Mr Men books

Question: So who was the first Mr Men character – Answer : Mr. Tickle
Yes it all started with Mr Tickle. The reason it came about was his son asked him to draw a tickle. Sales over 100 million worldwide in 22 languages followed by means of the Mr Men series. That is a lot of Mr Men books.

Mr Men Books

1970s – 90s Mr Men Books

Mr Men books beginings

Mr. Men book were written and published by Roger Hargreaves from 1971. Just under 50 Mr Men books were written and 42 Little Miss were the female version written from 1981. The books were written until he died in 1988 with his son continuing the series thereafter.

For many the voice of all Mr. Men was Arthur Lowe who also played Captain Mainwaring in the sitcom Dad’s Army. The stories were incredibly popular and have been repeated many times

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Mr Men list of releases

  • Mr. Tickle, released 1971
  • Mr. Greedy, released 1971
  • Mr. Happy, released 1971
  • Mr. Nosey, released 1971
  • Mr. Sneeze, released 1971
  • Mr. Bump, released 1971
  • Mr. Snow, released 1972
  • Mr. Messy, released 1972
  • Mr. Topsy-Turvy, released 1972
  • Mr. Silly, released 1972
  • Mr. Uppity, released 1972
  • Mr. Small, released 1972
  • Mr. Daydream, released 1972
  • Mr. Forgetful, released 1976
  • Mr. Jelly, released 1976, also published as Mr. Nervous
  • Mr. Noisy, released 1976
  • Mr. Lazy, released 1976
  • Mr. Funny, released 1976
  • Mr. Mean, released 1976
  • Mr. Chatterbox, released 1976
  • Mr. Fussy, released 1976
  • Mr. Bounce, released 1976
  • Mr. Muddle, released 1976
  • Mr. Dizzy, released 1976
  • Mr. Impossible, released 1976
  • Mr. Strong, released 1976
  • Mr. Grumpy, released 1978, this, along with Mr Worry, was the last Mr. Men book to be turned into a 1970s cartoon.
  • Mr. Clumsy, released 1978,
  • Mr. Quiet, released 1978
  • Mr. Rush, released 1978
  • Mr. Tall, released 1978
  • Mr. Worry, released 1978
  • Mr. Nonsense, released 1978
  • Mr. Wrong, released 1978
  • Mr. Skinny, released 1978
  • Mr. Mischief, released 1978
  • Mr. Clever, released 1978
  • Mr. Busy, released 1978
  • Mr. Slow, released 1978
  • Mr. Brave, released 1990
  • Mr. Grumble, released 1990
  • Mr. Perfect, released 1990
  • Mr. Cheerful, released 1990
  • Mr. Cool, released 2003
  • Mr. Rude, released 2003
  • Mr. Good, released 2003
  • Mr. Nobody, released 1985/2010 (March)

In recent years more modern variations have followed, but for many the originals still stand there time. call me Mr Nostalgia or Mr Grumpy – i don’t mind!

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