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Mr. Rush

Mr-Rush 3A

Book No.
30 (UK and US)
23 (France)
Release Date
5 March, 1978
Preceded by
Mr. Quiet (UK and US)
Mr. Messy (France)
Followed by
Mr. Tall (UK and US)
Mr. Fussy (France)
First appearance

Mr. Rush is the thirtieth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him[]



Mr. Rush in the Mr. Men books

Mr. Rush is always in a rush. He never does anything properly. He is in such a rush he has a terrible breakfast (toast not toasted, water cold), only brushes one tooth, and runs out of the house to go nowhere. He sees an ad for a vacation in a magazine but can't go away because he has no money, so he wants a job to make money. Being a bus driver isn't good, because he doesn't stop at any of the stops, being a waiter isn't good because he'd whisk away the food as soon as he brought it. The job he finds is as a postman delivering express letters, the best job for the fastest thing on two feet. He saves enough money and goes on vacation.

International publications & translations[]

This is a list of alternate titles for this book being published internationally:

  • Monsieur Pressé (French)
  • Unser Herr Eilig (German, 1987)
  • Mister Fix (German, 2017)
  • Mr. Apresurado (Castilian Spanish)
  • Don Prisas (Mexican Spanish)
  • Mr. Prisa (Chilean Spanish, 1984)
  • Sr. Apresurado (Chilean Spanish, 1995)
  • Meneertje Vliegensvlug (Dutch)
  • Ο Κύριος Βιαστικός ( O Kýrios Viastikós) (Greek)
  • מר אץרץ (Mar 'Atsrats; Hebrew, 1980)
  • מר חיש (Mar Khish; Hebrew, 2000)
  • מר נחפז (Mar Nekhpaz; Hebrew in one instance in Little Miss Late Beats Them All!)
  • Fætter Fart (Danish, 1982)
  • Hr. Hu-Hej (Danish, 2012)
  • Herr Travel (Norwegian)
  • Pan Pośpiech (Polish)
  • 匆忙先生 (Cōngmáng Xiānshēng; Taiwan/China)
  • 趕快先生 (Gon² faai³ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese in Mr. Men and Little Miss)
  • せかせかくん (Sekaseka-Kun; Japanese)
  • 서둘러씨 (Seodurelleo-ssi; Korean)
  • آقای عجول (Âqâ-ye 'Ajul; Persian, Azabad/Avae Andisheh)
  • آقا کوچولوی عجله‌ای (Âqâ Kučulu-ye 'Ajale-ay; Persian, Gohar Danesh)
  • عجول آقا ('Ajul-e Âqâ; Persian, Ghadiyani)


Mr Rush rhombus

Mr. Rush's front view was revealed as a rhombus in Mr. Slow takes the lead.

  • Moral: Take your time. Don't rush things.
  • According to Little Miss Chatterbox in Hello, Pizza Express?, Mr. Rush is a distant cousin to Mr. Busy, but so far this is the only source to say so.
  • He is never seen with a front view. Because of this, there would be times the animators would often "flip" him. Some kid meal toys by Arby's and other merchandise do depict him with a front view.
  • His front view was revealed as a rhombus in that 1995 TV series that is in the episode, Mr. Slow Takes the Lead. This is also briefly seen in "Hurry Mr. Rush...autumn is coming!", when he turns while he's on the ladder, painting his house, and we see that the back view of Mr. Rush is also a rhombus.
  • In one part of Little Miss Busy-Body, he has a blue hand. This also happens in the inlay cover of the second Mr. Men annual.
  • Either he or Mr. Busy is the fastest Mr. Man.
  • His favourite sport is running.


See Counterparts Wiki.

List of characters[]

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

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Title character other appearances[]



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