Mr Men: Mr. Tickle 50th Anniversary Edition – Roger Hargreaves


Penguin Australia

March 2021

  • Imprint: Mr Men
  • ISBN; 9781761042157
  • RRP: $16.99

In 1971 Roger Hargreaves wrote the first of what was to become one of the most well-known and iconic book series for children, after his small son asked him what a tickle would look like. No doubt in the beginning, particularly having found it difficult to secure a publishing deal, he had no idea that fifty years later this best-loved series would still be going from strength to strength.

Celebrations world-wide this year are a testament to the enduring popularity of the series and its characters as well commemorative coins being commissioned by the UK Mint, the introduction of a new Mr and Miss (as voted for by the public – 73 k of them!) and a range of merchandise and activities available via the official website.

When Roger died in his early 50s, the brand was taken over by his son Adam who has continued to delight children around the world as he creates more characters as well as designing merchandise, seasonal/special books, various formats such as board books and more. With over 90 characters in the Mr/Miss world there is bound to be a personality to fit every child reader – and some adults as well! (I know how much I love my Little Miss Bossy shirt!)

I’m keen for our library team to go full Mr/Little Miss this Book Week and if I can persuade them, I’ll be sure to share the photos!

In the meantime, why not buy this beautiful gold-foiled commemorative copy for a special little Mr or Miss in your circle?

Recommended with delight for little readers from toddler upwards.

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