Tes Editorial

Why Mr Greedy can turn you into Little Miss Confused

The Mr Men book Mr Greedy is actually harder to read than some Roald Dahl books, according to research

“Over on the other side of the table stood the source of that delicious smell. A huge enormous gigantic colossal plate, and on the plate huge enormous gigantic colossal sausages the size of pillows, and huge enormous gigantic colossal potatoes the size of beach balls, and huge enormous gigantic colossal peas the size of cabbages.”

Some of you might recognise the above passage from Roger Hargreaves’ Mr Greedy, part of his Mr Men and Little Miss series.

What about it? Well, experts used that paragraph as an example of why the book is harder to read than Roald Dahl classics like The Magic ...

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