Roger Hargreaves (Author)

About

Born in 1935 in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, Charles Roger Hargreaves is Britain's third best-selling author of all time having sold more than 100 million books, including all the familiar Mr. Men and Little Miss characters. Roger Hargreaves followed a career in advertising before becoming an author and illustrator.

He wrote the first Mr. Men book in 1971 when his 8 year old son, Adam Hargreaves, asked 'What does a tickle look like?' In response, Roger drew a figure with a round orange body and long, rubbery arms and Mr. Tickle was born.

He initially had difficulty finding a publisher, but once he did, the books became an instant success, selling over one million copies within three years and spawning a BBC animated television series, narrated and voiced by Arthur Lowe.

By 1976, Roger Hargreaves had quit his day job as creative director of a London advertising firm. In 1981, the Little Miss series of books began with Little Miss Bossy. They were also made into a television series in 1983, which was narrated by John Alderton and Pauline Collins, who voiced the Mr. Men and Little Misses respectively.

Although Roger Hargreaves wrote many other children's stories, including the Timbuctoo series of twenty-five books, John Mouse, and the Roundy and Squary books, he is best known for his Mr. Men and Little Miss books. With his wife, Christine, Roger had four children: Adam, Giles, and twins Sophie and Amelia who were the inspiration for Little Miss Twins.

Roger Hargreaves died suddenly of a stroke 11 September 1988. Adam has continued to write and draw the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters in new stories. In April 2004, Christine sold the rights to the Mr. Men characters to the entertainment group Chorion.

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Book Cover:  Mr Men and Little Miss: How to Draw Mr Men

If you've always wanted to know how to draw Mr Bump with all those bandages, Mr Tall with his extraordinarily long legs or a worm wearing a bowler hat then this book is for you!

With step-by-step instructions, stensils, stickers, helpful and not-so-helpful tips, the only thing you'll need to worry about is whether you can make Mr Tickle's long arms fit on the page!

If you've always wanted to know how to draw Mr Bump with all those bandages, Mr Tall with his extraordinarily long legs or a worm wearing a bowler hat then this book is for you!

With step-by-step instructions...

Published: 30/08/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781846467127
Book Cover:  Mr Men and Little Miss: Little Miss Bad

The Mr Men and Little Miss series of titles now feature spine art. Collect the 33 Little Miss titles so the spine art reveals a picture when all titles are placed together in numbered order.

Little Miss Bad is naughty and mischievous.

The Mr Men and Little Miss series of titles now feature spine art. Collect the 33 Little Miss titles so the spine art reveals a picture when all titles are placed together in numbered order.

Little Miss...

Published: 05/03/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846462214
Book Cover:  Mr Men and Little Miss: Little Miss Birthday
Little Miss Birthday takes pride in her ability to find the right gift for each of her friends. However one day she becomes quite frustrated as she simply cannot think of a birthday gift for Mr Wrong, until she is greeted by Mr Muddle . . .
Little Miss Birthday takes pride in her ability to find the right gift for each of her friends. However one day she becomes quite frustrated as she simply cannot think of a birthday gift for Mr Wrong...
Published: 28/08/2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846462146
Book Cover:  Mr Men and Little Miss: Little Miss Bossy

The Mr Men and Little Miss series of titles now feature spine art. Collect the 33 Little Miss titles so the spine art reveals a picture when all titles are placed together in numbered order.

Little Miss Bossy loves to tell everyone what to do.

The Mr Men and Little Miss series of titles now feature spine art. Collect the 33 Little Miss titles so the spine art reveals a picture when all titles are placed together in numbered order.

Little Miss...

Published: 05/03/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846462221
Book Cover:  Mr Men and Little Miss: Little Miss Brainy

The Mr Men and Little Miss series of titles now feature spine art. Collect the 33 Little Miss titles so the spine art reveals a picture when all titles are placed together in numbered order.  

Little Miss Brainy knows lots of clever things.

The Mr Men and Little Miss series of titles now feature spine art. Collect the 33 Little Miss titles so the spine art reveals a picture when all titles are placed together in numbered order.  ...

Published: 05/03/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846462238

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30 Jul 2015
2015 Man Booker Prize longlist announced
We are delighted with the news that four Penguin Random House titles have been longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize:Did You Ever Have a Family, Bill CleggThe Green Road, Anne EnrightSatin Island, Tom McCarthy

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