childrens book

Mr. Benn

Mr Benn is the title character of both the book and the television series. In each book/episode he visits a local fancy dress shop run by a guy only known as the Shopkeeper, picks a costume and uses a magic door to go on an adventure.

Mr Benn, a man wearing a black suit and bowler hat who never seems to go to work, leaves his house at 52 Festive Road and visits a fancy-dress costume shop where he is invited by the moustachioed, fez-wearing shopkeeper to try on a particular outfit.

He leaves the shop through a magic door at the back of the changing room and enters a world appropriate to his costume, where he has an adventure (which usually contains a moral) before the shopkeeper re-appears to lead him back to the changing room, and the story comes to an end. Mr Benn returns to his normal life, but is left with a small souvenir of his magical adventure.

Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw), who first appeared in a children’s book by Michael Bond, is an intelligent and friendly bear. Sent away from the deepest jungles of Peru, he is found at Paddington Station in London and taken in by the Brown family.

Scary Godmother

Scary Godmother

Scary Godmother is the comic book and animated character of the same name, written and illustrated by Jill Thompson. The children’s books were first published in 1997 then eventually spawned into an animated TV film in 2003.

Harold Hutchins

Harold Hutchins and his best friend George Beard are the creators of the comic book character, Captain Underpants, who comes to life after they hypnotize their principal, Mr. Krupps, into thinking he’s the superhero.

Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants is a superhero in a comic drawn by fourth graders George Beard and Harold Hutchins. He comes to life as the alter ego of their bad tempered principal, Mr. Krupps, after the boys hypnotize him.

Arthur

Arthur Read is an anthropomorphic aardvark, based on the children’s books by Marc Brown, who lives in Elmwood City with his aardvark family and animal friends and attends Lakewood Elementary School. He’s been 8 years old for like 20 years now.

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novel The Little Prince tells the tale of a young pilot stranded in the desert who meets a young prince fallen from his home planet, an asteroid not bigger than a house. While the pilot spends days repairing his plane, the young prince recounts stories about his own otherworldly life .

Wenda

Wenda joins Waldo in his hidden adventures in the Where’s Waldo? children’s book series. She’s dressed similarly to Waldo so that just makes her just as hard to find.

The Man in the Yellow Hat

Curious George’s human companion, the Man in the Yellow Hat, takes his name from his attire. Little is known about this mystery guy other than his propensity to dress in yellow. Although if you’re going to hang out with a monkey it makes sense that you would want to dress like a giant banana.

Where’s Waldo?

You might think Waldo would be easy to spot in a crowd, what with his red and white striped attire. Unfortunately, he likes to hang around things like barber poles and candy canes, accompanied by people like Wenda, Woof, and Odlaw who dress similarly.