“Now we just need to condense your personality into a few words. What do you like?”
“Quiet nights in, whispering and financial independence.”
The Mr. Men and Little Miss books have been a childhood favourite for generations, but the beloved characters, like the rest of us, have finally been forced to face the digital age and the terrifying prospect of ‘adulting’ – and that includes online dating and the Insta-friendly trend of eating clean.
The Hargreaves estate and brand owner Sanrio are releasing a new set of firmly tongue-in-cheek books for adults, seeing the characters tackling such issues as getting #lean, having to endure small talk at office Christmas parties and, basically, Tinder.
There are four stories in the Mr. Men for Grown-Ups series: Mr. Greedy Eats Clean to Get Lean, Mr. Happy and the Office Party, Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood, and Little Miss Shy Goes Online Dating.
And dare we say that you may just find a few of the situations somewhat relatable.
Little Miss Shy, for instance, likes being single but finds herself pressured by others into finding a partner via online dating.
Meanwhile, Mr. Greedy loves eating but starts feeling shamed by the constant juicing and exercising of others and embarks on a new lifestyle plan.
Little Miss Busy is, well, busy living up to her name trying to cope with the demands of motherhood while appearing to be the perfect parent at all times, while Mr. Happy is trying hard to look on the bright side of enduring hours of small talk and socialising with difficult colleagues at the office party.
Published by Egmont and available to pre-order from 2 November, the books will be £5.99 each from various retailers.
And given one Mr. Men and Little Miss book is sold every 2.5 seconds worldwide, we imagine there’ll be plenty a stocking filled with these come Christmas…
Images: Hargreaves / Sanrio