the right things to say to the right people. Well, I am currently sitting in a coffee shop on my way home, that is by plane, and I have managed to read all of the Mr Men books that I brought with me (though there are still quite a number sitting on my shelf at home, along side quite a number of other books that I want to add to my Goodreads read list). In a way it is back to work tomorrow, which sort of goes against some of the things that I have written above, but I guess that is the thing about work. When one gets their first job (or even a new job), one tends to be excited, but after about six months all of a sudden life sets in, and it starts becoming a bit of a drag – and then you wake up and suddenly you are having a mid-life crisis. Anyway, back to Mr Small, because the thing that stands out with him is that he is willing to give the various jobs suggested to him a go, right up until he realises that he simply cannot do them. That is the thing with many of the people in our generation – we are entitled, and we believe we are entitled to well paying respectable jobs. This did not seem to be the attitude with Mr Small because he would give anything a go. This is an attitude that should be admired, and if you are not able to do a job then it is okay for you to look for something more within your skill set. The problem is that sometimes that simply is not possible. The question is whether one should actually quit to look for another job. Well, that is quite a risk, though I have seen that happen often enough. I guess it depends on the job, on the employer, on the culture of the workplace, and also on your ability to be able to get another job. Some people just seem to have this gift at excelling at interviews, and some people will literally be willing to do anything (within reason of course). There are even people that can't work in the real world, but are willing to work just to have something to keep them busy every day. In the end, the moral of this story is to be like Mr Small. Don't be a job snob and sit on the couch playing Playstation or watching Netflix while waiting for the perfect job to come along. Go out and get a job, and give it ago. Don't make excuses as to why you can't, because in the end those excuses are only going to affect you. Even if you can't do the job at least give it ago – you don't have to commit yourself for the rest of your life. As is the case with Mr Men, they went from job to job to job until they found one where they managed to fit, and sometimes that might take years – just don't give up.

  • Danielle Palmer
    2019-04-22 17:31

    Who wouldn't want to live at the bottom of a garden under a daisy?! This Mr Men book has one of the best side characters out of the series so far - Walter the talking worm!

  • Godzilla
    2019-04-22 21:09

    A tale in a Dickensian mould this time. Mr Small has to find work to survive, and ends up in a series of dead end, menial jobs. He seems exploited because of his size, and due to his small stature struggles to get along.With only his close friend, Mr Robinson, for support he keeps working, looking for the right opportunity.Then, just like Dickens, an unlikely benefactor appears from nowhere and provides the solution to all his problems.

  • Kate B
    2019-04-03 21:06

    I remember this as being my second favourite of all the Mr Men books. We had a few at home, but my oldest brother announced every now and then that they were all his and wouldn't let us read them. At 13 or so I don't think he was reading them himself so he didn't notice when I got hold of them again.

  • Siobhan
    2019-03-29 22:11

    Ah, Mr Men and Little Miss, how wonderful you are!These books made up so much of my childhood. No matter what I would go ahead and pick one up. I worked my way through them all a couple of times. Each one has a wonderful story for the child to engage with, each character being fun to read. Everyone has a bias for their favourite character, yet every book is delightful.

  • Tim Corke
    2019-04-16 16:34

    Classic children's story & the first one read to my wife's belly for the little one :)

  • Alex
    2019-03-26 21:23

    I did not like this book because I do not like being small. I also did not like this book because Mr. Small was very small.

  • Angela Skeie
    2019-04-10 20:32

    I learned that there IS a job out there, just waiting for me.

  • Phil Syphe
    2019-04-22 16:33

    Think I’m right in stating that as a boy I had all the pre-1990 Mr Men books with the possible exception of “Mr Snow”. Looking at all the covers apart from the latter jogged my memory.Sadly I remember little about the stories now, despite reading them numerous times during my boyhood, plus watching the Mr Men cartoons more than once.Reckon the last time I would’ve read these was 1983, though may have returned to them as late as 1985. Although I’ve forgotten almost everything about this title and all the others I feel that owing to the amount of times I read each publication that they all deserve to be rated five stars.I’m grateful to Roger Hargreaves for brightening up my childhood with both his Mr Men and the Timbuctoo series of books.

