"Just trying to be helpful."
— Miss Helpful, The Mr. Men Show
Little Miss Helpful

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Book No.
Release Date
August 2, 1981
Preceded by
Followed by

Little Miss Helpful is the seventh book in the Little Miss series by Roger Hargreaves.

About her

  • Colour: Dark Fuchsia (pink)
  • Shape: Oval
  • Gender: Female
  • Personality: Caring, Kind, Concerned, Supportive, Emotional, Encouraging
  • Hair: Light ginger hair in puffs (original version), strawberry-blonde hair in pigtails (2008 version)
  • Family: unknown
  • Friends: Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Bounce, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Strong, Mr. Scatterbrain, Little Miss Calamity, Mr. Fussy, Little Miss Daredevil, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Nervous, Little Miss Whoops, Mr. Bump, Mr. Happy, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Tidy, Mr. Small, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Messy, Mr. Tall, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Lazy and some of the other characters
  • Rivals: Mr. Rude, Little Miss Scary, Little Miss Naughty, Mr. Mean and Mr. Uppity
  • Occupation: Helper
  • Species: Shaped Human
  • Likes: Helping people
  • Dislikes: Messing things up
  • Job: Helping people, but messes things up.
  • Features: Green and white shoes (original version), green bows, green fanny pack (bumbag in the UK), green and white sneakers (2008 version)
  • Nationality: Texan (US), British (UK)
  • Voice Actresses: Pauline Collins (1983), Jill Shilling (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Catherine Disher (US dub), Katie Leigh (The Mr. Men Show), Jo Wyatt (UK dub, Series 1), Emma Tate (UK dub, Series 2)
  • Catchphrase: Just trying to be helpful!


Little Miss Helpful in the books

Little Miss Helpful tries to help everyone but ends up making everything worse. She tries to tie Mr. Tall's shoelaces, but she ends up tying both shoes together, and he gets hurt, she tries to give him a plaster, but puts it on his mouth, she tries to take it off, but after doing that he hurts even. Then she tries to help Mr. Happy when he is sick, and getting the cleaning supplies, but her head was stuck in the bucket, and got trapped in the refrigerator. Mr. Happy tries to pull the bucket out of Miss Helpful's head, but sends flying into the lake.

Little Miss Helpful first editon

International publications & translations

This is a list of alternate titles for this book being published internationally.

  • Madame Catastrophe (French)
  • Dona Servica (Spanish)
  • Miss Amable (Second Spanish Release)
  • Unsere Hilde Hilfsbereit (First German Release)
  • Miss Hilfsbereit (Second German Release)
  • Mevrouwtje Behulpzaam (Dutch)
  • Lille Frøken Hjælpsom (Danish)
  • Lille Frøken Hjelpson (Norwegian)
  • Η κυρία Εξυπηρετική (Greek)
  • 도움양 (Korean)
  • 熱心小姐 (Taiwan)
  • Мисс Услуга (Russian)
  • おたすけちゃん (Japanese)
  • Senhora Prestável (Portuguese)
  • Miss Ci penso io (Italian)
  • Mała Pomocnica (Polish)
  • คุณหนูใจดี (Thai)

List of characters

This is a list of Mr. Men, Little Miss and other special characters that appear in this book.

Title character other appearances

This is a list of other books that the title character has appeared in.

The Mr. Men Show

Miss Helpful in The Mr. Men Show

In the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show, Little Miss Helpful had a makeover. She kept her personality, color and shape, but now she has pigtails instead of mini-buns, has green bows on her newly reddish-orange hair, a light pink nose, wears a green fanny pack (bumbag in the UK version) and her shoes have been changed (they look similar to Miss Chatterbox's sneakers, only they are green and white). She has a Texan accent in the US version and a British accent in the UK version. Her catchphrase in "The Mr. Men Show" is "Just trying to be helpful!" The only characters who believe that Miss Helpful is truly helpful are both Mr. Lazy and Mr. Scatterbrain. In the US and UK Versions, she is voiced by Katie Leigh in the US version of both Season 1 and Season 2 and Jo Wyatt in season 1 in the UK version and Emma Tate in Season 2 in the UK version. She is first seen in the episode, Physical.


