Roger Hargreaves — of the Mr. Men children’s book fame — would have turned 76 Monday, and to celebrate, Google has released tons of Doodles featuring the author’s characters.
From Little Miss Chatterbox to Little Miss Bossy (who I always felt a particular kinship with), Hargreaves’s simple, colorful figures were a presence in many a childhood.
The first book, Mr. Tickle, was published in 1971 — it was inspired by the author’s son, who asked what a tickle looked like, according to Time. Hargreaves died at age 53 in 1988, but his son kept the books going.
And soon, the series will even manifest itself as an animated feature, thanks to 20th Century Fox.
Head to Google today and click around — each page will bring up a new character. Which was your favorite as a kid?
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