Have you ever imagined what it might feel like to be a book? Or a pencil? An ocean? A pair of scissors? Or, even, a sausage? Well, Roger Hargreaves has - and it's hilarious! The poetry classic is also in rhyme - most of the time!
I am an orange you're going to peel.
But - you don't think about how I feel!
Ouch! That hurt! But you don't care!
You peel away. It's most unfair!
Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. I Am a Book was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1984.
Roger Hargreaves was an advertising copywriter when his son asked him what a tickle looked like. Thus the Mr Men series was born, followed by the Little Miss series. Now there are over 85 characters and a staggering 100 million copies have been sold in no fewer than 30 countries.