I was so inspired by the Mr Men books when I was little that I’d spend my time thinking up new characters, then having the brass-neck to write to Roger Hargreaves with my suggestions. I don’t remember what they were, but I am fortunate to have his replies, which were always animated. One says ‘Thanks for your Mrs People ideas!’ which was before the Little Miss titles appeared. I loved those books. I loved their colours. I loved their lives. I loved their shoes. I loved them so much I bought them for my young nephew. He loves them too.