As a child I loved the Mr Men with their simple shapes, characters and personalities. We all had a different favourite, mine being Mr Small with the concept of everything in the world being bigger than yourself, which I suppose is just how a young child views the world.
But Mr Men & Little Misses are timeless classics and my own children loved them in equal measure and my son’s favourite was Mr Bump who he loved pretending to be by bumping into things!
The author of these fabulous books was Roger Hargreaves, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire in 1935 and he produced a total of 48 Mr Men books and following his death in 1988 his son Adam produced further books including some unpublished characters his father had created. The 1st Little Miss book was Little Miss Bossy which was published in 1981.
The world of the Mr Men and Little Misses was expanded with the launch of an animated series on television in 1974.
Last Christmas one of our best sellers in our gift range was our Mr Grumpy mug…..not sure what that’s about girls! We love the new aluminium drinks bottles that have just arrived with Mr Messy proving to be a popular choice.