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Miffy (Miffy (Big Tent Entertainment)) Board book – January 1, 2010

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Text: English, Dutch (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Dick Bruna Dick Bruna was born in 1927 in Utrecht, Holland. His parents named him Hendrik after his grandfather, but because he was a chubby child he was playfully called Dik, which means 'fatty' in Dutch. Dick comes from a family of publishers who under the name of 'A.W. Bruna and Son' started to print books in 1868. After he left school, Dick went to London for a year to learn the publishing trade and then to Paris where he discovered modern artists like Picasso and Matisse who would inspire his own illustration style. 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 80 million copies in 40 languages. His characters include the little dog Snuffy, the lady pig Poppy, the bears Boris and Barbara and favourite of all, Miffy the little white bunny. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Series: Miffy (Big Tent Entertainment)
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Big Tent Entertainment; 1 edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592260004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592260003
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 6.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,162,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 5, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Miffy is so loveable! In this first book of the Miffy series, mother and father bunny wish for a baby and little Miffy makes their wish come true. Simple images, common animals and a smiling angel make this story easy to understand for very small children. Plus it's fun to say "Miffy! Miffy! Miffy!"
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I was surprised to find Dick Bruna's books here on the internet. He is from Holland and his books have been every Dutch child's favorites over there. I grew up in Holland myself and I cannot count the numerous Bruna books I have. They are great! Kids loooooove the bright colors and read them over and over again. Can't think of a better gift for a young child.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on February 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I like well illustrated children's books and have quite a number of "favorite" illustrators. Some of the pictures we find enhancing children's books are true works of art, are extremely complicated, complex and stimulating. These are good and some are at the top of my list; my most loved list.

On the other hand, there is much to be said for simplicity for the younger reader. Hey, you have to crawl and take baby steps before you can walk or run. Simplicity and sameness can often be the most soothing for a young child.

And in the words of the author, Dick Bruna "Miffy is always Miffy." More about this later....

Dick Bruna has written and illustrated well over 200 children's book but the most popular and well known are of this cute loveable little bunny Miffy of which there are at present around 30 books about her and her friends. Bruna presently has over 80 million copies of his books in print around the world and I suspect there are more to come.

This is the first book of the Miffy series and in many ways I think one of the sweetest. Mommy and Daddy want a baby bunny and between their hopes and prayers they get Miffy. Pretty simple concept but it is one children can relate to instantly.

As to the illustrations, to call Bruna a minimalist would be an understatement. By his own admission he has been strongly influenced by Matissse and it certainly shows in his art work. Each frame is done in very bold (and somewhat subdued) primary colors for the most part and he uses very black graphic lines on all of his characters. Miffy is always Miffy as the series continues; always a simple dress, always very near the same expression.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rose on March 31, 2009
Format: Board book
A sturdy book for a one year old who just loves the "sweet little bunny" from TV. Our grandson just loves this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sybille Katz on July 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Kids LOVE this one and all the other ones too! I hope they will soon start printing these books again. The simpleness of the stories and the primary colors are a great hit with young children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paula A. Ress on October 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Too bad some of the Miffy books are so hard to find, because Miffy is adorable. So simple, but not stupid or insipid. We like Hello Kitty, but Miffy is our favorite.
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By Suze on January 14, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
For those who have small children, Dick Bruna is a legend in Holland and in most of Western Europe as well as Japan. His books are about Miffy are simple but well done and have a staunch following. The seller did a good job, this was well packaged, many thanks!
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