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In pictures: 35 years of the Mr Men

Mr Happy

The Mr Men are celebrating their 35th anniversary with an exhibition at London's Animation Art Gallery.

Mr Tickle

The first character to be created was Mr Tickle, when artist Roger Hargreaves' son Adam asked his father: "What does a tickle look like?"

The cast of the Mr Men

There are now more than 40 Mr Men characters and 30 Little Miss books.

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine was among the first of the Little Miss books to be created by Roger Hargreaves, starting in 1981.

Mr Messy

Following Roger Hargreaves' death in 1988, his son Adam took over the pen to create new characters.

Little Miss Naughty

Roger Hargreaves has been named the third best-selling children's author after JK Rowling and Jacqueline Wilson, selling more than 100 million copies worldwide.

An etching of Mr Bump

The exhibition, which has now opened to the public, features original etchings of characters including Mr Bump, alongside the history of the Mr Men.

An etching of Little Miss Naughty

The Mr Men and Little Misses had their own TV series, with Arthur Lowe narrating the Mr Men and Pauline Collins and John Alderton narrating The Little Miss series.

Mr Birthday

To celebrate the anniversary Adam Hargreaves has created two new characters - Mr Birthday, who loves parties, and Little Miss Birthday, who loves presents.

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