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Mr. Happy (Mr. Men and Little Miss) Paperback – September 29, 1997

4.9 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
Book 3 of 10 in the Mr. Men Series

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About the Author

The late Roger Hargreaves created the Mr. Men series for his son, Adam, who currently oversees the estate and creates illustrations for new Mr. Men books.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Mr. Men and Little Miss
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Price Stern Sloan; Rev ed. edition (September 29, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0843178094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0843178098
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
In his third work, Mr Happy, Hargreaves takes us on a Jungian journey to the integrated self.

The story starts by introducing us to the supposedly perfect life that our eponymous hero appears to live - the tranquilized bliss and counterfeit euphoria of Happyland. Yet what is it that leads Mr Happy to wander away from an existence that, if truly flawless, should suffice to satisfy and sustain him? Why this need to venture deep into the mysterious unknown of the forest? To open a door in a tree-trunk and descend a staircase beneath the ground to the deepest recesses of the unconscious?

Here lays the crux of this exploration of analytical psychology - the defining happiness of our central character is revealed as nothing more than a persona. His name and outward appearance are a mask to the outside world and from himself. It is the very inauthenticity of this state of affairs that drives him on the voyage to seek out and confront the root of the dissonance that this generates within him.

For indeed, what does he come face-to-face with at the foot of these stairs but his own repressed sadness? This comes in the form of his miserable alter ego - physically identical, polar opposite in mood. It is only through this confrontation with the shadow that his unsustainable persona can find authentic resolution and true integration of the self be achieved. These archetypes are quite literally brought to light as Mr Happy coaxes Mr Miserable up to the surface and into view of the conscious mind in a climax of now genuine peace and bliss.

In a knowing nod to his source material, Hargreaves depicts Mr Happy as round - a shape he shares with the mandala.
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Format: Paperback
In this story, Mr. Happy meets Mr. Miserable, and brings him out of his misery into Happyland. Not only is this cartoonish little book very amusing to little ones, with its colorful cartoons and playful verse, but it is very clever and witty to teach a positive value in a heart-warming way. It is in a series of Mr. Men books that are just as good.
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Mr.Happy is about a smiley face that can walk and talk. He finds a door in the woods by his house. He gose in and finds Mr.Miserable who he helps to become happy by taking him to happyland. At the end of the story, Mr.Miserable is happy just like Mr.Happy and the end is what else but happy!!!!!
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This was our first (of many)in the Mr. Men series and we love it. My 3 year old likes the story and the simple pictures. He also likes having many of the books pictured on the back of each one. He likes knowing and getting to know each new Mr. Man that we get.
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Our 3-yr old grandson loves these Roger Hargreaves books. They are both simple and imaginative, humorous, and will even hold your interest as the reader. There are definitely concepts in these little books that you would like your children to emulate, and they will "get it," without the books' being preachy.
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Format: Paperback
Short and sweet. Both the book and my review. A children's classic, that can be enjoyed with just as much pleasure today as when it was written in 1971. Adorable story about being happy that will keep the attention of all who read it. I read the originals myself as a child in the early 70s and read them again to my children. The illustrations are the type that will have children trying to draw the men themselves and achieving good results. I'm wondering though what the "revised edition" means. The 1997 edition is still currently being published in North America. I have a feeling it may just have had "British-isms" removed but will have to find an early edition to compare someday.
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Format: Audio Cassette
Mr. Happy and the other Mr. Men And Little Misses books have been some of my favorite books as far as I can remember! They used to come with audio cassettes that brought these stories to life. I hope that the cassettes come back (or cd or mp3).
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I loved these books when I was younger. It has been a thrill to buy them for my son and re-read them all these years later! Great stories.
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