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Little Miss Shy

Little Miss Shy 3A

Book No.
Release Date
1 September 1981
Preceded by
Followed by
First appearance

Little Miss Shy is the ninth book in the Little Miss series by Roger Hargreaves.

About her[]


Shy book

Little Miss Shy in the books

Little Miss Shy first edition

Little Miss Shy first edition

Little Miss Shy is frightened by the thought of having to interact with people and hardly goes out. She grows her own food in the garden and lives in Thimble Cottage far away from anyone. One day she receives an invitation to a party held by Mr. Funny. She can hardly make up her mind over her excitement and fear if she will go or not. Pondering for days, she cries and sobs in her chair as she just cannot get herself to go. Mr. Funny, expecting such, arrives at her doorstep to come take her to the party. Everyone attending pay attention to her and she feels gradually more comfortable and has tons of fun. Also attending is Mr. Quiet who tells her he used to be shy like her. She does not believe it but without further ado invites him for tea the next day. Mr. Quiet, repeating her every word to make the invitation dawn upon him, increasingly becomes redder and eventually faints.

International publications & translations[]

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

  • Madame Timide (French)
  • Unsere Susi Schüchtern (German)
  • Miss Schüchtern (German, 2011)
  • Doña Tímida (Spanish)
  • Juffertje Verlogen (Dutch, 1986)
  • Mevrouwtje Verlegen (Dutch, 2011)
  • Senhora Tímida (Portuguese)
  • Η Κυρία Ντροπαλή (I Kyría Ntropalí) (Greek)
  • Lille Frøken Genert (Danish)
  • Lille Frøken Sjenert (Norwegian)
  • Fröken Feimin (Icelandic)
  • Mała Wstydnisia (Polish)
  • Госпођица Стидљивица (Gospođica Stidljivica; Serbian)
  • Utangaç Küçük Hanım (Turkish, 1998)
  • Küçük Bayan Utangaç (Turkish, 2017)
  • 害羞小姐 (Hàixiū Xiǎojiě; Taiwan/China)
  • 怕羞小姐 (Paa³ sau¹ Siu² ze²; Cantonese)
  • はずかしがりやちゃん (Hazukashigari-ya-Chan; Japanese)
  • 부끄럼양 (Bukkeureom-yang; Korean)
  • גברת ביישנית (Gvéret Baishanít; Hebrew)
  • مكسوفة هانم (Mukusūfa Hānim; Arabic, 2007)
  • الآنسة خجولة (Al-ʾĀnisatu Ḵajjūla; Arabic, 2014)
  • خانم کوچولوی خجالتی (Xânom Kučulu-ye Xejâlati; Persian, Gohar Danesh/Avae Andisheh)
  • کم‌رو ‌خانم (Kamro Xânom; Persian, Ghadiyani)

List of characters[]

This is a list of characters that appear in the "Little Miss Shy" story.

  • Mr. Funny
  • Mr. Quiet (Was light brown in the book but was green instead of light brown on TV) (also on cover, saying "Hello.")
  • Postman
  • Mr. Strong (on TV)
  • Mr. Greedy (on TV, offers her cake)
  • Mr. Tickle (on TV, offers her a drink in his roundabout way)
  • Mr. Mischief (on TV makes her jump with a noisy party blower)
  • Mr. Dizzy (on TV, gives her a party hat)
  • Mr. Small (Spoke on TV, didn't speak in book)

Pictures Only[]

Title character other appearances[]

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


Mr. Men Little Miss / ミスターメン リトルミス[]


  • She only dislikes Mr. Snooty because he hurts her feelings when he told her to not bother saying hello.
  • She loves animals and isn't shy when she stands up for them. This was most evident with Balthazar the Lion in "He...Hello Little Miss Shy".
  • Even though Little Miss Shy is the ninth book in the Little Miss series, she is placed tenth in the Little Miss Library, between Little Miss Magic and Little Miss Splendid which were the eighth and tenth books in the Little Miss series respectively, though they are respectively placed ninth and eleventh in the Little Miss Library.
  • Little Miss Shy is often shipped with Mr. Quiet by the fans.
  • Little Miss Shy's favourite sandwiches are banana & honey.
  • Little Miss Shy is very talented at marbles.
  • Despite her shy tendencies, she has a very loud mind. Meaning, she has great ideas and interesting thoughts, but she's too shy to share them.
  • Little Miss Shy's voice in the 1997 dub of Mr. Men and Little Miss is similar to that of Minnie Mouse's. She shares this trait with Little Miss Tiny.
  • Little Miss Shy's best friend is Little Miss Giggles[1]
  • In "Mr. Men Little Miss: Talent Show," Little Miss Shy's talent is revealed to be hand puppetry.
  • In "Mr. Men Little Miss - Caring," Little Miss Shy reveals that her ideal birthday would include her having a long bubble bath, reading a good book, and enjoying a cup of tea and some chocolate.
  • Little Miss Shy loves playing card games. Her favorite card games are Patience and Solitaire
  • Moral: Meeting people might be scary at first but they may be very kind and easy to get along with.
  • In the Audible audio book series, Blake Harrison gives her a Scottish accent.
  • While she was never added into The Mr. Men Show, the production team may have considered doing so.[2]


See Counterparts Wiki.


Little Miss Shy 2A

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