Mr. Slow


Book No.
39 (UK and US)
34 (France)
Release Date
December 17, 1978
Preceded by
Mr. Busy (UK and US)
Mr. Bump (France)
Followed by
Mr. Brave (UK and US)
Mr. Snow (France)

Mr. Slow is the thirty-ninth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves. He is the last regular Mr. Men created and published by Roger Hargreaves before his death.



Mr. Slow in the books

Mr. Slow takes so long to do everything. It took him until New Year to open his Christmas presents, and until Easter to write his thank-yous. He tries to get a job. When he tried to be a news reporter,it took him until midnight to read the news. When he tried to be a taxi driver, he delayed Mr. Uppity in getting to the train station. The last job he gets is driving a steamroller.

International publications & translations

Mr. Slow appears under the titles

  • Monsieur Lent (French)
  • Unser Herr Langsam (German)
  • Don Tranquilo (Spanish)
  • Don Lentitudes (Mexico)
  • Ο Κύριος Αργοκίνητος (Greek)
  • Pan Niezguła (Polish)
  • 慢吞吞先生 (Taiwan)
  • ゆっくりくん (Japanese)
  • 느려씨 (Korean)
  • คุณเชื่องช้า (Thai)

Voice Actors

  • John Alderton (1983)
  • Gordon Peters (1995-1997)
  • Len Carlson (1997-1999)


  • He is one of the few characters to have a moustache.
  • He might be the oldest Mr. Men because he has a white moustache.


See Counterparts Wiki

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.

  • Mr. Busy (Mr. Slow appears in this book before his own)
  • Mr. Brave
  • Mr. Christmas
  • Little Miss Scatterbrain (TV)
  • A Very Happy Day For Mr. Happy (TV) (cameo)
  • Mr. Slow Takes the Lead (TV)
  • Mr. Silly's Silly Secret (TV)
  • Thank Goodness For Mr. Slow (TV) (does not speak)
  • Mr. Impressible Lesson (TV) (cameo)
  • Little Miss Trouble and the Magic Paint (TV) (not named)
  • Mr. Mean Hasn't a Penny Left (TV)
  • The Mr. Men Show (cameo)
  • Another victory for Little Miss Splendid (cameo)
  • Mr. Clumsy in the Brains and the Brawn (cameo with no hat)
  • Little Miss Wise's Crazy Day! (TV)


See also

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