Adam Hargreaves was born in 1963. At the age of 7, the young Adam asked his father what a tickle looked like. The resulting title, Mr Tickle became the first title in the incredible Mr Men series. On his father’s death in 1988, Adam took over the management of The Hargreaves Organisation, and ran the business until 2004, when he sold THO to Chorion.
Over the decades the Mr Men and Little Miss books have sold somewhere in the region of 200 million books and the brand has stayed consistently in the top 10 character book brands in the UK for the last decade.
When he’s not creating Mr Men or promoting the series, he paints landscapes of Sussex and develops new children’s publishing concepts. His latest series of Mixed Up Stories, starting with Muddle Farm, is available for licensing through DRC Ltd.