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Google Doodle: The 76th Birthday of Roger Hargreaves

May 9, 2022 | Tim Ollason

We have certainly seen quite a few different Google Doodle’s over the last little while, recent ones include a dedication to the Royal Wedding, Earth Day and of course the Doodle that hinted at the next Google smartphone OS Ice Cream Sundae.

Today we see a new Google Doodle and this is for the 76th Birthday of Roger Hargreaves. He was a British author most famous for his colorfully illustrated Mr.Men and Little Miss books. He lived from May 9th 1935 through to September 11th 1988 and his books are known worldwide. They are printed in more than 20 languages and through their popularity have accumulated sales of more than 85 million.

Not only that but in the 70s many of the books were actually turned into cartoons that saw favorites such as Mr.Tickle, Mr.Lazy, Mr.Perfect and Mr.Bump that were narrated by Arthur Lowe. You can use this link to see a list of the Mr.Men books or this link to see a list of the Little Miss books.

If you haven’t seen it yet then you need to head to Google but if you refresh your browser (press F5) then you can see a few different designs. We have seen around 8 different ones and below you can see our favorite, Mr.Bump.

What do you think of today’s Google Doodle? Is this your favorite one yet? Let us know which of the Mr.Men Doodle’s is your favorite in the comments section below.

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