Mr Mo has been the ambassador for Movember for the last three years, and now finally has his own story!
In collaboration with the Movember cause, this new title has been penned to raise awareness and money for Men's Health issues, with 20% of each copy sold being donated to Movember.
The iconic Mr. Men and Little Miss series will see the latest instalment hit shelves this Movember with the launch of the first ever Mr. Mo story. The limited edition hardback has been added to the hugely popular collection to raise awareness for men’s health.
Traditionally printed in paperback, Mr. Mo is a rare hardback release for the Mr. Men series. The limited edition book is now available and 20% of every sale will be donated to Movember to support prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health initiatives.
Mr. Mo is one of the nicest and most helpful residents in all of Dillydale. Then one day, he visits the barber for his regular snip, and falls fast asleep in the chair. When he wakes he discovers his mo is long gone – and so too are his manners. All of Dillydale is thrown off kilter, but as Mr Mo's moustache starts to grow back, akin to the Movember ethos that every Mo Bro (a man who grows a Mo for Movember) must conduct himself in true gentleman fashion, Mr. Mo sees his manners return as his moustache grows back during Movember.
Mr Mo has been the ambassador for Movember for the last three years, and now finally has his own story! In collaboration with the Movember cause, this new title has been penned to raise awareness and money for Men's Health issues, with 20% of each copy sold being donated to Movember. The Mr. Mo story introduces readers to Mr. Mo – a polite, thoughtful and generous chap who, upon losing his moustache during a visit to the barbershop, discovers he has also lost all of his gentlemanly qualities.
About the Author
Born in 1935 in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, Charles Roger Hargreaves is Britain's third best-selling author of all time having sold more than 100 million books, including all the familiar Mr. Men and Little Miss characters. Roger Hargreaves followed a career in advertising before becoming an author and illustrator.
He wrote the first Mr. Men book in 1971 when his 8 year old son, Adam Hargreaves, asked 'What does a tickle look like?' In response, Roger drew a figure with a round orange body and long, rubbery arms and Mr. Tickle was born.
He initially had difficulty finding a publisher, but once he did, the books became an instant success, selling over one million copies within three years and spawning a BBC animated television series, narrated and voiced by Arthur Lowe.
By 1976, Roger Hargreaves had quit his day job as creative director of a London advertising firm. In 1981, the Little Miss series of books began with Little Miss Bossy. They were also made into a television series in 1983, which was narrated by John Alderton and Pauline Collins, who voiced the Mr. Men and Little Misses respectively.
Although Roger Hargreaves wrote many other children's stories, including the Timbuctoo series of twenty-five books, John Mouse, and the Roundy and Squary books, he is best known for his Mr. Men and Little Miss books. With his wife, Christine, Roger had four children: Adam, Giles, and twins Sophie and Amelia who were the inspiration for Little Miss Twins.
Roger Hargreaves died suddenly of a stroke 11 September 1988. Adam has continued to write and draw the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters in new stories. In April 2004, Christine sold the rights to the Mr. Men characters to the entertainment group Chorion.
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A dear friend was recently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and was operated on and following this has been raising awareness about this disease. We added this little book to his birthday present as a light hearted gesture. He loved it!
For Ages: 4+ years old
Number Of Pages: 36
Published: 23rd October 2013
Dimensions (cm): 14.7 x 13.6
Weight (kg): 14.7
Edition Number: 1