Illustration of the yellow Mr Happy character and a white daisy with a smiley face with yellow text on a white background and outer yellow edge
Mr. Happy is a character featured in the children’s book series Mr. Men, created by English author Roger Hargreaves in 1971. Each book in the Mr. Men series focuses on a different character, using the character’s dominant personality trait to tell a simple moral lesson. Mr. Happy was introduced in the third book of the series and is described as being merry, joyful, and smiling. Mr. Happy is the happiest person in all of Happyland and he wants everyone else to feel as happy as he does.
Roger Hargreaves died in 1988 and his son Adam took over his father's book series, writing new stories and creating new characters. Currently, there are over fifty Mr. Men characters. The book series is popular with children around the world.