The story tells of a little boy named Jack. Now Jack was a very good little boy. He always ate up his lunch. He always went to bed when he was told. He always said "Please" and "Thank you." But, Jack was a daydreamer! Whenever he was supposed to be thinking about something, he found himself thinking about something else. Daydreaming! He is at school when his teacher is talking about history. He looks out the window and meets Mr. Daydream, who invites Jack to come on an adventure with him. They get on the back of a huge bird, and the bird flies them from place to place. In the jungle, a crocodile tricks them into using his back as a bridge, and tries to toss them into his mouth, reminiscent of what the fox did to The Gingerbread Man. The bird rescues them and takes Jack and Mr. Daydream to other places, such as the North Pole, and finally to the Wild West, where Mr. Daydream puts on a hat too big for him, and cannot see. He calls Jack's name from under the hat, and Jack realizes that it wasn't Mr. Daydream calling Jack's name, but his teacher. When the teacher says Jack has been daydreaming, the reader realizes daydreaming is more fun than history!
International publications & translations
Mr. Daydream appears under the titles Monsieur Rêve (French), Don Sonador (Spanish), Meneertje Dagdroom (Dutch), 白日夢先生 (Taiwan), 공상씨 (Korean), Mr. Breuddwyd (Welsh), Ο Κύριος Ονειροπόλος (Greek), Unser Herr Träumerisch (German), Fætter Dagdrøm (Danish), Gubben Dagdröm (Swedish), ゆめみくん (Japanese), מר חלמן (Hebrew).
List of characters
This is a list of Mr. Men, Little Miss and other special characters that appear in this book.
- Giant Bird
Title character other appearances
This is a list of other books that the title character has appeared in.
- Little Miss Splendid
- Mr. Bounce (Seen on the bus on TV)
- The Christmas Letter (TV)
- The Great Alphabet Hunt (TV)
- Mr. Daydream Talks to the Stars (TV)
- Mr. Tickle Saves the Day (TV)
- Mr. Worry and the Giant (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Helpful Goes to the Fair (TV) (cameo)
- In the intro for the Mr. Men Show, a bright blue face appears. Whenever or not it's actually Mr. Daydream or Mr. Bump is unknown.
- On TV, his episode breaks the fourth wall, "This is a story about Mr. Daydream, you know what he looks like don't you? Because you've seen at the beginning, It's also about a little boy named Jack, but you don't know what he looks like so here's a picture of him."
- He is the only cloud shaped character.
See Counterparts Wiki.