Vote for new Mr Men and Little Miss characters to celebrate the 50th anniversary

Elena Chabo
·2-min read
Photo credit: Mr Men
Photo credit: Mr Men

From Good Housekeeping

This year the Mr Men and Little Miss books turn 50 years old and to celebrate this milestone anniversary, the general public have been asked to choose the new additions for the very first time. The winners will be turned into the next books.

We've all grown up with the books or read them to our children, so the opportunity to help shape the world and choose its next characters is so exciting!

Alastair McHarrie, Sanrio Licensing Director, commented in the press release: "The Mr. Men Little Miss 50th Anniversary in 2021 provides an opportunity to reflect on the role the brand has played for many generations of kids and adults across the world. Our celebrations will lead with two new characters chosen by our fans joining our family of well-loved characters and we can’t wait to see which two get the winning vote."

Photo credit: Mr Men
Photo credit: Mr Men

There are five new characters to discover and vote for; Mr. Calm with his inner sense of zen, Little Miss Brave with the heart of a lion, Mr. Brilliant and his can-do attitude, Little Miss Energy filled with zest, and Little Miss Kind who always puts others first.

You can find out more about the contenders on the voting page. Voting is open until 31 March and the results will be announced later in the year.

A Mr. Men Little Miss book is sold every 2½ seconds worldwide. The iconic British books have been a staple for generations, ever since the late Roger Hargreaves created and published Mr. Tickle back in 1971. It sold a million copies in just three years. now there are over 90 beloved characters!

Photo credit: Mr Men
Photo credit: Mr Men

Adam Hargreaves, son of the original creator said in the press release: "It’s amazing to see people are still connecting to the books after 50 years, they have always been about getting people to relate with the unique characters and identify the different traits of their own personalities, so it’s great to involve the fans and let them help shape the next 50 years of Mr. Men."

VOTE HERE for your favourite. Voting closes on the 31 March.

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