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Mr. Tickle (Mr. Men and Little Miss) Paperback – August 24, 1998
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So what a glorious anomaly we find in Mr Tickle - a breath of fresh air from the unrestrained id. The all-consuming sensual delight he offers relentlessly disrupts the social order. A postman drops all his letters in a puddle, the tickling of a policeman causes a traffic jam, and the unbearable reverie he inflicts upon a station master brings the local rail network to a temporary standstill. There is something almost Bakhtinian about the manner in which he tickles a dour schoolmaster until he loses control in front of his class.
But Mr Tickle is not Stirner's Egoist, nor does he proclaim `do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law'. And if he is a terrorist, his weapons are laughter and ecstasy. Though his principal targets may well be those who wear uniforms - those who exercise, embody and therefore are most in the grip of Authority - we would be mistaken to think that Hargreaves' purpose is to challenge the external Social Order. Rather, it is to loosen the vice-like grip of an interior foe: the overdeveloped Superego.Read more ›
I know, I know. You are saying, "But I don't like to be tickled. And I don't want my children to feel that tickling is socially appropriate."
I had similar reservations before approaching Mr. Tickle, but I ordered it anyway. Mr. Tickle gets his just rewards, let me assure you, but in the meantime, he seduces readers into the world of Mr. Men. He does not just Tickle the people in his town. No, that is more...Sesame Street (The Tickler, The Man Who Starts with the Letter T, Volume 13, I think, of The Sesame Street Library).
Mr. Tickle helps the people of his town BOND TOGETHER. He is that slippery sort of antagonist who acts as a protagonist. Britain called for a hero, and Mr. Tickle answered the phone.
The best part of the book is the game my son invented by asking me to tickle him every time someone in the book gets tickled. And by the last page he's ran of the bed hiding and giggling. You'll understand if you've got the book, it's got a GREAT ending!
If your kids like Mr. Men books and you don't have Mr. Tickle, what are you waiting for????
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my grandson age 2+ loves these little books as did my own four daughters growing up.Published 3 months ago by daschultz
I like the book, but I feel that Mr Tickle should have received a dose of his own medicine at the end i. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fluffytoy lover
I selected this book to read to my students who are on the spectrum. The book simply tells the tale of Mr. Tickle and his interest in tickling? Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. A. Pacheco
My grandchildren love Roger Hargreaves Mr. Men and Little Miss books!! And Amazon's price and ease of ordering for kindle are great!!Published 7 months ago by Joy Santan
It's a classic childhood classic! You can never go wrong with Mr. Men books.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Imagine if you could sit in bed and with your arm, reach out the door, down the stairs and into the refrigerator to take out a cookie! Mr. Tickle can! In some ways, Mr. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Richard and Liz
Ive read Mr Tickle to my 5yo's so many times that we've lost count. It continues to be a favorite of theirs. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Cozy Reader
We love this book. Fun for the whole family. It is funny and everyone gets tickled! Great for new readers.Published on December 24, 2013 by Sarah Latsch