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Saturday, 9 July 2016

366 Books in 366 Days: Miffy's Birthday Review and Giveaway

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. 

A photo posted by Kate (@kate.eccles) on

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.

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70 comments:

  1. My favourite childhood book is harry potter. But when i was even younger i liked Enid blyton books, can't remember which ones. Love the review ☺

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  2. I love the very hungry caterpillar🐛

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  3. The Rockingdown Mystery by Enid Blyton.

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  4. My favourite book is what the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson

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  5. I liked the Topsy and Tim books

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  6. My favourite was The Last Noo Noo by Jill Murphy. It was about a little monster kid who doesn't want to give up his dummys (noo noos) so he plants one in his garden and it grows into a noo noo tree!

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  7. When I was a child I was a crazy fan of Enid Blyton books

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  8. The Enchanted Wood was my absolute favourite. But remember reading so many lovely books as a child, something I'm hoping to pass on to my daughter!

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  9. My favourite children's book was Peter Rabbit . I've still got my copy received from my Granddad over 50. Years ago. My Grandchikdren both love books and both have book cases full of books in their rooms.

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  10. my favourite child hood book was any of the famous Five books by Enid Blyton. My daughters favourite book was the butterfly lion and my grandsons favourite book is the cat in the Hat :)

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  11. I loved reading the Goosebumps books when I was younger and I still have them in the loft

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  12. I loved the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton :)

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  13. Enid Blyton's Mr Pinkwhistle stories.

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  14. The Jolly postman - I loved opening all the letters!

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  15. Mu fave childhood book was Spot

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  16. The wishing chair Enid Blyton xx

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  17. The Highway Rat

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  18. When I was young (a long time ago) The water babies was my fave

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  19. I loved reading Enid blyton and the faraway tree stories!

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  20. We were Roald Dahl obsessed in our house! I'd struggle to pick one book; but I must have read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory over 100 times!

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  21. Lovely post! We had a Miffy's birthday party book club at the start of the year - it was great fun. Good luck with the giveaway! #readwithme

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    1. That sounds fun, is it on the blog?

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  22. We have this book at home too, Miffy is such a classic character! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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    1. Total classic! You are welcome #readwithme

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  23. I used to know this book off by heart when my daughter was a wee girl! She loved Miffy. I'd love to share it with younger nieces and nephews now.

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  24. Oops - my own favourite childhood books were the Chalet School books and anything Enid Blyton, especially the school stories ( a theme here!)

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  25. I loved Roald Dahl books growing up.

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  26. I loved all the Miffy books. Still have some of my originals

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  27. I love the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I've introduced my daughter to picture book versions of these books.

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  28. Loved,loved Miffy as a child & a book called The Sailor Dog.

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  29. the tiger who came to tea by judith kerr

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  30. The velveteen Rabbit

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  31. The stories of Hans Christian Anderson

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  32. I used to love the magic faraway tree

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  33. Lovely post and happy belated birthday to Miffy!
    My favourite was The Tiger Who Came To Tea.
    #readwithme

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    1. We love the tiger who came to tea :)

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  34. My favourite childhood book is 'My Naughty Little Sister' by Dorothy Edwards.

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  35. I've always loved Beatrix Potter books x

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  36. Enid blyton and loved the famous five

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  37. charlie and the chocolate factory

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  38. I loved the Mog books as a child and now love reading them to my children

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  39. I loved the Famous Five books :)

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  40. I loved Famous Five and Secret Seven books xxx

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  41. I loved Enid Blyton Famous Five Books, they were the only things I would read

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  42. I loved and still love The BFG.

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  43. My favourite childhood book was Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories!

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  44. I used t enjoy a series of books called the babysitters club

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  45. Anything by Enid Blyton including Mallory Towers and Noddy!

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  46. Anything by Enid Zblyton, including Mallory Towers and Noddy!

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  47. My first favourite book was Noddy in Toytown the first book i ever read on my own

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  48. Each peach pear plum was one of my faves

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  49. Georgina Holden24 July 2016 at 22:24

    would love this for my niece

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  50. Thank you for all your comments - The Giveaway is now closed.The winner will be announced shortly :)

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