booktrustlogoToday is day four of BookTrust’s Children’s Book Week (October 31st to November 4th, 2016).

The week aims to celebrate books and reading for pleasure and a few children’s characters that are certain to join in with such celebrations are Roger Hargreaves’s Mr Men because they’re also celebrating their own special year – their 45th anniversary!

mrtickleThe first six Mr Men books were published in the UK in 1971.  Mr Tickle was the first character created when Roger Hargreaves’s son Adam asked him what a tickle looked like.  Since his father’s death, Adam has continued to write and illustrate new titles in the series.

Mr Tickle and his friends were also some of the first children’s characters that Luke was introduced to as they were the books that daddy read to him whilst he was still in the womb and they both still enjoy them together today!

Stamps featuring the Mr Men and Little Miss characters have been released to mark the books’ 45th anniversary and e-books of three new characters created by Adam – Mr Marvellous, Little Miss Fabulous and Little Miss Sparkle – have also been released.

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What are you reading this #ChildrensBookWeek?