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Mr. Greedy


Book No.
2 (UK and US)
4 (France)
Release Date
Preceded by
Mr. Tickle (UK and US)
Mr. Mischief (France)
Followed by
Mr. Happy (UK and US)
Mr. Funny (France)
First appearance

Mr. Greedy is the second book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him[]



Mr. Greedy in the books.

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Mr. Greedy's orignal front cover.

The story begins with Mr. Greedy waking up in his bed after dreaming about food as usual. He then goes downstairs, and has the most enormous breakfast. After that, he goes on a walk, and finds his way into a cave where everything is larger than life. He begins to explore, but finds larger-than-normal food. Mr. Greedy is then picked up by a giant who teaches him a lesson and makes him eat all the giant food, making Mr. Greedy end up fatter and feeling like he would burst at any moment. The giant agrees to let him go as long as he promises that he will never be greedy again. Mr. Greedy promises, and then in the end of the story, he is still keeping the promise and now has lost some weight, and it now shows him as a more thinner oval.


  • Moral: Don't overeat.
  • In the US version of Mr. Men and Little Miss, he had a pig-like voice. Len Carlson would later use a similar voice for Buzz in the first few seasons of Cyberchase.
  • In the 1975 TV series, an extra 6 slices of toast are added to his breakfast.
  • He had a nightmare about him with no food in one episode of Mr. Men and Little Miss titled "No food is no fun for Mr. Greedy".
  • In one episode of Mr. Men and Little Miss, Little Miss Magic made him thin.
  • Despite being redesigned to have a more shaped head, starting from his reappearance in Little Miss Hug's story, he appears in his original design. However, this is only in merchandise and corporate photos.
  • His best friend is Mr. Skinny, who is not as fat as he is.
  • The redesign of Mr. Nosy in The Mr. Men Show was inspired by Mr. Greedy's original shape.
  • Mr. Greedy loves pancakes with heavy amounts of chocolate spread.
  • He has the most appearances out of any character in Mr. Men Little Miss / ミスターメン リトルミス.
  • According to the Mr. Men website, his belly weighs as much as the whole of Mr. Happy!


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International publications & translations[]

This is a list of alternative titles for this book being published internationally.

  • Mr. Barus (Welsh)
  • Mr. Trachwantus (Welsh version of Mr. Tickle and the Dragon only)
  • Monsieur Glouton (French)
  • Unser Herr Nimmersatt (German, 1982)
  • Mister Vielfraß (German, 2018)
  • Mr. Comilón (Chilean Spanish)
  • Don Glotón (Castilian Spanish)
  • Mr. Glotón (Castilian Spanish, 2014)
  • Il Sig. Goloso (Italian)
  • Meneer Smikkel (Dutch, 1976)
  • Meneertje Gulzig (Dutch, 1986)
  • Meneertje Vreetzak (Dutch, 2013)
  • Senhor Comilão (Portuguese, 1975)
  • Sr. Guloso (Portuguese, 2003)
  • Ο Κύριος Λαίμαργος (O Kyrios Laimargos) (Greek)
  • Fætter Grådig (Danish, 1981)
  • Hr. Madglad (Danish, 2012)
  • Herr Grådig (Norwegian)
  • Gubben Gluf-Glufs (Swedish)
  • Herra Hámur (Icelandic)
  • Pan Łakomczuch (Polish)
  • Mali Požeruh (Slovenian)
  • Mr. Mohó (Hungarian, 1998)
  • Mr. Falánk (Hungarian, 2009)
  • Господин Алавко (Gospоdin Alavko; Serbian)
  • Пан Обжоркин (Russian)
  • 贪吃先生 (Tānchī Xiānshēng; China)
  • 貪吃先生 (Tānchī Xiānshēng; Taiwan)
  • 貪心先生 (Taam¹ sam¹ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese)
  • くいしんぼうくん (Kuishinbō-kun; Japanese)
  • 먹보씨 (Meokbo-ssi; Korean)
  • คุณตะกละ (Kun Dtà-glà; Thai)
  • מר בולמוס (Mar Bulmus; Hebrew, 1976)
  • מר חמדן (Mar Khamdán; Hebrew, 2003)
  • מר זללן (Mar Zalelán; Hebrew, 2024)
  • أستاذ فجعان (ʾUstāḏ Fi-Gaʿān; Arabic)
  • آقا کوچولوی شکمو (Âqâ Kučulu-ye Šekamo; Persian, Gohar Danesh)
  • آقای شکمو (Âqâ-ye Šekamo; Persian, Avae Andisheh)
  • آقا شکمو (Âqâ Šekamo; Persian, Ghadyani)

List of characters[]

This is a list of Mr. Men, Little Miss and other special characters that appear in this book.

Title character other appearances[]



Mr. Men[]

Little Miss[]


Mr. Men and Little Miss[]

Season 1[]
Season 2[]
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Mini Cinema[]

Mr. Men Little Miss / ミスターメン リトルミス[]



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