Wednesday 07 January 1998
The various Mr Men (and, later, Little Misses) quickly found their way into the pantheon of classic children's literature and, like many kids' favourites of the Seventies, have been periodically "re-discovered". Mr Happy was obviously ripe for ironic adoption by the late Eighties acid house movement, as, of course, was The Magic Roundabout.
More recently though, the parents who learnt their ABCs with the Mr Men are looking to the children's classics with which they were raised to get their own kids reading.
The Dr Seuss books are making a well-publicised comeback and so too are the timeless Mr Men, living on well after the death of their creator, 10 years ago this year.
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