The Mr. Men Book Series By Roger Hargreaves

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The Mr. Men Book Series

Mr. Men is a series that contains 48 children's books created by the author, Roger Hargreaves that started in 1971. Out of all of them only two were not published in English. This unique book series includes characters with names lijke Mr. Tickle and Mr. Happy, their names are given based on their personalities. After Hargreaves death in 1988, his son, Adam Hargreaves started writing and drawing new stories and characters including the ones his father had created before his death.

The Mr. Men Book Series History

The first six Mr. Men books were published in the U.K. in 1971, they were priced at 20 pence each. Mr. Tickle is the first ever character illustrated by Roger Hargreaves, the character came to his mind when his son, Adam, had told him how tickles looked like. The author responded by creating a character with a round, orange shape with long, bendy arms. Each book in The Mr. Men and Little Miss series had new characters based on a different single dominant personality trait to describe a simple moral lesson. Which was really great for children because the books easy-to-read stories and bright colorful drawings made them learn something about life's lessons in a fun way. For this the books were and are still popular today and will always be in the future for new generations of young readers to discover and love. It's sales for this book series sold over 10 million worldwide across the 28 countries.

Mr. Tickle created by Roger Hargreaves.
Mr. Tickle created by Roger Hargreaves. | Source
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The Mr. Men Complete Book Series

  • Mr. Tickle (1971)
  • Mr. Greedy (1971)
  • Mr. Happy (1971)
  • Mr. Nosey (1971)
  • Mr. Sneeze (1971)
  • Mr. Bump (1971)
  • Mr. Snow (1971)
  • Mr. Messy (1972)
  • Mr. Topsy-Turvy (1972)
  • Mr. Silly (1972)
  • Mr. Uppity (1972)
  • Mr. Small (1972)
  • Mr. Daydream (1972)
  • Mr. Forgetful (1976)
  • Mr. Jelly (1976)
  • Mr. Noisy (1976)
  • Mr. Lazy (1976)
  • Mr. Funny (1976)
  • Mr. Mean (1976)
  • Mr. Chatterbox (1976)
  • Mr. Fussy (1976)
  • Mr. Bounce (1976)
  • Mr. Muddle (1976)
  • Mr. Dizzy (1976)
  • Mr. Impossible (1976)
  • Mr. Strong (1976)
  • Mr. Grumpy (1978)
  • Mr. Clumsy (1978)
  • Mr. Quiet (1978)
  • Mr. Rush (1978)
  • Mr. Tall (1978)
  • Mr. Worry (1978)
  • Mr. Nonsense (1978)
  • Mr. Wrong (1978)
  • Mr. Skinny (1978)
  • Mr. Mischief (1978)
  • Mr. Clever (1978)
  • Mr. Busy (1978)
  • Mr. Slow (1978)
  • Mr. Brave (1990)
  • Mr. Grumble (1990)
  • Mr. Perfect (1990)
  • Mr. Cheerful (1990)
  • Mr. Cool (2003)
  • Mr. Rude (2003)
  • Mr. Nobody (1985/2010)


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The Little Miss Book Series

  • Little Miss Bossy (1981)
  • Little Miss Naughty (1981)
  • Little Miss Neat (1981)
  • Little Miss Sunshine (1981)
  • Little Miss Tiny (1981)
  • Little Miss Trouble (1981)
  • Little Miss Helpful (1981)
  • Little Miss Magic (1981)
  • Little Miss Shy (1981)
  • Little Miss Splendid (1981)
  • Little Miss Late (1981)
  • Little Miss Scatterbrain (1981)
  • Little Miss Greedy (1981)
  • Little Miss Giggles (1984)
  • Little Miss Twins (1984)
  • Little Miss Chatterbox (1984)
  • Little Miss Dotty (1984)
  • Little Miss Lucky (1984)
  • Little Miss Star (1984)
  • Little Miss Fickle (1984)
  • Little Miss Contrary (1984)
  • Little Miss Busy (1990)
  • Little Miss Quick (1990)
  • Little Miss Wise (1990)
  • Little Miss Tidy (1990)
  • Little Miss Brainy (1990)
  • Little Miss Stubborn (1990)
  • Little Miss Courious (1990)
  • Little Miss Fun (1990)
  • Little Miss Somersault (1990)
  • Little Miss Scary (2003)
  • Little Miss Bad (2003)
  • Little Miss Whoops (2003)
  • Little Miss Princess (2011)

The Mr. Men and Little Miss characters created by Roger and his son, Adam Hargreaves.
The Mr. Men and Little Miss characters created by Roger and his son, Adam Hargreaves. | Source

The Mr. Men Television Series


The Mr. Men book series was also made into a cartoon television series, that was made into 28 episodes. The first episode was produced by Terry Ward's company in 1975. The voices and narration were done by Arthur Lowe.

The characters that appear in The Mr. Men Show are:

  • Mr. Happy
  • Mr. Silly
  • Mr. Jelly
  • Mr. Snow
  • Mr. Bounce
  • Mr. Forgetful
  • Mr. Funny
  • Mr. Bump
  • Mr. Tickle
  • Mr. Small
  • Mr. Messy
  • Mr. Greedy
  • Mr. Sneeze
  • Mr. Strong
  • Mr. Daydream
  • Mr. Fussy
  • Mr. Worry
  • Mr. Uppity
  • Mr. Dizzy
  • Mr. Topsy-Turvy
  • Mr. Muddle
  • Mr. Mean
  • Mr. Nosey
  • Mr. Chatterbox
  • Mr. Noisy
  • Mr. Impossible
  • Mr. Lazy
  • Mr. Grumpy

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Comments 3 comments

meghan 4 years ago

What the heck I just want to know what goes after the title page in the Mr Men book! I need this for a project for Thursday and I'm not ready.


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Lynn Savitsky 20 months ago from New Jersey

Awww, these were among my favorites when I was a kid!


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pongogirl2 20 months ago from California, USA Author

I like the illustrations that the author did in his books:)

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