Book

Dick Bruna

Flopear

Miffy bravely stands up for the new boy in class

Miffy makes it absolutely clear to her classmates that insults and nicknames are not the same thing, and that you’d better call someone by their real name if you really want to get to know them.

When a new boy joins Miffy’s class, everyone’s curious to find out what he’ll be like. The teacher says that he’s ‘perfectly ordinary, just like you’. But when the little rabbit steps into the classroom, the children don’t agree. One of the boy’s ears won’t stand up straight, and that isn’t ordinary for a rabbit at all. From that moment, he becomes known as Flopear. Luckily, Miffy bravely stands up for him. Hangoor (Flopear, 2006) is one of many books about Miffy the rabbit, who came into the world in 1955 when Dick Bruna, her creator, found inspiration during a holiday with his young son.

Dick Bruna

Dick Bruna (1927–2017) began his career as a designer. He became famous all over the world for his picture books about the little rabbit Miffy, who has her roots in the French avant-garde style of the first half of the twentieth century and the Dutch art movement De Stijl. Miffy has been…

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Details

Hangoor (2006). Children's books, 32 pages.
Words: 275

Age: 0+

Themes: picture book

Publications

Reading for empathy

Literary agent

Mercis / Karin van Zwieten

Johannes Vermeerplein 3
1071 DV Amsterdam
Nederland
Tel: +31 20 675 8036
E-mail:
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Website:
http://www.mercis.nl

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