Little Miss Helpful without her Fanny Pack

  • In the original version, she had the same hair and color as Little Miss Chatterbox. Now, she just shares her color.
  • Only Mr. Lazy and Mr. Scatterbrain seem to believe that Miss Helpful is indeed helpful.
  • She is shown to be quite good friends with Little Miss Tidy, in the episodes, Mr. Chatterbox Loses His Voice, Little Miss Tidy Loses a Friend and Mr. Tickle Saves The Day.
  • She is defending herself from Mr. Stubborn as a werewolf but ran away in Night.
  • She is seen once with her hair in a pony tail (Sand & Surf).
  • Little Miss Helpful is one Little Miss who is seen with Little Miss Sunshine, they're almost like sisters, in the episode, Fairies & Gnomes and the episode, Surprises.
  • She is one of the Mr Men and Little Miss that didn't believe that Mr Rude is acting rude and has bad manners, however she does believe that Mr Rude is acting rude in the episode Travel and she yells at him when he farts.
  • She walks with a dog (possibly her dog) in the episode, Sneezes & Hiccups.
  • She is also friends with Mr. Bump and Mr. Grumpy.
  • She is seen twice without her shoes in the episode, Beach, Sand & Surf).
  • Miss Helpful is seen twice without her fanny pack in the episode, Telephone and the episode, Sand & Surf. She is also seen without it as one of the heads that shouts "MR. RUDE!!!"*She was the cinema manager in the episode, Cinema.
  • Many people believed that she died in Surprises, but she did not, because she came back in future episodes.
  • In the episode, Restaurants, she made Mr. Persnickety leave the restaurant after mistaking him for being rude instead of making Mr. Rude leave.
  • She is with Mr. Strong when she helps him play golf in the episode, Hobbies.
  • She said Mr. Rude's name after he burped in the episode, Up & Down.
  • She is the only fuchsia character, but she is one of the four pink characters, others are Mr. Messy, Mr. Scatterbrain and Little Miss Chatterbox.
  • She has only been angry in the episode, Restaurants and the episode, Wildlife.
  • She has a cat in the episode, the episode, Music, the episode, Pets and the episode, Bad Weather.
  • She is one of the few people that does care about Mr. Bump getting hurt as seen in Home Improvement....though she does more damage then help and isn't always to help him and gets him hurt. She nearly gets him into accidents in "Lake" and "Fruits" and instead left him sobbing in pain. In Lake she seemed careless that Mr. Bump was going to fast and in Fruits, she didn't help him.
  • She is one the only character to have strawberry-blonde hair.
  • She has been seen with almost all of the characters (except Miss Naughty, Mr. Funny, Mr. Tall, Miss Bossy, Miss Giggles and Miss Curious who haven't been seen with her so far; She was seen with Mr. Tall in the books though).
  • In the 2008 show, she resembles Little Miss Wise from the books.
  • Even though Little Miss Helpful is the seventh book in the Little Miss series, she is placed eighth in the Little Miss Library, between Little Miss Giggles and Little Miss Magic which were the fourteenth and eighth books in the Little Miss series respectively, though they are respectively placed seventh and ninth in the Little Miss Library.


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Artwork from The Mr. Men Show


