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Adam Hargreaves

  • 5 stars across 224 books
    It all started with a tickle. Roger Hargreaves' son Adam asked him what a tickle looked like. In response, Roger drew a small orange man with extraordinarily long arms that could reach anywhere and tickle anyone. The idea that a tickle could be a character in its own right sparked an idea in Roger's mind. Roger was a successful copywriter but he wanted to do something that would enable him to work from home and spend more time with his four children. He wondered if he could make a living writing and illustrating children's books so he wrote the first Mr Men titles: Mr Tickle, Mr Greedy, Mr Happy, Mr Nosey, Mr Sneeze and Mr Bump.

    The books were an instant hit and Roger went on to create many more Mr Men and Little Miss characters. What Roger really wanted was to make children laugh. Mr Silly was his favourite Mr Men story and, according to his family, encapsulates his humour most closely. Sadly Roger passed away in 1988, but his son Adam took over the series, introducing new characters and exciting new adventures. Roger once said, `I feel very happy to think that when the Mr Men and Little Misses are 100 years old, their readers will always be five.'


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    8th February 2018

    Mr. Messy

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    8th March 2018

    Little Miss Inventor

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    3rd August 2017

    Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet

    Trouble and impishness abound in this irresistible new series by the author & illustrator of the MR. ME... More

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    25th February 2016

    Mr. Men Little Miss Adventure with Dinosaurs

    Little Miss Curious has found a footprint. The biggest footprint she has ever seen. And so begins a Mr Men hunt to fin... More

    (9 reviews)
    25th April 2017

    Doctor Who: Dr. Twelfth (Roger Hargreaves)

    The greatest mash-up in the entire Whoniverse is here! Doctor Who meets Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men in this new s... More

    (9 reviews)
    8th February 2018

    Mr. Happy and the Wizard

    When Mr. Happy finds a book of spells, he decides to use the spells to make people happier. But things don't work out ... More

    (8 reviews)
    3rd September 2012

    Mr. Men Meet Father Christmas

    When Little Miss Tiny secretly wishes she could visit Father Christmas she doesn't expect her wish to come true. But mag... More

    (7 reviews)
    2nd June 2008

    Little Miss Stubborn and the Unicorn

    Little Miss Stubborn doesn't believe that unicorns exist. But when her friends say that they have met one, she is determ... More

    (6 reviews)
    8th May 2014

    Little Miss Hug

    Little Miss Hug is an expert hugger. More than anything else, she loves to hug her friends and make them feel better. An... More

    (6 reviews)
    2nd June 2008

    Little Miss Birthday

    Little Miss Birthday enjoys every day because every day is someone's birthday and Little Miss Birthday loves birthday pr... More

    (6 reviews)
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