Monday, February 21, 2011

Cute Classics! The Mr. Men!

written by Junior Mascot

In the world of children’s books there have been many memorable characters. And today I’d like to tell you all about my own particular favourite. Or should that be favourites? Because the memorable characters I want to talk about are… the Mr. Men! I’m pretty sure most of you will already be familiar with the Mr. Men, as they are quite popular around the world, but for those of you that aren’t, here’s a little something from my own personal archive to introduce you to them…

It's a collection of Mr. Men books!
Pretty cute, aren’t they? The Mr. Men started life as a series of books by Roger Hargreaves that were first published way back in 1971, and their enduring popularity with children started very shortly afterwards! For me it was always the simplicity of the characters and silliness of the stories that held the greatest appeal. It made me feel as if I could be a part of the Mr. Men world too - whether I was drawing the characters myself, or making up my own silly stories! And this childlike appeal, I’m pleased to report, continues to this day! In fact, the Mr. Men are so popular, they’ve even got their own website! How cool is that?

Long live the Mr. Men,
Junior Mascot :)

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