Miffy Books Review & Give-Away

Miffy is celebrating her 60th birthday next year and ahead of this milestone, the rhyming texts of Bruna’s classic stories are being refreshed for a modern British audience by the award winning poet Tony Mitton.

We were offered some Miffy books to review and share with you, and it was only then that I realised that my kids had never experienced the joys of Miffy! Such a terrible mum! Her cute little face is pretty iconic, so I was keen to introduce Miffy to the children….

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Miffy Goes Flying
Miffy’s uncle has come to visit and is going to take her on a trip. They fly up high and see the world from above.

Miffy in the Snow
It’s snowing and Miffy wants to go and play. She rides her sledge, skates on the frozen river and even makes a snowman. In the snow she finds a little bird who is too cold so Miffy helps him to build a little house to keep him warm.

Miffy’s Bicycle
Miffy’s only a little rabbit now, but she dreams of a time when she will be old enough to ride her very own bicycle. Join her as she dreams of all the adventures she will have…

Miffy at School
Join Miffy at school, where she learns to draw, write, read and sing. But Miffy’s favourite thing is when the teacher reads the class a story.

Award-winning UK poet, Tony Mitton, has worked closely with Dick Bruna’s Dutch publisher to create new translations for the classic Miffy stories that are true to the books’ original voice, and yet have a contemporary feel to the language that makes them appealing to the modern young audience. The translations beautifully convey the warmth and friendliness of the original Dutch whilst maintaining a style that is inimitably Miffy.

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The Miffy books are just lovely. As you can see below, pictured with Boo, they’re little hardback books, perfect for small hands to hold. They all rhyme, and share with us snippets of Miffy’s day to day life, adventures and her imagination. They can hold Boo’s attention, and she’s largely into chapter books now. They’re that bit too long for Little Man to sit still for, at just 2, but I can see these being classics that we’ll be enjoying frequently together in the coming months. He likes Miffy, shouting her name when he sees her now, so I’m sure we’ll soon be reading about her daily! The hardback books retail at £4.99 each.

We’ve spent a happy Miffy morning here today! As well as the gorgeous books, the kids and I have discovered the Miffy website, and had a good look and play around on there, where we then printed off a couple of Miffy pictures, too, that were fun to colour in….

Miffy reading

Miffy website

miffy colouring

It’s been a great start to half term! I do love exploring books and characters further with the kids, so this has had us chatting about that little rabbit all morning!

I now have a set of Miffy books available to give away to one of my readers. One lucky person will receive Miffy Goes Flying, Miffy at School and Miffy’s Bicycle. To be in with a chance of winning, let me know what you think of Miffy and enter using the rafflecopter below. Ends midnight 24th November 2014, open to UK entrants only, good luck!

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What do you think of little Miffy?

Disclosure: We received Miffy books FOC for the purposes of writing this post.

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199 thoughts on “Miffy Books Review & Give-Away”

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    I have loved Miffy since I was a little girl (a long time!!) and now my children love Miffy just as much. These books are adorable xx

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    love the Miffy books,remember reading them to my Daughter and look forward to reading them to my Grand daughter who is 2

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    I’ve never read them but have always been intrigued by them. my lil one would love them though as she is a huge fan of books and her bedtime stories 🙂

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    I have loved Miffy books since I was young. The illustrations are simple, bold and clear to make out. The stories are not too long but not too short. I think my son would love these books- especially the school one 🙂 x

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    i love miffy books, i loved them as a child, my daughter loved them when she was a child and now she is reading them to my granddaughter

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      hi i love the miffy books they have stood the test of time and they are still going strong.
      as they are suitable for both girls and boys they are a must have for both sexes x

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    I remember my gran use to read me these books everytime I visited her! I loved them as a child and I think Josh (my son) would definitely love them too. Even now I’m an adult I think miffy is sttiiilllll so cute !!!!

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    I’m looking forward to re-reading these books as I read them when I was tiny. I think my 19mth old son will adore them too 🙂

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    Elizabeth Cooper

    I’ve never bought one but they look so adorable. I’d really like my son to have a go at reading them though!

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    I am 33 and loved reading Miffy books when I was little, I still have the same books now and I read them with my 4 year old son Reece x x

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    Oh my gosh, I remember Miffy! It’s so nice to see an old classic collection revived. I’d love to share them with ‘the next generation’.

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    Miffy books bring childhood memories flooding back to me, so I have no hesitation in endorsing them for my children

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    i think its brilliant, the gorgeous bold colourings so it appeals to both male and female despite being a female lead. the stories always seemed simple and easy for little ones to get their head around. i remember them from when i was a kiddy too 🙂 very cute

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    I’m a big Miffy fan. I used to borrow the books from the library when I was little in the early eighties, I still remember looking through the pages and being so enamored with the animation style. Miffy In The Snow was my favourite. Now it’s back in print I don’t just want to buy it for my nieces, I want a copy for myself too!

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    I love the Miffy books, suitable for boys and girls alike.

    I used to read them to my children at bed time all the time, now I have my first grandchild on the way and look forward to doing the same for them.

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    My mumma used to read me Miffy books when I was a little girl so to continue them with my children would be amazing 🙂

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