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Roger Hargreaves

  • 4 stars across 440 books
    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)
    31st January 2018

    Mr. Messy

    Mr Messy was the messiest person you'd ever met in your whole life. He looked messy because he was messy in everything h... More

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    31st January 2018

    Mr. Happy

    Mr Happy was fat and round, and happy! When he meets Mr Miserable, the most miserable person in the world, Mr Happy wond... More

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    27th August 2015

    Mr. Christmas

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

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    31st January 2018

    Mr. Tickle

    Mr Tickle is small and round and has arms that stretch and stretch and stretch. So, if you are in any way ticklish, bewa... More

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    31st January 2018

    Mr. Topsy-Turvy

    Mr Topsy-Turvy was a funny sort of fellow. Everything about him was either upside down, or inside out, or back to front ... More

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    8th May 2014

    Mr. Mean

    Mr Mean lived up to his name. He is so mean that all he gave his brother for Christmas was a lump of coal. Can the wizar... More

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    8th May 2014

    Mr. Slow

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

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    31st January 2018

    Mr. Bump

    Poor Mr Bump just cannot stop having accidents. If there was something for Mr Bump to bump into, he'd bump into it all r... More

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    31st January 2018

    Mr. Nosey

    Mr Nosey liked to know about everything that was going on. He was always poking his nose into other people's business. A... More

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    4th August 2006

    Mr Men and Little Miss: Little Miss Christmas

    One Christmas, Little Miss Christmas decides that she needs a break from wrapping presents, so she asks Father Christmas... More

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