““Why don’t you try eating something?” suggested Alice. “BUT, Eating what?” “I don’t know,” said Alice sounding helpless, “Try a few things.” Queenie thought it was worth a try and in the corner of the room, she saw an old pram. “I could try eating that,” she said and without much more ado, she swallowed it. Wheels and all. “How do you feel?” asked Alice sounding a trifle alarmed. Remember she was an alarm clock. “Most peculiar,” said Queenie going a shade pale. ”I think I’d better lie down.” But as soon as she moved, she clanked. CLANK! “Oh, I do beg your pardon!” she exclaimed and clanked again even louder.
Queenie is one of the principal characters featured in the original first six books published by Thurman Publishing (Mr Men).
Queenie is a dear, sweet old lady and her story concerns her need to find something to eat that will make her fatter because, as it explains in the story, a quilt needs to be fat and warm and snugly.
Queenie appears quite frequently in some of the other stories and is consistently kind and patient, if not a little timid.
The name Queenie is an affectionate, or pet use, of the term queen - and is thought to be derived from the Old English word 'cwen', meaning 'woman' rather than a reference to the monarch or his wife. Names Queenie