A belated "Hoppy" Birthday to Miffy, the sweet little bunny, who has very recently turned 61. I’m sure you will all agree she is looking very good for her age! The stories written and illustrated by the Dutch artist, Dick Bruna, have been translated into over 50 languages and still delight children worldwide. But what is it that makes these books so special?
Well for me it is the simplicity of both the illustrations and stories. I think this gives them a universal appeal. However, Izzie will tell you it is because Miffy is "just so cute” and I think she makes a very valid point. Miffy is very sweet and lovable and I have never met anyone who doesn’t appreciate Bruna’s colourful drawings.
We have already included “Miffy’s Birthday” in our 366 Books in 366 Days reading challenge. In this lovely little book, Bruna’s classic bright images are combined with a short rhyming story about Miffy’s special day. You find out how she celebrates and you even see her open her presents. The small square book is the perfect size for little hands to hold and turn the pages. The story is short enough for even the most fidgety children like Theo! Miffy’s Birthday would make a perfect gift for special little birthday girls and boys everywhere.
You can read along with this story and others on the Official Miffy Website. Also why not tune in to Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small? It's on Tiny Pop every day at 7pm.
To celebrate Miffy’s birthday and the launch of our new family blog, we will be giving away a Miffy goody bag including a copy of “Miffy’s Birthday” to one lucky reader.
To enter click on the following link: Miffy Giveaway
Disclaimer: We won our copy of Miffy's birthday from Miffy's Official Twitter page and we have permission to give away a second copy and goody bag. As always, all opinions are my own, unless otherwise stated.