Roger Hargreaves Google Doodle (1 of 16)
To celebrate the birthday of the writer and illustrator Roger Hargreaves, Google has created a set of 16 “doodles”, including Mr. Messy over there. Although Wikipedia says that the books were intended for “very young readers”, the actual audience included, and probably still includes, children of all ages, grandparents and bored students (she says from experience).
Charles Roger Hargreaves (9 May 1935 – 11 September 1988) was a British author and illustrator of children’s books, notably the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers. The books’ simple and silly stories, with bright-coloured, boldly drawn illustrations, have been part of popular culture for over 25 years, with sales over 85 million worldwide in 20 languages.
Strange Random Mr. Men Quote:
“I’m telling you I do not have a carrot in my ear.” – Mr. Stubborn
- Roger Hargreaves Google Doodle (femaleimagination.wordpress.com)
- “Google Doodle Honors Roger Hargreaves’s 76 Birthday” and related posts (huffingtonpost.com)
- Google Doodle celebrates Mr. Men creator’s birthday (geek.com)
- Roger Hargreaves: 10 things you need to know about the Mr Men author (mirror.co.uk)
- Mr.Google (idlemindsjournal.wordpress.com)
- “Little Miss Princess” book created in time for royal wedding (cbsnews.com)