The latest Mr. Men Little Miss book, Little Miss Inventor launched officially on March 24 2018 at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.

Little Miss Inventor, the 36th Little Miss Character, is a female engineer. Her brain is full of ideas, which she turns into extraordinary inventions in a shed at the bottom of her garden. As well as inventing things for herself, she also invents things for her friends, whether it’s a chatter-natter hat for Little Miss Chatterbox or a back-pack-snack-attack fridge for Mr. Greedy.

The launch welcomed a selection of speakers from the worlds of science, technology and design including Mandy Haberman who came along to speak to children about her experiences to inspire them to get inventing and be creative.

Hargreaves, son of Mr Men and Little Miss creator Roger Hargreaves, 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 and to challenge a stereotype, if only in a small way."

For further information to go to Egmont Publishing