It all started with a tickle. Roger Hargreaves' son Adam asked him what a tickle looked like. In response, Roger drew a small orange man with extraordinarily long arms that could reach anywhere and tickle anyone. The idea that a tickle could be a character in its own right sparked an idea in Roger's mind.
Roger was a successful copywriter but he wanted to do something that would enable him to work from home and spend more time with his four children...
The colourful characters have been delighting children since Mr Tickle first appeared on bookshelves in 1971.', The Independent
'The timeless Mr Men books capture modern stereotypes perfectly.', The Telegraph
'The Mr Men and Little Miss characters remain a cultural phenomenon, whose impact is felt far beyond the nursery bookshelf.', The Telegraph