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 Dick Bruna - “When I make a book, I make it for the child and not for the parent - no jokes in it for the parents”
 Dick Bruna - “Then one day I thought it would be wonderful to make a whole book, to make my text and my drawings together, and that's how I started doing children's books.”
 Dick Bruna - “Then one day I thought it would be nice to try to draw that rabbit and make a little story of it - and that's how Miffy started.”
 Dick Bruna - “Right at the beginning, I didn't know if Miffy was a boy or girl.”
 Dick Bruna - “Now, I had been drawing all this time - especially in France of course - so, when I came back, my father gave me the chance to do a cover for one of the books he published.”
 Dick Bruna - “My father realised that for me to become a publisher in his firm would have been the end of the firm”
 Dick Bruna - “Miffy has changed quite a lot since the early books, although I never realised it at the time.”
 Dick Bruna - “I work very long on each book, sometimes two or three months, because I think all the twelve illustrations have to be nice pieces of graphic art.”
 Dick Bruna - “I want a nice picture book with 12 pictures - I do my best with that format.”
 Dick Bruna - “I thought it would be very nice to become Picasso or Rembrandt, or a van Gogh.”
 Dick Bruna - “I thought it was amazing to work with authors, to get a manuscript and try to make up a cover for it.”
 Dick Bruna - “I have been drawing all my life.”
 Dick Bruna - “I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books - from Shakespeare to James Bond - and I always had the idea that I must give 100, no matter who the author was.”
 Dick Bruna - “I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist.”
 Dick Bruna - “However, my father was a publisher and it was expected that I would become a publisher as well - in his firm.”
 Dick Bruna - “Each book first begins with a little idea.”
 Dick Bruna - “But we discovered that, although I liked publishing, the commercial side meant nothing at all to me.”
 Dick Bruna - “But I don't sit down and think this is meant for children.”
 Dick Bruna - “Before he went to sleep, I told him a little story about a rabbit we saw run around the beach house we rented.”
 Dick Bruna - “A few years ago, I had an exhibition at a museum in Holland where, for the very first time, I saw how much Miffy had changed over the years.”