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Doctor Who meets the Mr. Men in a magical mash-up series

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Dr Who / Mr Men

Doctor Who’s back on TV, and we can’t get enough of his adventures! If you’re the same, you’ll be as excited as we were to hear about the new range of Doctor Who/Mr. Men books. Perfect for fans of the Doctor and Roger Hargreaves alike, they’re written and illustrated by Hargreaves’ son, Adam, in the style of the original Mr. Men stories, and combine all their charm and whimsy with a touch of Time Lord magic.

The first four titles are published today – Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth, with Drs Second, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth due in August. (We presume the remaining four are off adventuring in the TARDIS, but they’ll be along in due course too!)

Dr. First sees the grumpy First Doctor in a bit of a bad mood – his TARDIS is misbehaving and he has to land and fix it. Soon, he and his granddaughter Susan run into the Cybermen in London: and they’re not on holiday... Dr. Fourth finds the Fourth Doctor, with trademark scarf and hat, accompanied by Sarah Jane as he battles the biggest Doctor Who baddie of all: the Daleks. Dr. Eleventh has fan favourite Matt Smith rendered in Mr. Men form - fez, bow tie and all - as he and River Song explore the galaxy; while Dr. Twelfth features Peter Capaldi’s Doctor chasing nemesis Missy across Time and Space as he tries to foil her devious plan and stop her from stealing the Crown Jewels.

If you’re a parent who loves the show, but your child is too young to watch it, this is the ideal way to get them hooked on the Whoniverse. Kids will love the daft humour and colourful illustrations, while adults will love encountering much-loved Doctors and companions – not to mention classic monsters such as the Silurians, Zygons and Weeping Angels. All that for just £3.95 each – a Who-mongous bargain!

Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth are all available for delivery in 2-6 working days, while Dr. Second, Dr. Seventh, Dr. Eighth and Dr. Ninth can all be pre-ordered for delivery after 22nd August 2017.

See the Whoniverse here.

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