"Great McGillicuddy!"
— Mr. Small, The Mr. Men Show
Mr Small


Book No.
12 (UK and US)
40 (France)
Release Date
15 August, 1972
Preceded by
Mr. Uppity (UK and US)
Mr. Forgetful (France)
Followed by
Mr. Daydream (UK and US)
Mr. Bounce (France)

Mr. Small is the twelfth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him

  • Colour: Red (book), Light Orange (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Shape: Round (book), Egg Shape (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Teeny, Tiny, Undersized, Little, Nice, Friendly.
  • Family: none
  • Height: About 1½ inches tall (book), About 2 feet tall (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Weight: Not much weight (book), lightweight (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Friends: Mr. Nosey, rest of the characters.
  • Rivals: Ghosts, Mr. Forgetful, Little Miss Naughty, Mr. Rude, Little Miss Whoops, Miss Trouble, Mr. Uppity, Mr. Clever, Mr. Worry
  • Occupation: Adventurer, Snooper (The Mr. Men Show only)
  • Species: Shaped Human
  • Likes: Mr. Nosey
  • Dislikes: Being criticized about his size and rude manners
  • Job: being small and meeting new friends
  • Features: Blue bowler hat (book), tall black top hat and white sneakers (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Nationality: Welsh (US), English (UK)
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), John Alderton (1983), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Neil Crone (US dub), Phil Lollar (The Mr. Men Show), Keith Wickham (UK dub)


Mr. Small

Mr. Small in the books

Mr. Small is very small, so small he lives under a daisy in Mr. Robinson's garden. He eats very enormous meals with little food, and talks to Walter the Worm about getting a job. He meets Mr. Robinson who tries to get him a job. They try putting mustard in mustard jars in a restaurant, which is not good because Mr. Small keeps falling into the jars. They try putting matches into matchboxes, no good either since he keeps getting shut in the boxes. The best job for somebody so small is writing children's books, and Mr. Small meets a friend of Mr. Robinson who writes children's books (referring to Roger Hargreaves), and writes a book all about himself. This Mr. Men book breaks the fourth wall.

The Mr. Men Show

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In the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show, Mr. Small is considerably larger, is shaped like an egg and is an orange color and a tall black floating top hat (similar to Abraham Lincoln's) replaces his blue bowler, and wears a pair of white sneakers. He has a Welsh accent in the U.S. version, and a typically English accent in the UK. His favourite food is liverwurst sandwiches. He also is able to speak in French and Spanish. His best friend is Mr. Nosey, and they live together in a observatory with a large telescope coming out from the roof. He is apparently also small enough to fit under Mr. Nosey's arm. Mr. Small's accent is Welsh in the U.S. In the US and UK Versions, he is voiced by Phil Lollar and Keith Wickham. He is first seen in Physical.


  • He's been turned big three times throughout the series. For example in Little Miss Magic to the Rescue by Little Miss Magic, in Mr. Small - A Big Day Out by a Wizard, and in Mr. Happy and the Wizard by Mr. Happy.
  • He and Mr. Nosey live in a house with a giant telescope on the roof.
  • In the 1975 Mr. Men series his voice sounded like Mickey Mouse's voice because he is so little.
  • In the 1983 cartoon his voice sounded like Norman Price's original voice from the 1987 version of Fireman Sam, mostly because they were voiced by the exact same person.
  • In the episode Machines, it was shown that he and Mr. Nosey had prehistoric ancestors.
  • In Full Moon, he and Mr. Nosey are ghost hunting.
  • His favorite food is liverwurst sandwiches as mentioned is some episodes.
  • In Night, he and his friend saw aliens chasing Mr. Nervous.
  • He is one of the 13 characters with no visible nose.
  • He got bigger after Mr. Nosey gets the water on him in Gardens.
  • He doesn't care much if Mr. Rude is acting rude and has bad manners, even though he is one of them who shouts "Mr. Rude!" after Mr. Rude farts.
  • He has been seen without Mr. Nosey at times (shown in Mall, Cars, Dance, and Trees) and Mr. Nosey was seen without him in the bumpers of Construction.
  • He somehow got huge in Trees.
  • He has been seen with all the characters in the episode, Surprises (except Little Miss Calamity).
  • He had his shoes off twice in Mr. Strong and Mr. Bump's music video in Sand & Surf and The Mr. Men Show remix as seen on the website.
  • He may have a crush on Little Miss Tiny.
  • When Little Miss Tiny debuted, Mr. Small grew a little in height to make it easier for the writers to draw Miss Tiny and show the height difference between her and Mr. Small.
  • He was only angry at Little Miss Naughty in the episode Paint, when she poured paint on him.
  • He made a song about Mr. Nosey in the episode Dance.


See Counterparts Wiki.

International publications & translations

Mr. Small appears under the titles

  • Monsieur Petit (French)
  • Don Pequeno (Spanish)
  • Unser Herr Winzig (German)
  • Mr. Bach (Welsh)
  • 小不點先生 (Taiwan)
  • 작아씨 (Korean)
  • Meneer Klein/Meneertje Mini (Dutch)
  • Ο Κύριος Μικρούλης (Greek)
  • Fætter Fnug (Danish)
  • Hr. Mikro (Second Danish Release)
  • Signor Piccolo (Italian)
  • スモールくん (Japanese)
  • Herr Liten(Norwegian)
  • Senhor Pequeno (Portuguese)
  • מר קטינא (Hebrew)
  • Pan Drobiażdżek (Polish)
  • คุณจิ๋วจี๊ด (Thai)

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.




Artwork from the Mr. Men Show



See also

External links

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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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