She meets the smiling Mr. Happy and says she can smile more beautifully then Mr. Happy in the first page of the book. Of course it's not true. She doesn't even care however. She meets Little Miss Shy and says that she doesn't blush and isn't shy. Little Miss Shy begins to cry. A wizard was watching and decides to teach her a lesson. She soon meets the wizard who has transformed into Mr. Messy. Mr. Messy says she'll never be as dirty as him. She rolls in a pile of mud and becomes incredibly dirty. Her mouth is now covered in mud and she is dirtier than Mr. Messy. She goes into town and meets the wizard who is transformed into Mr. Bump. He says "I'm sure you will never have as much misfortune as me." Little Miss Selfish goes off and bumps her head really hard to prove she can have more bad luck. It hurts very badly. She meets the wizard who has turned into Mr. Greedy. He says he bets she could never eat more than him. She eats a huge amount of food. The problem now is she's very dirty, in a lot of pain, and she has eaten too much. She left and swore she wouldn't do it again. The wizard meets a changed Little Miss Selfish the next day and asks her what she will call herself, concluding the story.
International publications & translations
This is a list of alternate titles for this book being published internationally.
- Madame Moi-je (French)
- Gender: Female
- Colour: Green
- Relatives: None
- Job: Being Selfish, cruel, mean, nasty and only thinking of herself.
List of characters
This is a list of Mr. Men, Little Miss and other special characters that appear in this book.
- Mr. Messy
- Mr. Greedy
- Mr. Happy
- Mr. Bump
- Little Miss Shy
- Mr. Topsy-Turvy (On cover, saying "You are selfish very")
Title character other appearances
- The Wicked Witch Of The West (The Wizard Of Oz. Both are selfish, green, wicked and cruel).
- Oskar Kokoshka (Hey Arnold, both are selfish)
- Homer Simpson (The Simpsons, both can be selfish, although Miss Selfish is deliberatly selfish, while Homer isn't.),
- Marjorie Dawes (Little Britain, both are selfish and cruel).
- Me Bear (I'm Sprung, both are selfish).
- The White Witch (The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, both are cruel).
- The Diesel/D261/Class 40 (Thomas & Friends, both are green, mean and have no friends).
- Georgette (Oliver and Company, both are selfish).
- Sarah (Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, both are selfish).
- Farmer Giles (Henry's Cat, both are mean and wear yellow hats).
- Wario (Nintendo, both are very selfish and wear yellow hats).
- Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty, both are green, wicked and cruel).
- Lucy van Peltz (Peanuts, both are selfish)
- Joe Muffaw (Disney's Paul Bunyan, both wear yellow hats).
- Ursula (The Little Mermaid, both are selfish).
- Lotso (Toy Story 3, both are cruel).
- Axel (Kingdom Hearts: Chain Of Memories, both are selfish).
- Mother Gothel (Tangled, both are selfish and cruel).
- Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter, both are sadistic and heartless).
- Daisy the Diesel Railcar (Thomas and Friends), both are green and yellow and are selfish.
- Roddy (Flushed Away),both are selfish.
- Starshine (Fairy Tale Girls/Mikayla's Words Fairy Tales), both are selfish.
- The Mask (Namesake series), both are green and wear yellow hats and look alike.
- Mr. Men
- Mr. Tickle Mr. Greedy Mr. Happy Mr. Nosey Mr. Sneeze Mr. Bump Mr. Snow Mr. Messy Mr. Topsy-Turvy Mr. Silly
- Mr. Uppity Mr. Small Mr. Daydream Mr. Forgetful Mr. Jelly Mr. Noisy Mr. Lazy Mr. Funny Mr. Mean Mr. Chatterbox
- Mr. Fussy Mr. Bounce Mr. Muddle Mr. Dizzy Mr. Impossible Mr. Strong Mr. Grumpy Mr. Clumsy Mr. Quiet Mr. Rush
- Mr. Tall Mr. Worry Mr. Nonsense Mr. Wrong Mr. Skinny Mr. Mischief Mr. Clever Mr. Busy Mr. Slow Mr. Brave
- Mr. Grumble Mr. Perfect Mr. Cheerful Mr. Cool Mr. Rude Mr. Good Mr. Nobody
- Little Miss
- Little Miss Bossy Little Miss Naughty Little Miss Neat Little Miss Sunshine Little Miss Tiny Little Miss Trouble Little Miss Helpful Little Miss Magic Little Miss Shy Little Miss Splendid
- Little Miss Late Little Miss Scatterbrain Little Miss Greedy Little Miss Giggles Little Miss Twins Little Miss Chatterbox Little Miss Dotty Little Miss Lucky Little Miss Star Little Miss Fickle
- Little Miss Contrary Little Miss Busy Little Miss Quick Little Miss Wise Little Miss Tidy Little Miss Brainy Little Miss Stubborn Little Miss Curious Little Miss Fun Little Miss Somersault
- Little Miss Scary Little Miss Bad Little Miss Whoops Little Miss Princess Little Miss Hug
- Special Mr. Men
- Mr. Cheeky Mr. Christmas Mr. Birthday Little Miss Jealous Little Miss Christmas Little Miss Birthday Little Miss Stella Mr. Stupid
- Non-English Mr Men
- Mr. Crosspatch Mr. No Little Miss All-Goes-Well Little Miss Brilliant Little Miss Busy-Body Little Miss Careful Little Miss Loud Little Miss Prim Little Miss Selfish Little Miss Vain Little Miss Yes
- Misc. Mr Men
- Little Miss Calamity Little Miss Daredevil Mr. Scatterbrain Mr. Stubborn Other Mr. Men Caveman Mummy Grandfather Clock Mr. Magic Mr. Roundy Mr. Squary Mr. Beefeater Mr. Funny (Beafeater) Mr. Metal Mr. Fussy's unnamed releative Mr. Spendy
- Appeared in other Stories
- Mr. Miserable Mr. Right Mr. Thrifty Little Miss Thrifty Mr. Penny Mr. Prudence Wilfred the Wizard Mr. All-Goes-Wrong Little Miss Nobody