To coincide with both British Science Week, which starts today and runs until 18th March, and International Women’s Day, which took place yesterday (8th March), the 36th Little Miss character has joined the line up!
Little Miss Inventor, with pencils and a spanner in her hair, has been described as “intelligent, ingenious, inventive” and a “positive role model” for girls, by Adam Hargreaves, the author, illustrator and son of the original Mr Men series, Roger Hargreaves.
The book, which is available from Amazon now, describes Little Miss Inventor as “intelligent, ingenious and inventive … as bright as a button. In fact she’s as bright as two buttons and can invent the most extraordinary things for her friends. But her greatest challenge yet has her stumped, what on earth could she invent for Mr Rude?!”
I always enjoy creating a brand new character for the series and it was fun coming up with lots of crazy inventions for Little Miss Inventor’s home and silly ones for all her friends. It’s also been nice to write a story that promotes a positive role model and to challenge a stereotype, if only in a small way.
Little Miss Inventor joins over 90 other Mr Men & Little Miss characters, which have been created over 45 years; with Mr Tickle starting it all.
Speaking of British Science Week, we shall be releasing a series of films during the week that we have been busily working away on with the Royal Observatory Greenwich. We look forward to sharing these ‘inspiring and educational animated films for aspiring astronomers’ with you during #BSW18!