Little Miss Inventor is the newest character to step into the Mr Men world and she’s the feminist role model we’ve been waiting for.
She’s an engineer with a head full of brains and uses it to make extraordinary inventions for her house and her pals in her shed, including a chatter-natter hat for Little Miss Chatterbox and a back-pack-snack-attack fridge for Mr Greedy.
We so need a back-pack-snack-attack fridge in our lives.
As well as being altruistic, Little Miss Inventor is intelligent, ingenious and inventive, plus her hair is bang-on trend green.
The new book, featuring the 36th Little Miss character, launches on International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March.
Adam Hargreaves, creator of the Mr Men and Little Miss series, said: “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 to challenge a stereotype, if only in a small way.”
Alastair McHarrie, licensing director at Sanrio, who produces the books, said: “I always enjoy seeing how people respond to a brand-new character.
“We know how excited our fans will be to meet Little Miss Inventor and [she] is the perfect way for children to get into inventing and science.”
Now, if only we could persuade Adam that Little MS would be a better title for his female characters.
Little Miss Inventor will be on sale in bookshops from Thursday 8 March or you can pre-order from Amazon.
Mr Men are hosting an event to celebrate the launch of Little Miss Inventor at The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry on 24 March, 10am- 5pm. The event will be an interactive day for kids, featuring inventions from throughout history, storytelling and talks from the world of invention, science and technology. The aim is to inspire the next generation of little inventors.