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After the complex deconstructed take on the criminal mind of Mr Tickle, author Roger Hargreaves returns to familiar territories in children s literature with the second in his Mr Men series.Mr Greedy is an allegorical tale tackling a low level vice one of the all too familiar seven deadly sins.Mr Greedy is initially a difficult character to comprehend He s quite clearly obese, yet undistressed at the unhealthy and frankly, quite dangerous state of his body He dreams of food, he attacks his meals with relish and seems to derive an enormous amount of pleasure from the act of consumption Yet it s clear this is not comfort eating Mr Greedy is clearly not an unhappy individual it s tempting to assume that our hero is suffering Prada Willi Syndrome or some other medically recognised genetic disorder More likely, in this reviewer s opinion, is that Mr Greedy is a former elite sportsman His diet is heavily skewed toward carbohydrates such as breads and cereals foods that an endurance athlete might favour It is not uncommon for distinguished cyclists and long distance runners to bloat in retirement finding it relatively easy to stop training, but much difficult to alter the eating habits that their career has led them to Indeed, after eating an enormous breakfast, Greedy steps out to take a walk in order to build an appetite for his lunch this is not the behaviour of the classic glutton.Despite the lack of clarity to the back story, what is clear is that, despite his apparent happiness, Mr Greedy s lifestyle is to be frowned upon at first it appears to be a typical, disappointing one dimensional allegory But Hargreaves can t be that obvious can he After an entertaining breakfast and during his mid morning constitutional, Mr Greedy appears to slip into either a dreamlike daze or some kind of food induced hallucinatory state In an incredible scene Greedy happens upon a secret room filled with over sized foodstuffs such as oranges bigger than himself and peas the size of footballs Now Greedy is faced with a test his vice could consume him Can he resist his urges and beat his demons It s a cautionary tale, typical of stories aimed at young children, yet Hargreaves subverts the form by misinterpreting the moral of the tale It s a delightful and suitable kicker, of which Hargreaves is an undoubted master.That this is only book two in a series of fifty, should serve to fill any reader with a wild anticipation and appetite for the other unexpected delights that Roger Hargreaves may have yet to serve. Greed or Gluttony12 July 2017 Gage Roads I m currently sitting on a ferry making the crossing between Perth and Rottnest Island, having just paid a ridiculous amount of money for the tickets but considering that it is the only ferry that makes the crossing, a part of me is not surprised The fact that they didn t bother to stock up on any teabags for the journey, and the fact that the host suffers from a bad case of verbal diaherrah, really has made the journey quite painful, though the rough seas really don t bother me much However, the spot of water that we are currently crossing is called the Gage Roads , and that stood out in my mind because it is the name of a brand of beers from Western Australia Anyway, this isn t a review about my holiday or the ferry operator but about a Mr Men good called Mr Greedy Okay, the seas have just become a little rough, so it is going to be interesting to see if I can finish this review in one piece Anyway, Mr Greedy us about a man that likes to eat, and because he likes to eat he happens to be really round However, one day on a walk he finds himself in a huge cave which contains some quite large food, so he decides to help himself, much to his own detriment It is interesting that greed seems to be connected with food, but not necessarily with wealth, yet there is this idea that greed isn t necessarily a bad thing What Hargreaves is talking about here is not so much greed, but gluttony which is one of the seven deadly since Like alcohol, food isn t always necessarily a good thing and eating to much can actually be quite detrimental to one s health I do find the pastor who condemns alcohol in all its forms but lays out a sumptuous feast to be somewhat hypocritical in a way it is easy to condemn alcohol because of the nature of drunkenness, but food not to the same extent we all need to eat Yet having super size portions in some countries seems to be expected Yet are greed and gluttony the same things Well, yes and no Okay, it isn t necessarily illegal to be greedy, nor is it illegal to be a glutton, but there is the concept of ethics If we work of the principle of the golden rule and not the one that says that he who has the gold, makes all the rules then gluttony isn t necessarily a problem as the only person whom you are hurting is yourself though this doesn t take into account family and dependants However, when it comes to greed there is the idea of the zero sum game for every dollar you earn, somebody else is losing and in some sense the money you make, or save, is money out of somebody else s pockets Moreso, it isn t necessarily the rich that end up losing money, though in a sense the poor never really had much to begin with Personally, I think greed is hiding behind legal peculiarities to justify ripping somebody off, or worming one s way out of a contract this is why people don t like insurance companies because the general consensus is that while you are giving them money when it comes time to claim they generally don t come through with the goods In fact, I remember speaking to a life insurance professional once and asked him what the best thing about his job was he said denying claims and the thing is that when they deny claims they don t see a suffering person at the end, they see a saving, and when confronted with this, their response is generally but the law is on our side In my mind it is the sign of a scoundrel to behave in an unethical manner and then hide behind the law No, I don t think Mr Greedy is actually greedy he doesn t come across as a scoundrel Okay, he does eat food that doesn t belong to him, but I still don t believe that he is a scoundrel Instead, he is a glutton, and his tummy is proof of that Yet, what is a shame is that these days greed isn t portrayed in the same way that it used to be portrayed, particularly in this book In one sense the world has changed, and people are discarded in favour of ever greater profits, and companies that seek to do the right thing are punished by the market because they are spending money that is not rightfully theirs. My 6 year old niece loved this story because it teaches you not to be greedy and that made her feel happy. Wonderful books for story time Loved by all my family Recommended. 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. This is probably my least favorite Mr book so far I wish it was about not being greedy and less about not being fat I hate the page that shows a smaller Mr Greedy and then says something like that suits him a lot better doesn t it I mean I think he was fine both ways I could see this book making kids self conscious even if they have the smallest amount of baby weight, which I don t think is okay All in all this book could have been about not sharing or many other things, but they choose to go about it this way, and I don t think it was the right choice at all. Every story has a lesson Apparently this one is Beware of Giants *READ EPUB ↛ Mr. Greedy (Mr. Men and Little Miss) ⇦ Get Ready For The Second Invasion Of Little Miss And Little Mr Men That S Right Those Zany, Pint Sized Characters Are Back Easy Enough For Young Readers And Witty Enough For Adults Mr Greedy Wants To Eat Everything In Sight How Will He Ever Stick To A Low Calorie Diet I get quite peckish when ever I read this. 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