Little Miss Shy

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

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

About her

  • Colour: Blue
  • Shape: Oval
  • Gender: Female
  • Hair: Black stringy hair
  • Personality: Bashful, Reluctant, Modest, Unassuming, Timid, Cowardly, Unconfident, Frightened
  • Family: None
  • Friends: Mr Quiet, Little Miss Splendid, Mr. Jelly, Mr. Worry, Little Miss Sunshine, and some of the characters
  • Rivals: Little Miss Naughty, Mr. Rude, Little Miss Bossy, Mr. Noisy, Little Miss Helpful, Little Miss Greedy
  • Occupation: Varies
  • Species: Shaped Human
  • Likes: Unknown
  • Dislikes: Unknown
  • Job: Being timid and shy
  • Voice Actresses: Pauline Collins (1983), Jill Shilling (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Catherine Disher (US dub)


Little Miss Shy in the books

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 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 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 tomorrow. 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)
  • Dona Timida (Spanish)
  • Unsere Susi Schüchtern (German)
  • Mevrouwtje Verlegen (Dutch)
  • Lille Frøken Genert (Danish)
  • Lille Frøken Sjenert (Norwegian)
  • Η Κυρία Ντροπαλή (Greek)
  • Mała Wstydnisia (Polish)
  • 害羞小姐 (Taiwan)
  • 부끄럼양 (Korean)
  • はずかしがりやちゃん (Japanese)
  • الانيسة خجولة (Alanisah khajjulah) (Arabic)
  • คุณหนูเอียงอาย (Thai)
  • Gospođica Stidljivica (Госпођица Стидљивица) (Serbian)

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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Title character other appearances

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


  • She only dislikes Mr. Uppity 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.
  • 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 shipped with Mr. Quiet by the fans.
  • Little Miss Shy's favorite sandwiches are banana & honey.


See Counterparts Wiki.


See also

V · T · E
Roger Hargreaves
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

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