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.