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    New Friends for Mr Men and Little Misses

    Year 6 pupils create new cartoon books, inspired by Roger Hargreaves’ iconic children’s stories.

    Kimbolton Preparatory School Mr Men Book ProjectMeet Mr Sporty, Little Miss Star of the Show, Mr Magic and Little Miss Stroppy – some of the latest characters inspired by Roger Hargreaves’ iconic children’s books. The newest additions to the world of Mr Men and Little Misses were created by Prep pupils in 6B, as part of an inspiring cross-curricular classroom project.

    Having researched the original stories, which began with Mr Tickle in 1971, the children then invented their own larger-than-life cartoon characters. Each new Mr Man or Little Miss was brought to life in a wonderful and wacky adventure, illustrated with the familiar bright bold colours and simple shapes and patterns. The finishing touch to each pupil’s book was a front and back cover, along with a barcode, making it almost indistinguishable from those in the original series.

    Hot off the press the books were taken to our Reception classrooms, where 6B teacher Mr Andrew Bull read the classic Mr Grumpy and 6B pupils shared their new stories with our youngest pupils.

    Mr Bull said: “Our books have now embarked on another journey to another school to be shared with their pupils, before they find their way back home to be treasured for years to come.”