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Mr. Messy by Roger Hargreaves
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Nov 27, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: kids, 2009
Read in November, 2009

A biting allegory of our modern times. Mr Messy isn't conforming to society's norms, I bet he doesn't recycle either.

Cue the men in black (and white, to balance things up) Mr Tidy and Mr Neat to take control of Mr Messy and set him on the right path. However, even after they have sanitised his environment they know that he will not change his ways.

The bathing/waterboarding that Mr Messy undergoes finally breaks him, leaving him laughing along with his captors rescuers.

My kids loved it, obviously having not picked up on the darker elements of the story...

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