Mr. Messy by Roger HargreavesMy nephew read this and after the story he looked at me and said, “You’re like Mr. Messy. You need Mr. Neat and Tidy to clean up your room.” I had to laugh. Yep, that’s what Grad school will do to you. It’s true. Calling Mr. Neat and Mr. Tidy - please help. I would rather read than clean is also one of my problems. I like a neat and tidy room, but if I have time to clean or read, I usually will chose reading. This is a problem. So I would welcome a Mr. Tidy anytime to keep the place clean so I can read. This is the great issue of life.
Mr Messy lives up to his name. He lives in a pigsty. One day he meets some OCD people who clean for a living - Mr. Neat and Mr. Tidy. They come and clean up for him. How nice would that be. Easy and simple.
Mr. Tidy and Mr. Neat
Strong helps the farmer put out a fire in his cornfield. The people of Tiddletown are very pleased with themselves when they teach Mr. Nosey a lesson by vandalising the nose he sticks into their business with paint and clothes pegs etc. They think their plan has really worked because Mr. Nosey stops being so nosey and soon becomes very good friends with everybody in Tiddletown, in effect giving him a licence to hear all their secrets without having to appear remotely curious. When the people of Seatown realise how confused Mr. Muddle is, they set about getting him to help them with their chores by telling him to do the opposite of what it is they want him to do.
But no! This book tells a tragic story. Mr Messy who resembles a glorious pink tangle of wool is leading his messy, dangerous, free-range life when he comes across the repulsive, nay sinister, pair Mr Neat and Mr Tidy in their black and white suits and bowler hats. The loathsome duo forcibly abduct Mr Messy in their van and proceed to inflict tidiness on his house and garden, with a very telling dialogue as they gloat over what they've done. Mr Messy just didn't know what to say.
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