35th Birthday Celebrations.




On Monday the 3rd April 2006, a party was held to Celebrate the Mr Men & Little Miss 35th Birthday Party. The party was attended by Adam Hargreaves the current Author, Chorion PLC employee's who own all rights relating to the Mr Men & Little Miss, Present Publishers Egmont Publishing, Members of the Press and a few fans including Myself.

(My Invitation)




It took place at the Animation Art Gallery in London, Oxford Circus.



The Party began with the entrance of the two new characters - "Mr Birthday" & "Little Miss Birthday". Their entrance caused quite a stir out on the street.



At this point I managed to grab a quick pic' with the two New Characters.



A Huge Cake was made to Celebrate the Big day with.



Adam Hargreaves the current Author was given the honour of cutting the cake. (And Mighty Tasty it was!!)



Placed around the Gallery was several boards charting the History of the Mr Men Phenomenon, including this one which shows a picture of the Original Mr Tickle Book, which began the series.



Also on display was a Gold Record for sale of over 100,000 copies.

"Presented to Roger Hargreaves by BBC Records and Tapes, to recognize the sale of over 100,000 copies of the Mr Men Records and Tapes".




Entertainment was provided and included a wonderful Balloon Artist. From the picture on my tie he was able to create my favourite character " Mr Silly" in about 10 minutes.



Several Weeks earlier I had been approached by Taylor Herring the company responsible for Mr Men Promotions, Enquiring into the possibility of borrowing a few items from my collection. This I was more than happy to do.



My Wade Collection.



More Wade.



Toys and Mr Tickle Waterbottle.



Little Miss Teaset, Egg Cups and 3D Books.



More Books, Play Telephone, Ceramic Pots and the Original Mr Tickle Book. ( I wish I could say it was mine but its not)



My day was rounded off when Adam Hargreaves presented me with a Signed picture of Himself with the two New Characters.

(This is visible on my Signatures Page).




On Leaving the Party Everyone was presented with a Goody Bag, Each containing:-
  • The 2 New Stories
  • A Birthday Poster
  • A Limited Edition Print
  • 3 Postcards
  • Some Stickers
  • A Yo-yo
  • A Badge
  • An Information Pack


  • A Piece of Birthday Cake


Several Weeks Later I received this Lovely Bunch of Flowers from Chorion PLC, as a Thank You for my Help with the Birthday Celebrations.

Many Thanks.


The Mr Men Birthday Exhibition finally closed after being extended several times on the 23rd May 2006.

It was a very popular Exhibition and averaged 200 visitors a day.