“The classic children’s character, Miffy, was created by the Dutch graphic designer, Dick Bruna, in 1955. Whilst on a rainy seaside holiday, Dick Bruna drew pictures of a little bunny hopping around the garden of his holiday home, and at night he made up stories about the bunny to entertain his one year old son. That bunny was called Miffy.
Nearly 60 years later, there are 32 storybooks about Miffy, which have sold over 85 million copies and are published in more than 50 languages.
There is Miffy merchandise sold across 5 continents, a TV series and recently a movie”
I was thrilled to receive a selection of new Miffy books in the post, and even more thrilled that my son seems to love them as much as I did. He was given a Miffy soft toy when he was born and she has to also be present when we are reading the books now. I have very fond memories of Miffy and the bold, simple, truly timeless pictures, still give me a warm feeling. I was going to record Miffy at the zoo for a bedtime story video, but when I discovered that it had already been done, I felt that I should post that, instead (and it’s read by famous folk).
We also spent some very cuddly time sticking stickers onto the Miffy’s play date and the Miffy’s day activity book, and then headed to the library to see if we could find any more Miffy stories. Miffy even has a website now but I would really love her to have some on-line games to play or a nice android app, and then she would be totally 2014. She has got a YouTube channel though, here, which I’ve subscribed to, but I cannot for the life of me find a copy of Miffy the movie, apart from on ebay all the way from Australia.
Brilliant. Comfort in a book