Miffy's Birthday by Dick Bruna
Classic character Miffy is celebrating her 60th Birthday!
The adventures of athe now-iconic little white bunny enjoying universal childhood experiences were created in Holland in 1955, and published for the first time in English in 1963. The Miffy books have since sold over 85 million copies and have been translated into 50 languages. The English versions of the classic Miffy stories, written and illustrated by Dutch graphic artist, Dick Bruna, have been recently updated to appeal to a modern British audience.
Award-winning UK poet Tony Mitton has worked closely with Dick Bruna’s Dutch publishers to create new translations for the classic Miffy stories that channel the books’ original voice, and yet have a contemporary feel, appealing to modern young readers.
Alongside the newly translated Miffy storybooks there is a brand new range of Miffy paperback colouring, sticker activity books and novelty books, including lift-the-flap and shaped board books – perfect for little hands.
Competition: Design a birthday card for Miffy
For the chance to win a copy of Miffy's Birthday plus an amazing Miffy goodie bag and book bundle, we're asking you to submit your child's very best birthday card to Miffy.
Get your kids to create the cutest, brightest and most colourful birthday card they can, take a photo and submit it to the thread before Monday 6 July for a chance to win this amazing prize. Crayons at the ready!
by Simon & Schuster
About the author
Dick Bruna was born in 1927 in Utrecht, Holland. Dick comes from a family of publishers who under the name of 'A.W. Bruna and Son' started to print books in 1868.
While on holiday in 1955, Dick began to tell his son stories about a little white rabbit who lived in the garden of their holiday home and this little rabbit soon became known to the world as Miffy.
Dick Bruna is now one of the most famous creators of picture books in the world. He has written and illustrated almost 100 books, which have sold over 85 million copies in 50 languages.
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