Little Miss Scary

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Book No.
Release Date
April 3, 2003
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Little Miss Scary is the thirty-first book in the Little Miss series by Roger Hargreaves and the first one created by Adam Hargreaves.

About her

  • Colour: Scarlet
  • Shape: Round with spiky hair
  • Gender: Female
  • Personality: Terrifying, Frightening, Fearful, Horrifying, Ghastly, Spine-Chilling, Spooky, Hair-Raising
  • Hair: Scarlet spikes
  • Family: None
  • Friends: Mr. Messy, Mr. Nervous (sometimes), Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Daredevil, Mr. Bounce, Mr. Grumpy (one-sided), Little Miss Chatterbox
  • Rivals: Mr. Grumpy (one-sided), Mr. Rude, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Nervous (at times), Mr. Tickle
  • Occupation: Saleswoman, Co-presenter of The Dillydale Morning News
  • Species: Shaped Human
  • Likes: Scary things, being scarier than anyone
  • Dislikes: Cute things, other people being scary like her, anyone who tries to scare people, Mr. Tickle
  • Job: Scaring people
  • Features: Spiked hair
  • Nationality: South American (US), South-east England (UK) 
  • Voice Actresses: Susan Balboni (The Men Men Show), Jo Wyatt (UK dub, series 1), Alex Kelly (UK dub, series 2)
  • Catchphrase: "Now that's really scary!"


Miss Scary in the books

Little Miss Scary enjoys scaring people more than anything. She lives on the top of a mountain in a house called Spooky Cottage, when it was dark she will always creep into the valley, wait quietly and scare people with a loud "BOO!" or with some scary equipment. One day Mr. Noisy visits Mr. Jelly, who was scared because Little Miss Scary kept jumping on him and shouted "BOO!" at him, so Mr. Noisy makes an idea, he and Mr. Jelly uses the same method Little Miss Scary uses to scare others, and she was now scared and ran to her house. Mr. Jelly disappears, so Mr. Noisy goes back to his house to have a look under Mr. Jelly's bed.

The Mr. Men Show

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In the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show, Little Miss Scary kept her looks except one of her spikes is gone, her remaining spikes are a bit longer, and she is a darker shade of red. She is also a normal height instead of small like in the books. She loves fear and has her own television show, "Miss Scary's Late Night Scare Fest." She often dislikes other people who are scary like her because she thinks being scary is her job. Her house is a haunted house in the middle of the woods. She has a collection of a variety of masks (one of them being a Mr. Grumpy mask which spooked some aliens in Picnic), which she uses to scare the other Mr. Men and Little Misses, though she can get scared by them as well. When she scares others with her mask, she often gives a terrifying screech. She has a scary snore, as seen in Sleep. She loves it when Little Miss Magic teleports. Miss Scary often snorts when she laughs. She has a scratchy, witch-like voice provided by Susan Balboni in the US version and a Southeast English accent by Jo Wyatt in the UK version, who was replaced by Alex Kelly in the second season. She is first seen in Physical.


  • She is the only dark scarlet character, but is one of the four red characters.
  • She lives next to Mr. Nervous.
  • She doesn't like it when other people do the scaring. "That's my job!"
  • She is one of the 19 characters who doesn't wear shoes.
  • She has been seen with all characters (except Mr. Lazy, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Small though she spoke to Mr. Nosy once on the phone), Mr. Stubborn, Miss Bossy, Miss Curious and Mr. Tall (who haven't been seen with her so far, but seen with them sometimes)
  • She's one of the many characters who don't care if Mr. Bump gets hurt.
  • She was turned into a pineapple by Little Miss Magic from the "Trains & Planes" episode.
  • In Season 2, all of Miss Scary's masks are upgraded. She also gets a Mr. Grumpy Mask.
  • She is one of the three characters with spikes, the others are Mr. Sneeze and Little Miss Jealous.
  • She is one of the characters to have a yellow nose, the others being Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Giggles, Mr. Stubborn, Mr. Fussy (Persnickety), and Little Miss Curious.
  • The only times she got scared herself is in these episodes: Inventions, Snow, Gardens, Night, Food, Outer Space, Arts & Crafts, Game Shows, Gifts, Fruit, Post Office, Trees, Machines, Eyeglasses and Pests.
  • At first for her things don't seem so scary but later on in the plot they start to get a bit scary.
  • In early episodes of season one her raspy witch-like voice sounded a little bit Southern.
  • She hangs out with Mr. Tickle and Miss Calamity (Sightseeing, Parade).
  • She got painted blue by Mr. Scatterbrain in Arts & Crafts.
  • Little Miss Scary is the second character to share their name with another character, being one of the Little Miss Spice Girls. The first is Mr. No.
  • In The Mr. Men Show she has a talent for ballet, as shown in Skyscrapers and Dance, Dance, Dance.


See Counterparts Wiki.


The Mr. Men Show

"Now my balloon is gone, I have to scare them myself." -Parade
"Get a grip, Mr. Nervous, it's just a sprinkler." -Heatwave
"BWA-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!" -Every Episode
"Hey! Put down that snowglobe. You break it, you buy it." -Adventure
"I had to use my scariest mask." -Picnics
"I love fear!" -Full Moon
"Buy tons and tons of sticky space goo!" -Goo
"If it isn't scary, it isn't fun!" -Whenever she's selling something
"Miss Sunshine wouldn't know a scary story if it yanked one of her pigtails" -Bad Weather
"No, no... and definitely not." -Arts and Crafts
"Stop trying to scare everyone, that's my job!" -Sightseeing
"Come on Mr. Nervous, Just hit the ball! Some of us want to play miniature golf too you know. - Physical (First line)

International publications & translations

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

  • Madame Terreur (French)
  • Miss Grusel (German)
  • Miss Bú (Spanish)
  • Mevrouwtje Eng (Dutch)
  • Η κυρία Τρομακτική (Greek)
  • Lille Frøken Farlig (Danish)
  • Mała Straszka (Polish)
  • Мисс Ужас (Russian)
  • びびらせちゃん (Japanese)

List of characters

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

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Character in other Appearances


Artwork from the Mr. Men Show


See also

External links

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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. Uppity · 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
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
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
Non-English 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 · Other Mr. Men · Caveman · Mummy · Grandfather Clock · Mr. Magic · Mr. Roundy · Mr. Squary · Mr. Beefeater · Mr. Metal · Mr. Fussy's unnamed relative · Mr. Spendy · Little Miss Cawaii · Mr. Stupid · 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)
Appeared in other 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
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. Funny

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