It's been on the cards for a while, but the go ahead for the Little Mrs books has been granted and they should start hitting the shelves in the spring.
"Everybody knows the Mr Men and Little Miss books," said Hargreaves estate manager, Jim Bob Hargreaves (no relation, unless his dad was a cad). "And when I say everybody, I literally mean everybody. And when I say literally, I mean 'as written' because I wrote it earlier."
The new Little Mrs books will see the Little Miss characters from the Little Miss books marry the Mr Men from the Mr Men books.
"So we'll have something like Little Miss Chatterbox marrying Mr Quiet, and the ensuing mayhem of her changing her name to Quiet," said Hargreaves. "Plus we'll get some double barrelled named, like Little Mrs Dizzy-Busy."
The story of Mr Forgetful and his wife, Little Miss Late, will see Mr Forgetful forgetting he's married because his wife is Late and wind up with Little Miss Lucky. Whilst Little Miss Neat becoming Little Mrs Messy will see her slowly reach an understanding with her new husband.
"We did consider having Little Miss Neat marry Mr Fussy," said Hargreaves. "But it would have read like an OCD Owner's Manual. We've not decided who the Little Miss Twins will marry, given they're a handful, I'm guessing Mr Tickle,so they can be the Tickle-Twins."
The Hargreaves Mr Men and Little Miss empire has made sure that the last book in the series will be a wonderfully heart warming story of love triumphing over adversity when Little Miss Shy finally gets her man. And which Mr Man marries Little Miss Shy?
"Why Mr Impossible, of course," said Hargreaves,