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Roger Hargreaves | 76th birthday of Roger Hargreaves Google Doodle

Written By FATAMORGANA on Senin, Mei 09, 2011 | 5/09/2011

Roger Hargreaves - Today is the 1st of May 2011, Google re-appear in accordance with the event which celebrated the 76th birthday of Roger Hargreaves.

Charles Roger Hargreaves (9 May 1935 – 11 September 1988) was an English author and illustrator of children's books, notably the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers. The books' simple and silly stories, with bright-coloured, boldly drawn illustrations, have been part of popular culture for over 25 years, with sales over 85 million worldwide in 20 languages.

Hargreaves was born in a private hospital at 201 Bath Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England, to Alfred Reginald and Ethel Mary Hargreaves, and grew up in High Lees, 703 Halifax Road, also in Cleckheaton, outside of which there now is a commemorative plaque. He spent a year working in his father's laundry and dry-cleaning business before starting out in advertising. But his original ambition was to be a cartoonist; and, in 1971, while he was working as the creative director at a London firm, he wrote the first Mr. Men book, Mr. Tickle. 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. In 1975 it spawned a BBC animated television series called Mr. Men Show, Mr Tickle being voiced by Arthur Lowe.

By 1976, Hargreaves had quit his day job. In 1981, the Little Miss series of books began to appear. It, too, was made into a television series in 1983, which was narrated by John Alderton, who, with Pauline Collins, voiced the Men and Misses, respectively. Although 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 46 Mr. Men books and 33 Little Miss books.

With his wife, Christine, Hargreaves had four children: Adam, Giles, and twins Sophie and Amelia. The first of the Mr. Men characters is reported to have been created when Adam asked his father what a tickle looked like: Hargreaves drew a figure with a round orange body and long, rubbery arms, which became Mr. Tickle.

In his latter years Roger lived in Guernsey. After Hargreaves died of a sudden stroke in 1988, Adam continued writing and drawing the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters in new stories. However, in April 2004, Christine sold the rights to the Mr. Men characters to the UK entertainment group Chorion, for £28 million.

This time the characters displayed in GoogleDoodles Hargreaves is 16 characters, including Mr. Forgetful, Mr. Happy, Mr. Bump, Mr. Messy, Mr. Slow, Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Shy and Little Miss Tiny. multiple images could be seen below

The Google Doodle (or illustration) changes every page reload, and the default image used by Google when you’re in the search results page is the Doodle featuring the character named Little Miss Sunshine.

According to Charles Hargreaves Wikipedia page, he have been a part of popular culture for over 25 years and his books have sold over 85 million copies worldwide, and in 20 languages.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org

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  1. wAH.... ada 16 gambar yah? Fantastis banget.

  2. Gara2 sering gonta-ganti tulisan malah menurut saya google terkesan nggak eksklusif Bang.

  3. Jadi teringat nama mantan pemain MU OWEN HARGREAVES AJA NEH BANG. HE

  4. Selalu apdet dari apdetan google jadinya saya baru ngeh sekarang ini ... awalnya tidak begitu mempedulikan wakakak.
    Btw saya betul tuh sama dengan pemikiran @Cerita dewasa he he.
    Trims atas infonya Bang :)
    Salam :)

  5. after I read some articles that the fit on this blog, the article quite interesting & nice to read

  6. komentar pak mar tuh ada benernya juga bang,
    alias gampangan hehehe...
    tapi ini bisa jadi salah satu apresiasi mengenang jasa seseorang di era digital ini ..

  7. makin hari makin canggih aja ..
    malah ada animasi.. yg kita sebagai pengguna bisa ikut menikmatinya.. ya dengan kursor mouse.. or apalah hehee..
    top google si mbah



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