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Miffy is a small girl rabbit drawn by Dick Bruna. The original Dutch name is Nijntje (pr. nein-che) which best translates to "li'l rabbit".

She was created for the first time in 1955, after Dick Bruna had been telling his one-year old son stories about a little rabbit they had seen earlier in the dunes.

The first Miffy book was called 'Miffy at the Seaside'.

Miffy is drawn in a very basic way, requiring only a few lines and one or two primary colours. In a sense, it reminds us of Hergé's clear line[?].

The Miffy books contain sixteen pages of story. Each page has one illustration and four lines of verse.

The books are printed in small format. Dick Bruna feels it important that his audience feels that his books are there for them, not for their parents.

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