The world search engine Google has changed its doodle to celebrate the 76th birthday of Roger Hargreaves, an English author and illustrator of children’s books, notably the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers.
This time, Google offers 16 Google doodles, ranging from Mr Forgetful to Little Miss Tiny. The doodle image changes each time the page is reloaded. Some of Robert Hargreaves’ characters featured in today’s Google Doodles are Mr. Forgetful, Mr. Happy, Mr. Bump, Mr. Messy, Mr. Slow, Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Shy and Little Miss Tidy.
Robert Hargreaves’s stories have been adapted into four animated television series, most recently airing in the UK on Channel 5 in 2008 and 2009. A total of 46 Mr. Men and 33 Little Miss characters were created.