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Mr. Grumble


Book No.
41 (UK and US)
7 (France)
Release Date
9 May 1990
Preceded by
Mr. Brave (UK and US)
Mr. Strong (France)
Followed by
Mr. Perfect (UK and US)
Mr. Nosey (France)
First appearance

Mr. Grumble is the forty-first book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves. He was created by two writers, Viviane Cohen and Evelyne Lallemand and an illustrator, Colette David.


He is an dark purple Mr. Man with big eyes and a green hat.

About him[]



Mr. Grumble in the books

Mr Grumble 1

A slightly purpley-pink Mr. Grumble

Mr. Grumble complains about everything - the start of a new day, the countryside and even parties. One day he met the wizard both at his afternoon walk and Little Miss Fun's party, and the grumbling person was turned into a pig, which made everyone laugh at the party. After he learnt his lesson, he wasn't grumbling anymore, he was smiling!

International Publications & Translations[]

Mr. Grumble appears under the titles:

  • Monsieur Grognon (French)
  • Mister Motz (German)
  • Meneertje Zeur (Dutch)
  • Ο Κύριος Γκρινιάρης (O Kýrios Nkriniáris) (Greek)
  • Hr. Vrissen (Danish)
  • Herr Klagefant (Norwegian)
  • Herra Önugur (Icelandic)
  • Pan Gderek (Polish)
  • 抱怨先生 (Bàoyuàn Xiānshēng; China)
  • 牢騷先生 (Láosāo Xiānshēng; Taiwan)
  • 暴躁先生 (Bou⁶ cou³ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese)
  • ぶつぶつもんくくん (Butsubutsu Monku-Kun; Japanese)
  • 투덜씨 (Tudeol-ssi; Korean)
  • מר זועף (Mar Zo'éf; Hebrew, 1996)
  • מר מקטר (Mar Mekatér; Hebrew, 2004)
  • آقا کوچولوی غرغرو (Âqâ Kučulu-ye Ğarğaru; Persian, Gohar Danesh)
  • آقای غرغرو (Âqâ-ye Ğarğaru; Persian, Avae Andisheh)
  • آقا نق‌نقو (Âqâ Neqnequ; Persian, Ghadiyani)

Voice Actors[]

List of Characters[]

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

Pictures Only[]


  • He is good friends with Mr. Grumpy.
  • In the US dub of Mr. Men and Little Miss, he has a New Jersey accent. In the original UK, he had a Yorkshire accent.
    • Neil Crone would use a similar voice as the one he gave Mr. Grumble in the US dub for Diesel 10 in Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
  • Out of the Seven Deadly Sins, Mr. Grumble represents Wrath.
  • Mr. Bump seems to like Mr. Grumble though Mr. Grumble does not like him. This is because when Mr. Bump is around Mr. Grumble, he claims his luck is not so bad. This is proven in Mr. Grumble's Holiday. However, it is unknown if this is true because this never happened again.
  • Both he and Mr. Grumpy have the same name in Israel, which is מר זועף (pronounced Mar Zo'ef).
  • He originated from France.
  • He, along with Mr. Mean, was visited by a wizard twice (in his book and Mr. Grumble Boils Over).
    • In the same episode, Mr. Grumble himself, was mean to Mr. Worry to point of driving him to tears.


See Counterparts Wiki.

Other Appearances[]



  1. One day in the life of Mr. Perfect (TV) (debut) (cameo)
  2. Mr. Funny puts on a show (TV) (cameo)
  3. Mr. Bump goes on a trip (cameo) (on the Australians dvd cover)
  4. A Special Friend For Little Miss Lucky (TV) (first speaking appearance)
  5. Mr. Strong: King of the Circus (TV) (cameo)
  6. Mr. Fussy Takes a Well Earned Break (TV)
  7. Mr. Brave Goes Ghost Hunting (TV) (cameo)
  8. Little Miss Star, the Leading Witness (cameo) (on Delta VHS Cover)
  9. Mr. Skinny Is Up the Spout (TV)
  10. Mr. Grumble Boils Over (TV)
  11. Mr. Forgetful the World's Best Actor (TV)
  12. Mr. Impossible's Lesson (TV)(cameo)
  13. Mr. Clever's Invention (TV)
  14. A Job for Little Miss Giggles (TV)
  15. Mr. Lazy Takes an Afternoon Nap (TV)
  16. Mr. Mean hasn't a Penny Left (cameo) (on the Delta VHS Cover)
  17. Little Miss Wise's Day Out at the Fun Fair (TV)
  18. Mr. Grumble's Holiday (TV) (final speaking appearance)
  19. Mr. Chatterbox and the Parrot (TV) (cameo)
  20. Mr. Noisy, the music man (TV) (cameo)
  21. Mr. Muddle Goes Skating (TV) (cameo)
  22. Little Miss Helpful Goes to the Fair (TV) (cameo)
  23. Little Miss Trouble and the Magic Paint (TV) (cameo)
  24. The Christmas Letter (cameo)

Mr. Men Little Miss / ミスターメン リトルミス[]



See also[]

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