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Mr. Tickle: A Storybook Review — Dad Mode: On
Imagine you had an abnormally long body part, and you went around places bothering people with your unusually long bodily appendage…And you got away with it. That doesn’t sound right, does it? That probably sounds like a really inappropriate story. Well that’s pretty much the essence of this Mr. Tickle book. Originally written by Roger Hargreaves in 1971, Mr. Tickle was the first book of the Mr. Men series. The story was inspired by Hargreaves’ son when he asked what a Tickle was. The book starts off pretty chill with Mr. Tickle using his extraordinary long arms to do every day stuff, like grabbing a snack from the downstairs fridge in bed. Reading this the first time I immediately thought, “Damn, imagine if this guy played for the Raptors.” Then I realized they already had a guy like that on the team in Bruno Cabloco. After that basketball related digression, I continued to read and that’s when things in get weird and questionable. As Mr. Tickle starts his day, he decides that he’s going …