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Off Topic => The Pub => Arts and Entertainment => Topic started by: David Martin on February 17, 2017, 03:33:05 pm

Title: A bit Miff(i)ed
Post by: David Martin on February 17, 2017, 03:33:05 pm
Dick Bruna has died. That was a key part of my children's formative learning.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39007462
Title: Re: A bit Miff(i)ed
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 17, 2017, 03:50:12 pm
I remember this
(https://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9780416158502-uk-300.jpg)
from my tiny childhood. It's responsible for me now thinking of a 1960s pop duo as "I Can Tina Turner".
Title: Re: A bit Miff(i)ed
Post by: Legs on February 17, 2017, 04:16:08 pm
:(  My brother (Matthew) somehow obtained the nickname Miff, which I never totally separated from Miffy in mind.
Title: Re: A bit Miff(i)ed
Post by: barakta on February 17, 2017, 08:00:49 pm
Dick Bruna in partnership with a Peter Jones and the National Deaf Children's Society wrote a book about a deaf child in 1984 before there were many campaigns for toys and books about disabled children. http://kickcanandconkers.blogspot.co.uk/2009/11/bens-blue-boat.html

I still have my original copy downstairs. I hadn't realised it was the same illustrator till today when it hit me that the drawing style is really similar.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NLGnuzVdzPg/Sw7c-LiCq4I/AAAAAAAAChI/E7_MMvM6olc/s400/Blueboat5.jpg)

I especially liked this picture of the family all speaking clearly with really unclear oooooo mouth shapes:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NLGnuzVdzPg/Sw7gpRnOYlI/AAAAAAAAChw/YBBO1kA34VA/s400/blueboat8.jpg)
Title: Re: A bit Miff(i)ed
Post by: Kim on February 17, 2017, 09:15:10 pm
That's the one with the title that's deliberately difficult for deaf children to say...  ::-)
Title: Re: A bit Miff(i)ed
Post by: barakta on February 17, 2017, 10:01:26 pm
That's the one with the title that's deliberately difficult for deaf children to say...  ::-)

Is it? You're going to tell me I am not saying it right now, aren't you?
Title: Re: A bit Miff(i)ed
Post by: clarion on February 20, 2017, 02:19:39 pm
Dick Bruna was a genius.  Simple, bold colours and designs evoke a whole Miffy/Boris/etc world.

We have Miffy's Tent, Miffy's Bicycle, and various others.  I should commend Miffy's Tent for being one of the few childrens books involving a tent, in which the participants don't find it difficult to erect said tent, and in which the tent does notfall down.