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Roger Hargreaves

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Roger Hargreaves Biography
Roger Hargreaves (9th May 1935–11th September 1988) was an English author and illustrator of children's books and is best remembered for the Mr. Men and Little Miss series. His books have been part of popular culture since 1971 and have sold over 85 million copies worldwide in 20 languages. The simple and humorous stories, with brightly coloured and boldly drawn illustrations, are fantastic for children.
 
After Roger Hargreaves passed away, his son Adam took over the series, and is continuing to introduce new characters and exciting new adventures. Together they have published over 100 titles.
 
Roger Hargreaves Facts
Roger was a successful copywriter before beginning to create and illustrate children’s books which enabled him to work from home and spend more time with his four children.
 
The first of the Mr. Men characters was created when Adam, at age six, asked his father what a tickle looked like. He then wrote the first Mr Men titles: Mr Tickle, Mr Greedy, Mr Happy, Mr Nosey, Mr Sneeze and Mr Bump. Mr Silly was his favourite Mr Men story.
 
The book Little Miss Twins was written for Hargreaves' twin daughters, Sophie and Amelia.
 
Our favourite Roger Hargreaves Book Characters
Mr Silly
Mr Happy
Mr. Tickle
 
Our favourite Roger Hargreaves Book Quotes
“You didn’t know that there was such a thing as a Tickle, did you?” (Mr Tickle)
 
“Can you giggle and eat cornflakes at the same time?
Little Miss Giggles could!
Do you giggle while you’re asleep?
Little Miss Giggles did!
Can you giggle while you’re brushing your teeth?
Little Miss Giggles could!
She was the giggliest girl in the world, and she lived in Chuckle Cottage” (Little Miss Giggles)
 

“You should have heard them when they got together! You couldn’t get a word in edgeways. Or sideways Or any ways!” (Little Miss Chatterbox)
8th February 2018

Mr. Messy

The bestselling children’s books series for over 50 years! Mr Messy was the messiest p... MoreMr. Messy

(19 reviews) Review
8th February 2018

Mr. Happy

The bestselling children’s books series for over 50 years! Mr Happy is from Happyland ... MoreMr. Happy

(18 reviews) Review
8th February 2018

Mr. Tickle

The bestselling children’s books series for over 50 years! Mr Tickle is small and roun... MoreMr. Tickle

(18 reviews) Review
8th March 2018

Little Miss Inventor

The bestselling children’s books series for over 50 years! It's time to meet a new Lit... MoreLittle Miss Inventor

(15 reviews) Review
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Mr. Christmas

One day Mr Christmas receives a call from his uncle asking for help. Can Mr Christmas help Father Christmas deliver pres... MoreMr. Christmas

(12 reviews) Review
8th February 2018

Mr. Bump

The bestselling children’s books series for over 50 years! Poor Mr Bump just cannot st... MoreMr. Bump

(12 reviews) Review
8th May 2014

Mr. Slow

A fun and exciting tale from the land of Mr Men. It's time to meet Mr Slow!... MoreMr. Slow

(11 reviews) Review
8th May 2014

Mr. Strong

This is the story of Mr Strong. Mr Strong is the strongest person in the whole wide world. The strongest person there ha... MoreMr. Strong

(11 reviews) Review
1st February 2018

Mr. Topsy-Turvy

The bestselling children’s books series for over 50 years! Mr Topsy-Turvy was a funny ... MoreMr. Topsy-Turvy

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8th May 2014

Little Miss Stubborn

Little Miss Stubborn was extraordinarily stubborn. Once she had made up her mind there was no unmaking it. The Mr Men... MoreLittle Miss Stubborn

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