Model Sheets

See also

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Mr. Men Mr. Tickle · Mr. Greedy · Mr. Happy · Mr. Nosey · Mr. Sneeze · Mr. Bump · Mr. Snow · Mr. Messy · Mr. Topsy-Turvy · Mr. Silly · Mr. Snooty · Mr. Small · Mr. Daydream · Mr. Forgetful · Mr. Jelly · Mr. Noisy · Mr. Lazy · Mr. Funny · Mr. Mean · Mr. Chatterbox · Mr. Fussy · Mr. Bounce · Mr. Muddle · Mr. Dizzy · Mr. Impossible · Mr. Strong · Mr. Grumpy · Mr. Clumsy · Mr. Quiet · Mr. Rush · Mr. Tall · Mr. Worry · Mr. Nonsense · Mr. Wrong · Mr. Skinny · Mr. Mischief · Mr. Clever · Mr. Busy · Mr. Slow · Mr. Brave · Mr. Grumble · Mr. Perfect · Mr. Cheerful · Mr. Cool · Mr. Rude · Mr. Good · Mr. Nobody · Mr. Marvelous · Mr. Adventure · Mr. Calm
Little Miss Little Miss Bossy · Little Miss Naughty · Little Miss Neat · Little Miss Sunshine · Little Miss Tiny · Little Miss Trouble · Little Miss Helpful · Little Miss Magic · Little Miss Shy · Little Miss Splendid · Little Miss Late · Little Miss Scatterbrain · Little Miss Greedy · Little Miss Giggles · Little Miss Twins · Little Miss Chatterbox · Little Miss Dotty · Little Miss Lucky · Little Miss Star · Little Miss Fickle · Little Miss Contrary · Little Miss Busy · Little Miss Quick · Little Miss Wise · Little Miss Tidy · Little Miss Brainy · Little Miss Stubborn · Little Miss Curious · Little Miss Fun · Little Miss Somersault · Little Miss Scary · Little Miss Bad · Little Miss Whoops · Little Miss Princess · Little Miss Hug · Little Miss Fabulous · Little Miss Sparkle · Little Miss Inventor · Little Miss Brave
Special Mr. Men and Little Misses Mr. Cheeky · Mr. Christmas · Mr. Birthday · Little Miss Jealous · Little Miss Christmas · Little Miss Birthday · Little Miss Stella · Mr. Moustache · Little Miss Valentine · Little Miss Spice Girls · Dr. Men
French-exclusive Mr. Men Mr. Crosspatch · Mr. No · Little Miss All-Goes-Well · Little Miss Brilliant · Little Miss Busy-Body · Little Miss Careful · Little Miss Loud · Little Miss Prim · Little Miss Show-Off · Little Miss Pretty · Little Miss Yes
Misc. Mr. Men Little Miss Calamity · Little Miss Daredevil · Mr. Scatterbrain · Mr. Stubborn · Mr. Metal · Caveman · Mummy · Mr. Fussy's unnamed relative · Mr. Roundy · Mr. Squary · Mr. Stupid · Grandfather Clock · Mr. Magic · Mr. Beefeater · Mr. Spendy · Little Miss Cawaii · Mr. First · Mr. Quiffy · Mr. Glug · Mr. Gap · Little Miss Gap · Mr. Fun · Mr. Try · Little Miss Unbelievable · Little Miss Voyager · Little Miss Explorer · Little Miss Miracle · Mr. No (Mishaps and Mayhem) · Mr. Brilliant · Little Miss Kind · Little Miss Energy · Other Mr. Men
Appeared in stories Mr. Miserable · Mr. Right · Mr. Thrifty · Little Miss Thrifty · Little Miss Penny · Little Miss Prudence · Wilfred the Wizard · Mr. All-Goes-Wrong · Little Miss Nobody · Mr. Mean's Brother
Related Articles Roger Hargreaves · Adam Hargreaves · Mr. Men and Little Miss · The Mr. Men Show · Mr. Men Little Miss Mini Cinema
The Mr. Men Show Characters
Season 1 Characters

Little Miss SunshineLittle Miss NaughtyLittle Miss ScaryMr. LazyMr. NervousMr. MessyMr. QuietMr. StubbornLittle Miss HelpfulMr. BounceMr. SmallLittle Miss Chatterbox • Mr. Per(s)nickety (Mr. Fussy in Season 2) • Mr. GrumpyMr. NoseyMr. ScatterbrainMr. HappyMr. BumpMr. RudeLittle Miss WhoopsMr. NoisyLittle Miss Calamity (Season 1 Only) • Little Miss DaredevilMr. StrongMr. Tickle

Season 2 Characters
Little Miss GigglesLittle Miss MagicMr. TallLittle Miss BossyLittle Miss CuriousMr. FunnyMr. Metal (Robots only)

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