Miffy, that cute little white bunny we all remember from our childhood, is set to attract a new generation of fans!  The rhyming text in each of the books, originally created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna, has been updated for a modern audience by award winning poet Tony Mitton. But the illustrations remain the same - simple, bold and as lovable as ever.

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Miffy's Birthday

Miffy's Birthday

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Dick Bruna Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Celebrate Miffy's 60th Birthday with this gorgeous anniversary edition! Small, square and always with a robust, hardback cover, Dick Bruna’s iconic picture books about the little white bunny called Miffy, have been treasured by millions of British households since they were first published in the UK in the early Sixties.  Excitingly, for the first time in almost 50 years, the rhyming verse in each Miffy story in Bruna’s bestselling children’s storybooks has been refreshed for a modern British audience - by award-winning children's author and poet, Tony Mitton to suit the ears of today’s toddlers and pre-schoolers.  Alongside the new texts, Dick Bruna’s illustrations – simple, bold and timeless – remain the same throughout.  

A thoroughly modern Miffy!

Dick Bruna first drew sketches of a little bunny to entertain his young son whilst on a rainy seaside holiday in Holland.  Each night he made up stories about the bunny and Miffy was born.

Originally published in the UK in the '60s, the books were transposed from Bruna's native Dutch into English rhyme - no easy task!  Plus the language, as happens over time, becomes a little out-dated so the poems have been refreshed to appeal to today's toddlers and pre-schoolers. Tony Mitton has clearly loved the challenge and says “Throughout my career as a writer of poetry and verse for children I’ve sought to combine the language of natural speech with precise rhymes, aural texture, good scansion and metre. So to tackle such internationally known works as the Miffy books - with a brief of staying as faithful as possible to the Dutch originals - struck me as a challenge well worth taking up. I was flattered and honoured to be asked.....My own children loved Dick Bruna’s books; I hope my new texts help today’s young children to enjoy them too.”

Over 85 million copies of the iconic Miffy books have been sold worldwide!
Alongside the classic hardbacks Simon & Schuster will also be publishing a range of new activity books, sticker books and paperback stories.  

Watch celebrity Miffy fans reading from the new books..

www.miffy.com contains games, songs, colouring activities, screen savers, background on Dick Bruna and all characters, plus information on the Miffy events around the world.

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