Dick Bruna: The little bird

Dick Bruna, who died in 2017, is best known as the creator of the Miffy books. But there are many other gems from his huge back catalogue, including The little bird, which was first published in Holland in 1959. My copy of The little bird is an early Methuen edition. It was given to me in 1967,... Continue Reading →

Miffy and me

Defacing books is a deplorable habit, though I'm sure I wasn't the first child to take a pencil to Dick Bruna's deceptively simple illustrations. Miffy the rabbit made her debut in print in the mid-1950s, but it was 1967 when I received a copy of Miffy in the snow. I know this because my mother... Continue Reading →

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