Sunday, 18 October 2009

The Mr Men ABC book

What a great book it the fact it doesn't take itself too serious..
i.e todays educational books for children are too over thinked..
young kids have to learn and it must be mostly serious.
It hasn't been worked out by a committe what is important for todays kids..what is taboo and should be avoided, what could upset, alienate some children and are too hard for small children to understand.

I like the fact it is just good fun and some letters are just basically good fun like Z is for sleeping!
A nice Union Jack flag for Q is for Queen.
SH is for She and no mention of H is for He in the H section...
The funny image of Mr Happy with lipstick kiss on his cheek...
F is for Fat..:)
U is for Ugly a worm speaks out with a frown..
also love the Sun talking S is for Sun.
Its also nice that small words are also used like U is for Us, O is for On, Off and One.

Its nice how the letter fills the page with the Mr Men all around it.
A book that should be reprinted.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Rare Mr Men items on a Mr Men times table book

Mr Messy bin

Welsh Mr Nosey book..

Count Worm book..

This is a large paperback cookery book,
Originally priced £1 and published by Thurman Publishing.
Some of the recipes included are:-
Mr. Happy's Potato Boats
Mr. Nosey's Nests
Mr. Chatterbox's Chocolate Truffles
Mr. Snow's Apple Snowballs
Mr. Greedy's Grub

Vintage Mr Men Mug ~ MR BUMP
(I loved these small white mugs as a kid..I had the Mr Strong had him eating eggs on the back of the mug...they have scenes from the book on the other sides of the mug.)

MR MEN Mug Cup BUZZ from Timbuctoo

MR MEN Mr Bump Vintage 1982 12 Inch Soft Toy

Roger Hargreaves Mr Men Dominoes Set

Mr Fussy and Mr Bump wooden jigsaw
20 pieces by Michael Standfield products 1979 made in England



Mr Men mug Little Miss Scatterbrain



Vintage MR MEN Hot Water Bottle 1981

Mr Men birthday cards with envelopes
4 year old and feature a wheel inside the card to change the outer message.
(I remember this!! wonder if I got this card!!)

Collectable Mr Men badge( Mr Funny) 1976


Times Table book 1982.

Party invite

to find these items just type in Mr Men rare, vintage or old on ebay search box and get bidding..or I'll win it off you..

Mr Men Show

Mr Rude is in the headlines in the new Five Mr Men show the character will have a French accent...the French don't like this..Whoops! as Mr Clumsy would say. Its funny as the new Mr Men show looked like it was going to be very political correct show already.
Also shows how even silly thing like this can get this culturally times in a stir...How silly!

Feb 21st 2008
Get ready (NEXT MONDAY MORN) to see the Mr Men show Channel 5 on Monday-Friday morning 7:30 (its now on at 7:15am on its second series..time flies..)on Milkshake. The advert for this on Five was great:) it was done in the style of the Arthur Lowe 70's series as the Mr Men walk on and mess around with the Mr Tickle tickling it...Mr Strong lifting it...
soon we will be able to see how good it is...lets hope...

Mr Nosey is very odd with a tie and small nose unless it grows in the animation. This animation will be shown on Five Jan 2008. 5th October 2006.....
see backgrounds and where the new shape Mr Men live...nice to see background info on a animation a interesting blog. It has storyboards..background pictures..scripts..the voices of the aniamtion..and much more..

This is now all the pictures and text uploaded from the Mr Men info geocities website which will close at the end of from now on the posts I do will be new...and I intend to do more posts on this new keep coming back..

Heres a few posts I did on the Mr Men in the past at another blog..before creating this new blog.


This time line can be improved by you if you email me
Thank you!

1935- Roger Hargreaves was born at Cleckheaton, Yorkshire England.

1964- Adam Hargreaves is born.

1971- The Mr Men are invented after Adam asked Roger what a tickle was!
Roger wifes name is Christine with four children Adam, Giles and the twin sisters Amelia and Sophie.
Roger Hargreaves is an advertising executive.
Mr Tickle, Greedy, Happy, Nosey, Sneeze, Bump and Mr Snow
are the first books published at 15p.
Mr Daydream, Mr Messy, Mr Small,
Mr Uppity, Mr Topsy-Turvy, Mr Silly (Rogers favourite Mr Man)
At 20p by Fabbri books

1972- Mr Messy, Mr Dizzy, Mr Muddle, Mr Noisy, Mr Mean, Mr Strong, Mr Lazy, Mr Chatterbox,
Mr Jelly, Mr Impossible, Mr Fussy, Mr Forgetful and Mr Funny arrive!!!

