Children's Book Awards
You are looking at: Home : Children's Book Awards

Miffy: Best Classic Book, Junior Design Awards 2014 WINNER

What the brand says, what the judges thought and where to buy...

 1 of 1 

They Say:

In 1955, Dutch artist Dick Bruna entertained his son by sketching a bunny in the garden of their holiday house; each night he made up stories about the bunny – whom he named Miffy. miffy is the first of 32 picture books starring this iconic character, and tells the story of her birth, using 12 of Dick Bruna’s simple illustrations, each one accompanied by four lines of rhyming text. This title was first published in the UK in 1963 by Methuen; in 2014 the texts were modernised by poet Tony Mitton, and the book republished by Simon and Schuster.

• After nearly 60 years, Miffy still appeals to children and adults around the world – over 85 million storybooks have sold, and the range is now translated into more than 50 languages.

• The Miffy stories explore the universal experiences of childhood and can therefore be enjoyed by children regardless of their nationality, race or culture. Dick Bruna’s simple illustrations complement his stories, in that their simplicity transcends generations and continents – everyone can understand his pictures.

• In recent research carried out in the UK, a focus group who were unaware of Miffy, was asked to guess when the character was created. They responded: “Perhaps 5 or 10 years ago”. The mark of a true classic is to look as contemporary as modern equivalents.

• miffy was the very first title featuring Dick Bruna’s little white bunny, and for many British people, its iconic cover is an indelible memory from their childhood. The book has now been updated – the images have stood the test of time, but the English verse (translated from Dick Bruna’s original Dutch verse) has been worked on by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton, so that it is now right for a modern British audience, thereby ensuring this classic book continues to hold a special place in the lives of many children in the UK today. 

Judges Comments:

"Miffy is synonymous with children's storytime. The simple, yet striking, white bunny with a cross for a mouth must have been read to most children growing up. We still have fond memories of reading Miffy books ourselves, and now look forward to reading them to our own children. A true classic."

Where to Buy:


Previous article
Meet the man behind Miffy [Interview with author Dick Bruna]
Next article
CBeebies Storytime App: Best Children's App, Junior Design Awards 2014 HIGHLY COMMENDED

junior design awards, 2014, junior, junior magazine, results, entrants, judges, kids, children, miffy, winner, dick bruna

Discuss this story

read to most children growing up. We still have fond memories of reading Miffy books ourselves, and nowText Your Ex Back

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 20:06

We Build High Quality Backlinks Through Blog Commenting For Helping to Improve Domain Authority , Page Authority and Trust Flow of your website/Blogs. High DA Backlinks Service

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:32

Miffy is considered to be the best Classic Book in the child literature. I have read this book very recently and loved the way Dick Bruna has handled this subject. He knows the pulse of the children and how to entertain them. Thanks.
steve- Don Julio Anejo

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 11:09

A debt of gratitude is in order for offering this quality data to us. I truly delighted in perusing. Will without a doubt going to impart this URL to my companions.

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 17:15

Much thanks to you a cluster for offering this to every one of us you really acknowledge what you are discussing! Bookmarked. If you don't mind likewise look for guidance from my site =). We could have a hyperlink change contract between us!

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:38

See more comments...
Talkback: Miffy: Best Classic Book, Junior Design Awards 2014 WINNER

First Name:
Last Name:
Security Image:
Enter the code shown:

I agree to the site's Terms and Conditions & Code of Conduct: