Roger Hargreaves Birthday Celebrated with Google Doodle

Posted on May 9 2011 - 1:45pm by Richard Sharp

Every Google Doodle published creates debate and interest but few put a smile on your face like today’s Mr. Men inspired range of Doodles. The search giant has rolled out a series of new Google Doodle’s to celebrate the 76th birthday of Roger Hargreaves, the author behind the incredibly successful series of stories, TV shows and inspiration of new apps and social network profiles set up for the characters.

The Mr. Men and Little Miss Doodle’s

Today’s Mr. Men and Little Miss Doodle’s can be seen on the Google homepage, when you refresh the page you will notice that a new character is depicted on a scene befitting their name. For example Mr. Tickle is pictured tormenting a passing postman where as Mr. Slow is driving down a country road in a steamroller. There are so many that its very difficult to pick a favourite but if you had to pin us down we would probably go with Little Miss Shy because the scene also includes Mr. Small, Mr. Happy and two other characters we couldn’t properly identify from the official Mr. Men website.

About Roger Hargreaves

After working at his fathers laundry for a year Roger Hargreaves became creative director for a company based in London. In his spare time he created the first story, Mr. Tickle which was inspired by his son Adam. A staggering 3 million books were sold in the first three years and a total of 46 Mr. Men Books were written. In 1981 he began writing the Little Miss series which comprised of 33 books which like the Mr. Men books were also transformed into an animated TV series.

In 1988 Roger Hargreaves suffered a stroke and sadly passed away, aged 53 he left a legacy that will not quickly be forgotten and will continue to put smiles on people’s faces for many years to come.

Which is your favourite Doodle or indeed Mr. Men Book?


2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jakob May 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    The other characters with Little Miss Shy are: Mr. Greedy and Mr. Thin. Blue and Green respectively.

    • gadgetsandgizmos May 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      we thought it was Mr. Greedy and Mr. Thin but the colours didn't correspond. Thanks for the update

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