A few days ago Justin & Madison was sent some Miffy books, a couple of Miffy bunny ears and flag ties. The books they got was:
Miffy and the new baby
Miffy in the snow
Justin has just started designing his bunny ears, looks good so far.
Miffy is Dick Bruna’s best known and most popular character, featuring in more than 30 books, far more than any other character he created. Miffy appeals to children all over the world, instilling a sense of safety. Many children are able to identify with Miffy and her adventures. She is uncomplicated and innocent, has a positive attitude and is always open to new experiences.
So why did Dick Bruna name him Miffy?
In the Netherlands, Miffy is known as “nijntje” which derives from the Dutch word “konijntje”, meaning “little bunny”. This is a very logical name for anyone who speaks Dutch, but not in any other language. Because “nijntje” is difficult to prounce for non-Dutch speakers and because there are so many different words for “bunny” in other languages, Dick Bruna’s little bunny is simply known as Miffy. The name doesn’t have any special meaning, but it is easy to pronounce in all languages. In the past, Miffy had a different name in every language. She was known as “le petit lapin” in French, for example, and as “kleintjie” in Afrikaans, but since 1996 she is known as Miffy everywhere outside the Netherlands.
Did you also know that Dick Bruna was born in the year of the rabbit? I didn’t until I started to read his books!
If you fancy taking a look at Miffy’s website you can do so by clicking the link here.
Madison has taken a real shine to Miffy, I did try reading her the book but all she wanted to do was look at all the pictures. Justin on the other hand loved me reading him the Miffy books.
Disclaimer: I was sent some books in exchange for a review all thoughts are my own.