There are times when only a polar bear will do …”Arthur and Liam’s Mum
I’m still smiling as I write this review, even though I finished reading Me and Mister P yesterday. It’s such a charming read, one that reminded me of Nurse Matilda and Mary Poppins. Except that there’s no nanny here – because there are times when only a polar bear will do, right?
Arthur is fed up with the fact that his brother Liam, who is specially abled, gets all the attention from his family. Everything is now about Liam.
Liam cannot take the school bus because he does not like crowds.
Arthur cannot watch the football match on TV because Liam is upset.
Liam is embarrassing. He sings loudly, hums all the time, dances–and Arthur can’t take it anymore. He hates it when other people make fun of Liam because he feels that they’re making fun of him.
So, he decides to run away.
Except that there’s a polar bear standing on his doorstep, and the polar bear is carrying a suitcase with Arthur’s address on it. What can Arthur do except take the bear in?
And right there, a wonderful, heart-warming friendship is born. Mister P does not even speak; yet he’s the best best friend ever. Also, Mister P gives the warmest bear hugs of all.
A charming, funny, beautiful story of friendship and family, Me and Mister P is a special book, a classic.
|Title||Me and Mister P|
|Rating (out of 5)||5|