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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Doctor Who Gets Mr. Men Makeover in New Book Series

Today BBC Worldwide and Sanrio Global Ltd have announced a new partnership, producing a series of Doctor Who reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves, best known for the Mr. Men books.

These books will be published in Spring 2017 by Puffin Books and will first feature four Doctors; Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth.

Francesca Dow, MD of Penguin Random House Children’s Books, said:

“As the global publisher of Doctor Who and champions of books which push creative boundaries, we are delighted to be publishing such unique and fun stories. We’re confident and excited they will appeal to the thousands of Doctor Who and Mr Men fans around the world”

Jan Paterson, Head of Book and Audio Publishing, BBC Worldwide adds:

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Sanrio on this fantastic project and think that fans will love these creative incarnations of the Doctor reimagined in the ‘Hargreaves’ style. We’re always looking for innovative ways to engage our fans so this is the perfect partnership for us.”
Alastair McHarrie, Licensing Director of Sanrio Global Ltd added:

"There is a wealth of unofficial fan-created content online. We wanted to give something back to these supporters so we’ve created the first official Hargreaves mash-up. Who better to partner with than another classic British property, Doctor Who. We couldn’t be more excited."

Francesco Sedita, President and Publisher of Price Stern Sloan, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, added:

"It is such a special moment for us to unite these two great properties. Our books bring Hargreaves’ wonderful, fun style to the mysterious, magical world of Doctor Who. I know we're going to delight fans of all ages!"
The books will cost £5 each and you can preorder them here: Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth.

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