Mr. Strong: Good Thing I Came Along!

Mr. Strong: Good Thing I Came Along!

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by Michael Daedalus Kenny
     
 

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Good thing Mr. Strong came along!

Mr. Strong rescues a dog, joins a pirate crew, cleans up Dillydale Gulch, stars in a music video, throws a dinner party, and still has time to get to the gym! Is it any wonder he’s Dillydale’s resident hero?

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Good thing Mr. Strong came along!

Mr. Strong rescues a dog, joins a pirate crew, cleans up Dillydale Gulch, stars in a music video, throws a dinner party, and still has time to get to the gym! Is it any wonder he’s Dillydale’s resident hero?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Characters from Roger Hargreaves's classic "Mr. Men Little Miss" series have been turned into a cartoon show, which has in turn produced books based upon the modernized adaptations. Little Miss Daredevil participates with the other residents of Dillydale in an Amazing Race-style series of geographical and travel challenges. The whole book is a series of travel contests moving from the Mr. Men version of Mount Rushmore all the way to the Moon, each won by Miss Daredevil's cavalier, pushy optimism. Mr. Strong's collection of episodic stories reinvents the characters as cowboys, pirates, or superheroes, whatever was needed for the sketch, each solved by Mr. Strong's strength or-more likely-indefatigability. The television format divided each episode into a number of short skits featuring different members of the collective, but these books focus on the exploits of a particular individual. This is not to their benefit. The characters are designed around single traits, often aspects of behavior that are extreme in isolation. To then have a series of skits or adventures featuring only variations on that one characteristic lacks variety and creates diminishing returns in entertainment. The artwork effectively mimics the simplified animation of the show, but this also makes the layouts stiff and the characters limited in movement. Readers may find these volumes diverting but unfulfilling.—Benjamin Russell, Belmont High School, NH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421561660
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
02/27/2013
Series:
Mr. Men and Little Miss Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
79
File size:
26 MB
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Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Daedalus Kenny was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Northern California wine country.  He studied art at California State University, Long Beach where he started writing drawing and publishing comics.  In 1989 he began his career in animation.  He storyboarded and directed Rugrats and a number of other shows for Nickelodeon.  In 2002 he was nominated for an Emmy Award as a director for his work on As Told by Ginger.

He continues to storyboard and direct, as well as write, on various cartoons, most notably The Mr. Men Show.  He has recently done work for Disney and for Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon, Book of Dragons.  He lives happily in Los Angeles with his artist wife Diana and their two cats.

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Mr. Strong: Good Thing I Came Along 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No way! Little sunshine!