Last month saw the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation, and this month it's time for another diamond celebration! It was sixty years ago, in August 1953, that Dick Bruna published his first book, The Apple. His unique style, with its bold black outlines and bright contrasting colours, along with the book's small square format (made especially for tiny hands) was a success and he went on to create another 123 books. Although he created many characters, he is perhaps best known for Miffy, the little white bunny that is now a recognisable face all over the world. To mark the occasion we are holding a special exhibition of Dick Bruna's silkscreens from throughout his long, illustrious career as a picture book author and illustrator, as well as a drawing competition for budding illustrators.
Tate Publishing are reissuing The Apple, alongside two other of his picture books, The School and On My Scooter.
For more information about Dick Bruna, visit www.miffy.com
Venue: The Cafe at Foyles, Charing Cross Road
COMPETITION TO WIN FANTASTIC DICK BRUNA PRIZES
To celebrate 60 years of The Apple, Dick Bruna's first picture book, we invite you to draw your own apple tree or orchard , with lots of trees with big, rosy apples! The winning entry will win a Miffy Collector's Edition Print along with a signed copy of The Apple. We also have two runners-up prizes of the Tate Publishing collection of Dick Bruna books and a Miffy cuddly toy. You can download the entry form here or pick one up in-store in the children's department. Hand in your entry to any Foyles branch by 29 August 2013. The competition is open to everyone, there is no age limit, and the winners will be notified by email.
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