The Mr Men books have been a childhood staple since 1971, and for some reason, recently I've come across quite a few interesting facts about the series, so I thought I would share them here today.
1). The books originally came about when author, Roger Hargreaves' son, asked what a tickle looked like, and thus the first of the Mr Men characters, Mr Tickle was born.
2). When Rodger passed away in 1988, his son (the same son who inspired the books) took over the writing and development of the series.
3). In 2006 Little Miss Stella was released for Stella McCartney to use as Fashion show invitations. Stella was the first character inspired by a real life person.
4). In the Norwegian translation for Mr Bump, the character is referred to as Herr Dumpidump. A vast improvement, I think.
5). In the books all the characters come from different towns but the animated series moved them all to Dillydale.