The most popular Mr Men book is Mr Tickle.
The most popular Little Miss book is Little Miss Naughty.
The series was originally called the "Mister" series. The first
books cost a mere 15p to buy.
Little Miss Twins was written for Roger Hargreaves' twin
daughters - Amelia and Sophie.
Roger Hargreaves' favourite Mr Man was Mr Silly - for his silly
sense of humour.
Adam Hargreaves' favourite character is Mr Bump because of the
way he looks and his amusing slapstick character.
Adam Hargreaves says the simplicity of the characters is the key
to their success: "My father was very successful in capturing basic human
characteristics and turning them into something humorous".
Mr Dizzy in Danish is called Faetter Dumbum.
Mr Mean keeps all his money in a tin, in a box, in a case, in a
trunk, in a hole in his cellar, in his house.
Other Roger Hargreaves series include John Mouse (1973),
Timbuctoo (1978) and Hippo-Potto-Mouse (1982).
The appeal of the Mr Men characters is not limited to children,
possessing a degree of sophistication and humour that is attractive to adult
readers. Mr Means guide to Management was the bestselling business title in the
UK in 2000.
The Mr Men books have been translated into 15 languages, and in
this process several other Mr Men characters have been created by editors around
the world, such as "Madame Oui" in France. Additionally, some characters have
been renamed for foreign markets, such as Mr Jelly, who is known as Mr Nervous
in the USA.
Over 80 licensees exist worldwide, making some fantastic Mr Men
and Little Miss products. You can buy Mr Greedy Doughnuts, Mr Bump Plasters, Mr
Cool Cool bags, Little Miss Naughty Slippers and Mr Bounce Trampolines.