Mr. Men Sports Day by Roger Hargreaves
  

Mr. Men Sports Day

Written by Roger Hargreaves
Illustrated by
Part of the Mr. Men & Little Miss Celebrations Series

Synopsis

Mr. Men Sports Day by Roger Hargreaves

There's going to be a Sports Day in Nonsenseland and all the Mr. Men are invited, but will it be what they are expecting? A silly, fun-filled sport's day story featuring lots of your favourite Mr. Men characters showing their sporting prowess ... or not! Mr Men and Little Miss Celebrations introduce children to all the exciting occasions that people celebrate including birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, Easter, sporting events ... and even a trip to the moon. These colourful adventures will delight children of two years and upwards. Bold illustrations and funny stories make Mr Men and Little Miss the perfect story time experience. Have you collected all the Mr Men and Little Miss Celebrations? Mr Birthday Little Miss Birthday Mr Christmas Little Miss Christmas Mr Men A Christmas Carol Mr Men The Night Before Christmas Mr Men 12 Days of Christmas Mr Men A Christmas Pantomine Mr Men A White Christmas Mr Men Meet Father Christmas Mr Men The Christmas Tree Mr Men The Christmas Party Little Miss Princess and the Very Special Party Mr Men Sports Day Mr Tickle and the Scary Halloween Mr Men The Big Match Mr Men and the Tooth Fairy Mr Men Trip to the Moon Mr Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt Mr Mischief and the Leprechaun Mr Men: The Rugby Match 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. Mr Tickle, the first of the Mr Men, was born. Mr Tickle was soon joined by Mr Greedy, Mr Happy, Mr Nosey, Mr Sneeze and Mr Bump. The books were an instant hit and Roger went on to create many more Mr Men and Little Miss characters. What Roger really wanted was to make children laugh, which is probably why his own favourite character is Mr Silly.

About the Author

Born in 1935 in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, Charles Roger Hargreaves is Britain’s third best-selling author of all time having sold more than 100 million books, including all the familiar Mr. Men and Little Miss characters. Roger Hargreaves followed a career in advertising before becoming an author and illustrator.

He initially had difficulty finding a publisher, but once he did, the books became an instant success, selling over one million copies within three years and spawning a BBC animated television series, narrated and voiced by Arthur Lowe.

Although Roger Hargreaves wrote many other children's stories, including the Timbuctoo series of twenty-five books, John Mouse, and the Roundy and Squary books, he is best known for his Mr. Men and Little Miss books. With his wife, Christine, Roger had four children: Adam, Giles, and twins Sophie and Amelia who were the inspiration for Little Miss Twins.

Roger Hargreaves died suddenly of a stroke 11 September 1988. Adam has continued to write and draw the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters in new stories. In April 2004, Christine sold the rights to the Mr. Men characters to the entertainment group Chorion.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Roger Hargreaves
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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

7th May 2012

ISBN

9781405262316


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