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Collage of Little Miss plus characters beside retro Little Miss books.

Feeling Like Little Miss Nostalgia

This post is not sponsored, but does contain my personal Poshmark links.

Little Miss Nostalgia

Stack of Little Miss nostalgia books, circa 1981.

The older I get, the more I find myself waxing nostalgic. What can I say? I’m a sucker for the happy pieces of my childhood! And while I wasn’t around for the originals back in the 70’s / 80’s, I still got to enjoy the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters growing up in the early 90’s.

I distinctly remember being introduced to this world of personality-themed cartoons in 1st grade, learning to read with their quirky little story books.

Mr. Men characters were created for books written by British author Roger Hargreaves and his son Adam Hargreaves beginning in 1971. Ten years later, the female companion series of Little Miss was launched. Both series follow the same format in highlighting a different title character with every book. Each Mr. or Little Miss is identified by his or her namesake trait, and exhibits human personality and behavioral attributes associated with said trait.

Maranda wears a blue Little Miss Trouble t-shirt with her hair up in pigtails.
Here’s a throwback! Little Miss Trouble will always be my favorite. Thanks to Torrid, circa 2006, for this shirt!

The books are used to teach young-audience readers a simplified lesson in a child-friendly way. They’re appreciated for promoting understanding and tolerance of personal diversity.

According to Wikipedia, as of 2021, “a total of 92 Mr. Men and Little Miss characters have been featured in the series. The books’ simple stories, with brightly colored, boldly draw illustrations, have sold over 100 million copies worldwide across 28 countries.”

Over the past four decades, dozens of those characters have been licensed by 80+ companies and used for everything from animated programs to household goods. Mr. Sneeze’s Tissues, Mr. Tickle’s Tiddlywinks, Mr. Cool Toilet Seat Covers… I’m not kidding. Plenty of niche-item collectibles along the way, too.

Little Miss Childhood Vibes

I found these Little Miss collectible plushies last year and I was STOKED. It’s us – the 90’s kids – that are appreciating this throwback!

There are five characters included in this series: Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Chatterbox, Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Sunshine, and Little Miss Hugs. Each plush averages 6″ – 8″ tall and wide, and they are super buttery soft and squishable.

I decided to offer these in my Poshmark Closet in sets of five – one of each character – for an instant collection. Great gift idea!

If you’re not familiar with Poshmark, please allow me to introduce you.

Do you remember?!