1974- The classic tv series of the Mr Men are screened with Arthur Lowe

1975- Mr Men gift book comes out

1976- The bigger story books and activity books come out.
The Mr Men on Holiday, Christmas, Sports Day, Cook book,
My very own Mr Men book, Mr Small's Colouring book, Mr Men ABC, My Mr Men Counting book.

1978- Roger ends his job at the advertising industry to concentrate on the Mr Men.

1979- The first Mr Men Annual comes out for 1980!
Timbuctoo books comes out

1980- Mr Men Word books come out to teach children and make them laugh
Mr Funny at the circus, Mr Greedy goes shopping, Mr Happy at the seaside, Mr Muddle goes to school,
Mr Nosey follows his nose, Mr Silly on the farm, Mr Strong to the rescure, Mr Tickle in the park.

1981- The Little Miss are created!
His wife asked Roger for him to create these!

The first series is Little Miss Late, Trouble, Splendid, Naughty, Neat, Scatterbrain,
Plump(later Greedy!), Tiny, Helpful, Shy, Sunshine, Magic and Bossy.
Does anyone know when the second series came out is it 1972?

1984- Mr Christmas comes out!
A4 size

1985- The tv series ends with Arthur Lowe from 1974.

1988- Roger died at age 53.
Later Adam and Amelia take on the work of drawing and writing for the Mr Men.

1989- The Easy People by Gray Jolliffe and Roger Hargreaves

1996- On channel 5 and Nickleodeon 100 episodes of the Mr Men animation are shown.

1998- Adam Hargreaves produces the first six new stories of Mr Men and Little Miss.
Mr Tickle in a tangle, Mr Happy finds a hobby,
Mr Silly gets the giggles, Little Miss Sunshine keeps her smile, Little Miss Trouble moving house,
Little Miss Scatterbrain sets off the sun. this is followed until there is 12 books of the Mr Men and 12 of the Little Miss.

2000-Mr Greedy guide to food, Mr Mean's guide to Management, Mr Bump's guide to DIY, Mr Lazy's guide to Fitness by Adam Hargreaves and Andrew Langley.

2001- 30 years of the Mr Men!
Little Miss Naughty's guide to Love by Adam Hargreaves comes out! MC Donalds bring out in October 40 soft toys with the happy meal!

2002- Mr Tickle's guide to Women and Little Miss Troubles guide to Men by Adam Hargreaves comes out!
Mr Christmas big soft toy! comes out in Dec which you can buy at MC Donalds!

2003- Be my Mr Happy and Be my Little Miss Sunshine come out in Feb. It is a book where you tick the boxes to show what you think of your boyfriend or girlfriend! eg. Silly, Shy, Clumsy etc..
New Mr Men- 1st April -Mr Good, Mr Rude, Mr Cool, Little Miss Scary and Little Miss Bad.
Two new Mr Men by Adam Hargreaves in September..
Mr Good and Little Miss Whoops
Mr Rude, Mr Cool, Little Miss Scary and Little Miss Bad. I'll type more another day!!

Mr Nobody

Mr Nobody by Roger Hargreaves
Maybe republished one day!!
A Super Mr Men!
Pictures sent by Mr Men fan Mike N.
Could be Mr Impossible with a nose invisable!!

See Wizard Prang!

I was hoping he would be a rainbow Mr Man...I was a tiny bit disappointed! Not just a yellow Mr Man..

I won't show you the very ending! Lets just say it becomes a nothing to a something! My favourite bit of the book is when he sneezes and makes his nose appear!!


Roger wrote Timbuctoo with animals in a shape of a Mr Men
(including the unusual hats and shoes common to Mr Men) called Snap! (the croc) Growl (a bear) Meeow! (a cat,
who wore a hat the same as Mr Uppity) Woof (a dog) Quack (a duck, who wore the same shoes as Little Miss Neat)
Sniff (a rabbit) Roar (a lion) Squeak (a mouse)etc... This has been made recently into several good short animation
with the voice of Ronnie Corbet- a comedian from the British Comedies The two Ronnies and Sorry!
These characters not only had there own books roughly the same shape as the Mr Men but also appeared
in the comic and annual of Pippin. Pippin had characters of Dr Snuggles, Morph, The Munch Bunch, Ivor the Engine,
Mary, Mungo (the dog) and Midge (the mouse) and other Children's Tv favourites!