Mr Men and Little Miss creator Roger Hargreaves would have turned 76 today. I know this based purely on the absolutely gorgeous Google logo designs based on Roger’s much loved characters. Every refresh brings us a new design featuring one of the Mr Men or Little Miss characters in a setting suitable to each one.
Mr Happy:Roger (actually Charles Roger Hargreaves) first released Mr Tickle in 1971 after his son Adam asked what a tickle would look like. Roger died at a relatively early age in 1988 from a sudden stroke. Adam continued to write Mr Men books until 2004.
The books were made into animated series by the BBC in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Here is a you tube of one of the episodes featuring Arthur Lowe.
Be warned: get the tissues ready if you grew up with these.
Who was your favourite Mr Men or Little Miss?