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Someone’s Turning 40…..and you can get the pressie (A Giveaway!)

on June 5, 2011

Can you believe Mr Tickle is turning 40?

Yes, he was the first of the Mr Men and Little Miss characters we grew up with. He started tickling in 1971, having been created by Roger Hargreaves.

I just realised I am older than him! Arrrrggggghhhhhh!!

To celebrate the Mr Men and Little Miss characters turning 40, Universal Pictures have this week re-released 10 of the original DVDs and I was very fortunate to be sent 2 of them to review. I got to enjoy the stories all over again whilst watching them with my kids. AND I have 2 DVDs to giveaway!!!

Our own Little Miss, Megan (she’s 3), LOVED watching the Little Miss Shy DVD. She quite often tells me “I am going to be shy today” and that was BEFORE watching this! It was the first thing she asked for the next morning too…..

8 year old Mr Liam is our own Mr Noisy, as he is not usually quiet for very long. Chattering and clattering around the house as he likes to call attention to himself. Sound like any other 8 year old boys? His favourite episodes were “Mr Skinny is up the spout” and “Mr Grumble’s holiday”.

What do I like about Mr Men and Little Miss?
The fact that they are good, clean stories, often with a moral attached. Like honesty. Or being helpful. The stories are told in a way that enables the kids to understand what it means to be bossy, naughty, shy, clumsy, tidy, brave, a chatterbox…….emotions and traits that exist in reality, not just on the tv screen.

And they kept the kids quiet for 50 minutes each DVD! Even the 2 teenagers were lying on the lounge, snuggled in blankets, watching them.

Now for the Giveaway!

I have 1 x Mr Men DVD for a lucky winner and 1 x Little Miss DVD for another lucky winner! Simply leave a comment on my blog (not my Facebook page) telling me which Mr Men or Little Miss character reminds you of yourself and why. Make sure you indentify yourself so I can contact you if you win (if you don’t have a google account your comment will show as anonymous so you need to tell me your name).

Winners will be chosen at random. Competition closes midday Sunday 12 June (NSW, Australia time) and is open to Australian residents only.

Good luck everyone!

Karen xx

Disclosure : I received the above 2 complimentary DVDs to review and write about. I have not been offered, nor received any other payment. The opinions are those of the kids and I.


8 responses to “Someone’s Turning 40…..and you can get the pressie (A Giveaway!)

  1. Erin says:

    I think Im like little Miss Gigglesbecause once i start giggling i can not stop some of my friends even call me thier giggle buddy .Great Giveaway xx

  2. Diz says:

    oh gosh, that post makes me feel old! Back in 1976 I worked packing Mr Men books into boxes for shipping. I grew to hate them, as the new books were notorious for sticking together, so counting out 24 wasn't a doddle!Diz (not entering the competition, just HAD to comment!)

  3. jaz says:

    Little miss Sunshine because I'm always looking on the bright side of life 😉

  4. Kellie says:

    Oh, it has to be Little Miss Busy. One day I might rest. One day…. 😉

  5. DanniiBeauty says:

    I would be like Miss Sunshine, love being positive and happy and spreading the happiness around!

  6. Thanks form your comments ladies! I think I am little Miss Sunshine because I like to make people smile (except if you read my next blog post!). Karen xx

  7. Anonymous says:

    im thinking id be miss silly cause im always saying and doing silly stuff kaz riehs

  8. CMET says:

    I'm definitely Little Miss Dotty… I SO live in nonsense land, and yes, well, I'm completely dotty, loopy, nuts, insane to go with it! And just for fun, I'm the Mum of Little Miss Curious (who wants to know EVERYTHING!) and Little Miss Trouble who is oh-so-cute but very good at being 'trouble'.

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