Today would have been Roger Hargreaves 76th Birthday. Roger Hargreaves is the author of the Mr. Men and Little Miss series of books that many of us remember from our childhoods. The bulk of the series was written in the 70’s but several new books were released after 2000. The newer books are a bit more modern (for example, “Mr Cool” and some are considered special editions; these feature a new character or a old character in a new situation like “Little Miss Naughty and the Good Fairy”
Like most book series these days the characters have moved out of the books and into the toy isles. You can even buy Mr. Bump bandages and cold packs for bruises!
Also worth checking out- today’s Google Doodles feature various Mr. Men and Little Miss characters. My favourite is Little Miss Sunshine as that was my favourite Little Miss books when I was a child. Don’t forget to refresh the page- there are several different designs featuring Hargreaves’ characters.