Saturday, May 12, 2012

MR. TICKLE / by Roger Hargreaves

MR. TICKLE by Roger Hargreaves begins with Mr. Tickle bed and making himself breakfast without getting up because of his "extraordinarily long arms".  I found that  a bit creepy.  He then decides that it is a tickling sort of day and so goes around town tickling people (and, in some instances causing some pretty serious havoc) - a teacher, a policeman, a greengrocer, a station guard, a doctor, a butcher and a postman.  I'm not a ticklish sort of person so the thought of this indiscriminate tickling struck me as a more than a bit creepy.  Mr. Tickle "laughed and laughed" at the thought of all the people he had tickled.  The book ends with a warning that Mr. Tickle could be lurking around your doorway, waiting to tickle you.  Now that's really creepy! 
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Bonnie R

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