The Mr Men books 21st century Britain desperately needs
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Tuesday 6th April 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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The Mr Men books 21st century Britain desperately needs
Today, I’m calling on The Daily Mash to lighten our day.
The Mr Men books 21st century Britain desperately needs.
THE Mr Men helped us understand the world as children, but where are they now we’re baffled adults? These are the Mr Men books we need today:
Mr Flat Earther
Poor Mr Flat Earther. He’s ever so flummoxed. He set off from his front door, walked in a straight line to have a peek over the edge of the earth, and eventually arrived at his back door! Luckily his neighbour, Mr Scientist, is on hand to teach that you can’t see the curvature of the horizon with the naked eye.
Mr Passive Aggressive
Oh dear. Mr Passive Aggressive is so angry but try as he might, he has to pretend to be nice. One day he asks his neighbour, Mr Alpha, to move his car ‘in case an ambulance should need to park’, and Mr Alpha punches him in the nose. In hospital he realises you can’t always be nice, and when he’s discharged he smashes Mr Alpha’s Audi up with a cricket bat.
Little Miss Covid Denier
Little Miss Covid Denier knows the silly pandemic isn’t real. She won’t wear a mask and she won’t let Mr Blonde stop her seeing her friends and family like Mr Sheeple, who’s been locked in his house for a year. Oh no! Miss Covid Denier is an asymptomatic carrier responsible for a cluster of variant infections. But it’s okay because she doesn’t believe it!
Mr Spoiler loves to tell you what’s happening next. From Game of Thrones to Pretty Little Liars, Mr Spoiler has already binged it and is ready to save you valuable time by telling you the ending. But when he is thrown out of every WhatsApp group, blocked on Twitter and unfriended on Facebook, Mr Spoiler learns he has only spoiled things for himself.
Mr QAnon’s in a real muddle. He’s been getting coded messages about the overthrow of a totalitarian world government, but every time he and his friends work out the date it will start, nothing happens. Oh dear! But luckily for Mr QAnon and his friends, there’s always another date on the calendar for Mr Orange to be proved the rightful winner all along!
TOP 50 OF THE DAY
50 Movies All Kids Should Watch Before They’re 12
1 Charlotte’s Web (2006) age 5+ – Enchanting take on a beloved children’s classic.
2 Finding Nemo age 5+ – Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.(2003)
3 Frozen age 5+ – Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood. (2013)
4 Lilo and Stitch age 5+ – Cute story, great characters, fabulous soundtrack. (2002)
5 My Neighbor Totoro age 5+ – Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all. (1988)
6 Shaun the Sheep Movie age 5+ – Tons of barn-animal fun in sweet stop-motion adventure. (2015)
7 Toy Story (1995) age 5+ – Pixar classic is one of the best kids’ movies of all time. (1995)
8 WALL-E age 5+ – Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure. (2008)
9 Beauty and the Beast age 6+ -Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares. (1991)
10 Despicable Me age 6+ – Clever, funny, and sweet villain-with-a-heart-of-gold tale. (2010)
11 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey age 6+ -Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted. 1993)
12 Inside Out age 6+ – Beautiful, original story about handling big feelings. (2015)
13 The Iron Giant age 6+ – Touching robot-kid friendship tale has great messages. (1999)
14 The Lego Movie age 6+ – Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun. (2014)
15 The Lion King (1994) age 6+ – Musical king-of-the-beasts blockbuster is powerful, scary. (1994)
16 March of the Penguins age 6+ – Stunning, loving documentary; some intense peril. (2005)
17 Mary Poppins age 6+ – World’s coolest nanny celebrates family and fun. (1964)
18 Moana age 6+ – Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares. (2016)
19 Modern Times age 6+ – Families will cherish Chaplin’s silent slapstick. (1936)
20 The Muppet Movie age 6+ – First Muppet movie has wonderful songs — and a few guns.(1979)
21 Shrek age 6+ – Gross-out laughs meet a marvelous fairy tale mix. (2001)
22 The Sound of Music age 6+ – Outstanding family film features glorious music. (1965)
23 The Wizard of Oz age 6+ – Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made. (1939)
24 Anne of Green Gables age 7+ – Faithful, sensitive take on classic novel is great for kids. (1986)
25 Coco age 7+ – Stunningly animated, poignant tribute to family and culture. (2017)
26 Elf age 7+ – Peppy holiday favourite for both kids and parents. 2003)
27 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial age 7+ – Spielberg’s family classic is still one of the best. (1982)
28 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – age 7+ – First Potter movie A magical ride but also intense. 2001)
29 How to Train Your Dragon age 7+ -Thrilling adventure sends brains-over-brawn message. (2010)
30 The Incredibles age 7+ – Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family. (2004)
31 The Nightmare Before Christmas age 7+ – Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness. (1993)
32 Song of the Sea age 7+ – Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship. (2014)
33 Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope – age 7+ – Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with kids. (1977)
34 Akeelah and the Bee age 8+ – Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens. (2006)
35 Fly Away Home age 8+ – Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers. (1998)
36 Howl’s Moving Castle age 8+ – Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains. (2005)
37 Mad Hot Ballroom age 8+ – Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats. (2005)
38 The Princess Bride age 8+ – Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family. (1987)
39 Science Fair age 8+ – Compelling, entertaining docu about teen science geniuses. (2018)
40 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory age 8+ – Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.(1971)
41 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -age 9+ Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humour, heart. (2018)
42 Spirited Away age 9+ – Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.(2002)
43 Children of Heaven age 10+ – Excellent subtitled Iranian coming-of-age story. (1999)
44 Hidden Figures age 10+ – Inspiring true story of African-American women at NASA. (2016)
45 A League of Their Own age 10+ – Terrific story of women’s baseball has great messages. (1992)
46 Remember the Titans age 10+ – Inspiring football drama brings history to life. (2000)
47 Wonder age 10+ – Earnest, emotional book adaptation has strong messages. (2017)
48 Napoleon Dynamite age 11+ – One-of-a-kind high school comedy for the family. (2004)
49 Sense and Sensibility age 11+ – A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel. (1995)
50 Whale Rider age 11+ Excellent, gorgeous drama with uplifting messages. (2003)
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless. Maxime Lagacé
Happiness is…Mr Men & Little Miss books.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Sorry I was late for geometry class, I got on the rhombus. – Craig Deeley.
Love is…when your heart does the talking.
A time to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse…A time to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
A time to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone…A time to watch Toy Story.
1906 World’s 1st animated cartoon is released, “Humorous Phases of Funny Faces” by J. Stuart Blackton
1889 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time.
1722 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards
LITTLE NUMBERS: SOME HORRBLE SOME NICE
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