Saturday, 7 May 2016

Happy Birthday To The Mr Men! Review And Giveaway from Egmont Books

This year marks the 45th birthday of Roger Hargreaves ever-popular characters, the Mr Men. Mr Tickle was the first book to be published, and as it was also the year I was born, it's probably no coincidence that Mr Tickle was also my first Mr Men book.


To celebrate the 45th birthday of the Mr Men a series of 4 new books and a special edition Mr Men Birthday Party Book are being released. The Birthday Party doesn't quite go to plan. It's Mr Silly's birthday and some of the Mr Men are not really capable of organising a party in spite of their best intentions!

The Mr Men Birthday Party book costs £2.99 and delivery is currently free on Amazon Prime.


This week marks what would have been Roger Hargreaves 91st birthday, and we were invited to have a party to celebrate. It was decided we may as well decorate our Pirate Ship! We were sent some great Mr Men partyware, and we grabbed a few of our Mr Men books from the bookshelves.


It's the first party I've been to where everyone gets sidetracked from eating the party food to read books....(thanks to Tesco for the Little Miss Princess cake).


We had the brand new personalised Silly Birthday Mr Men book to read. It's actually just been my youngest child's birthday, but he thought it was so hilarious he could make the character look just like his brother that he wanted to make the book for him.


The child in the book can be a boy or girl, and their name is also used. They are featured throughout the story. Unsurprisingly this birthday celebration doesn't go quite to plan either. The Mr Men manage to save the day though, somehow it all just works and your child has the best birthday ever...


You can create your own personalised Silly Birthday Mr Men Book in a couple of minutes - and I have a 20% Discount for my readers. The personalised books take around 2 weeks postage and cost £8.99 as a story library edition, or £12.99 as a gift edition, and arrive with a really smart birthday certificate. To get 20% off, use the code pblogger20 and your personalised book will only cost £7.20 or £10.40 for the larger format gift edition.


As we had a character in our Mr Men book who looked like one of us, we had a little bit of fun with a blanket and some black tape and cushions, recreating our favourite Mr Men character. The boys wanted to be Mr Jelly, but we couldn't get him quite wobbly enough...


A bit of swift thinking though and our Mr Jelly became Mr Greedy....


To celebrate the Mr Men and Roger Hargreaves' Birthdays, Egmont Books and the Mr Men are celebrating in lots of ways, and another one is a Pin to Win competition over on Pinterest. One lucky person will win a massive bundle of books and partyware. All of the information you need to enter can be found on the Mr Men Pinterest Competition page.


Egmont have also offered a copy of The Mr Men Birthday Party for one of my readers here. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. No task is essential, but every extra task you complete will earn you extra entries into the random draw at the end. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form, the giveaway is open to UK entries only and will end at midnight Sunday 29th May 2016

To enter my other giveaways (including Family DVD's and Star Wars Bedding) or to have help with Gleam, please go to my giveaways page...

Mr Men Birthday Party Book Giveaway


We were reimbursed for the time taken to administer this giveaway, and we were sent the partyware, Tesco birthday cake and Mr Men Books for the post. Image credit to Eileen as we'd got party food on ours!

47 comments:

  1. When I was little I always loved Mr Tickle because I loved to be tickled and Mr Tickles arms reminded me of Heinz spaghetti!

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  2. I like Mr Topsy Turvy, I like that his world is not the norm

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  3. Mr Greedy was my favourite - as a little girl I was astonished at how much food he could fit in his belly!

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  4. Mr Happy because its good to be happy!! @msedollyp

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  5. Mr Fussy was our favourite and was most often referred to at dinner time when vegetables were served.

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  6. Little Miss Sunshine. Love the bright yellow colour and the positivenes surrounding her

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  7. Mr. Bump because Mum used to buy sticky plasters with him on them when we were little and accident prone and Mr. Tiggle because Grandad used to pretend it was him :)

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  8. I like Mr Bump as he is clumsy and makes me laugh

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  9. I've always liked Mr Bump because he's like me, forever bumping into things!

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  10. Little miss sunshine has always been my favourite
    Reminds me of my neices and always makes life seem happy

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  11. MR happy he's so jolly all the time

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  12. Mr Nosey because I am a little nosey too.

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  13. Mr silly because along with his best friend mr nonsense has whacky adventures that make my little boy laugh.

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  14. I like Mr Bump as he reminds me of my husband!

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  15. I like Little Miss Chatterbox because she sounds just like me.

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  16. I just love the way Mr Tickle always makes light of the situation!

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  17. I am the same age as the Mr Men too, and still have all my original books :) Mr Funny was my favourite as he made me giggle

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  18. Mr tickle! he's so positive and funny

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  19. Mr happy and little miss sunshine

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  20. my bump - reminds me of my partner - hes a walking accident!

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  21. mr grumpy reminds me of my hubby x

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  22. Mr Tickle 'cos Jake starts to chuckle as soon a she hears the name

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  23. Mr bump because he reminds me of myself x

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  24. Mr Bump because it reminds me of a bumping game we played when I was young.

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  25. Mr Bump as he's been my favourite since I was a child!

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  26. I love Mr Tickle as that's the one I remember my Dad reading to me all the time when I was little! I was so scared - but also loved - the tickle at the end! I still have all my old Mr Men books and my 3yr old loves reading them now too. This would be fab to add to the collection :-)

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  27. We like little miss chatterbox as she is just like my daughter, chatter chatter chatter :)

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  28. Mr Messy, he makes me & my boys laugh

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  29. Michelle Sykes28 May 2016 at 13:21

    Mr. Tickle is our favourite

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  30. Like Little Miss Hug, she's so cute x

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  31. Mr Bump reminds me of my son

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  32. we like mr bump :D we are quite clumsy lol

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  33. little miss chatterbox and my tickle make us laugh

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  34. Little miss giggles cos she always makes us laugh

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  35. Mr Tickle as he looks a lot of tickly fun!

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  36. Mr Happy because happiness is lovely xx

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  37. Mr Strong as he loves eggs like me :)

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  38. My favourite is Mr Jelly because of the fact he is jelly!

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  39. Mr Tickle! Because we like tickles :)

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  40. Little Miss Chatterbox because she is like me!

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  41. Mr Happy as he always makes me smile

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