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Adam Hargreaves

  • 4 stars across 31 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.'
    22nd February 2018

    My Book about Me by Mr Silly: A World Book Day Title

    The Mr Men have been delighting children for generations with their charming and funny antics. Bold illustrations and fu... More

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    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

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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. Greedy

    Mr Greedy liked to eat! In fact Mr Greedy loved to eat! But when he eats the dinner of a real live giant, his greediness... More

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    5th May 2016

    Thomas & Friends: Cranky

    The perfect introduction to Thomas the Tank Engine! Cranky the Crane works at the Docks on the Island of Sodor. He was... More

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    31st January 2018

    Mr. Good

    Mr Good is very good. He always makes his bed. He always cleans his teeth. And he always wipes his feet. However Mr Good... More

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    8th January 2004

    Be My Mr. Happy

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    27th April 2012

    Pecyn Mr Men

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    10th January 2000

    The Signs of Go-stop

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    25th April 2017

    Doctor Who: Dr. Fourth (Roger Hargreaves)

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

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