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-04-21 22:26

    My favorite of the three Mr. Men books that I read on new year's day is Mr. Small because it brings together world of the Mr. Men and the human world. Mr. Small is probably the smallest of the Mr. Men and his size provides a unique series of challenges. Ultimately though Mr. Small's biggest problem is boredom. He wants something to do in his life and he decides the best way to do that is by getting a job.It is through the job search the the two worlds collide. Mr. Small goes to work for a variety of human employers. Over and over again Mr. Small finds himself too small to perform physical labor. At last though the perfect job lands in his lap. What is it? Ask Roger.

  • Alannah Clarke
    2019-04-22 19:28

    I absolutely loved these Mr Men and Little Miss books. I remember getting them from my granny every week. There was so much from these simple characters, I remember filling my little bookshelf with all these books making sure I had got them all in right order. I wish I still had these books but somehow most of them got lost with many house moves or my mum gave the rest away. If I ever have kids, I will make sure they get the chance to experience these wonderful, colourful books.

  • Mark
    2019-04-20 19:19

    Dude & I read this last night and I enjoyed it. Mr Small wants a job but he's tiny and finds that most things he's sent along to try out just don't work. But then, in a wonderful meta-fictional touch, he gets introduced to a writer of children's books.I think I enjoyed it more than Dude did, as he kept pointing out the repeats of "Mr Small" and the lack of punctuation!

  • Carol
    2019-04-23 19:09

    Students (especially little ones - ones who have been little throughout their early grade school years) will love this book and make a personal connection with M. Petit (the French version) who needs to find work and self-affirmation. Cool little book for kids.

  • Greg
    2019-03-30 19:10

    I read this to my nephew a few months ago but forgot to note that as a 'read'. It was short and sweet and my nephew loved it (as well as identifying all the other Mr Men on the back cover afterwards)!

  • Azure
    2019-04-17 22:25

    This looks like a 3 star book! This book was published 10 days before my birthday!! I womder what type of problem Mr Small will have!

  • John Wilson
    2019-04-16 18:07

    And when I got to the last page, I was like

  • Ella
    2019-03-26 21:09

    Probably my favourite Mr Men of all time!

  • Gavin
    2019-04-21 14:33

    Life's not much fun when you're small. Mr. Small manages to find a way to improve his lot.

  • Taylor O'shae
    2019-04-24 19:05


  • Tara Calaby
    2019-04-04 14:23

    I don't remember a lot about this one, beyond the fact that I definitely read it as a kid.

  • Kestrel Bling
    2019-03-31 22:08

    I liked it a lot! Very good book. Nice little read :-)

  • Damian
    2019-04-13 16:10

    Aryana loved the ending which was essentially breaking the fourth wall!

  • Andy Hickman
    2019-04-20 18:12

    “Mr Small” - Poor Mr Small. Isn't there any place that he can find a job. With the help of Mr Robinson he is able to contribute to his community.

  • τλιϓλ
    2019-03-26 20:17

    Poor Mr. Small but I'm so happy for him, and yes Mr. Writer, I like this story a lot ^_^

  • Tate Rytky
    2019-04-14 21:15

    Tate's favorite of all the Mr. Men books!

  • Ben
    2019-04-20 19:20

    Self-referential. Clever. My 4-year-old got it, too, so I think it means the cleverness is also cleverly done.

  • Tanya (mom's small victories)
    2019-04-05 18:21

    cute story with adorable characters.

  • Wayne Farmer
    2019-04-14 19:05

    Another one of my favourite Mr. Men from when i was a child

  • Patrick\
    2019-04-06 19:27

    Fun read-aloud series - with a moral.