I learnt about miffy through my friend Elly who was introducing different languages
(Dutch, English and Japanese) to her toddler son through miffy. Ever since, I have been on a fascinating web hunt for this cute little bunny!
I haven't read any of the books yet but have been visiting this website http://www.miffy.com/ regularly. I love watching the videos and I love to copy the way Dick Bruna draws-- clean, attractive simple lines; so easy to draw but so difficult to conceptualise! I so wish I had known about miffy and Dick Bruna while I was living in Holland. I would have definitely visited the Dick Bruna Huis in Utrecht!
In a very nice interview published by The Telegraph, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/donotmigrate/3557810/Dick-Bruna-creator-of-the-Miffy-books-talks-about-his-life-and-work.html, Dick Bruna says he feels 'really like a child. I sometimes think there are quite a lot of things that I don't understand, anyway.'
I can so relate to that!!!