Monday, 5 December 2011

One of the many other men in Mrs M's life

I'm used to competing with the other men in Mrs M's life for attention,but i don't mind that our boys come first, in fact i wouldn't have it any other way. There is though another man in her life that pops up pretty much every day. 

He is also the one person that she says she would be aloud to be unfaithful with as their secret liaisons would only include sitting around drinking tea and chatting. Or possibly going to The Zoo,The Gallery,The Seaside,On a Mountain or At the Hospital??? That man is Dick Bruna!

Although me and the boys live and breathe superheroes in our house,mommy brings out our softer side with Dick Bruna and his amazing books that are pretty much read most evenings before bed.


Me and my compulsive collecting has come in handy for Mrs M as i have found that i enjoy collecting even when its for someone else and i have found it quite entertaining tracking down some of these books as many of them are really difficult to get hold of, i bet you can now guess what my hand made advent calender for Mrs M was, from my previous post?!


I do really love the Miffy books but i much prefer his other books. Here are some of my favourite of his illustration's. The thing i love most is the simplicity of his characters yet some of his stories for children's books are very grown up. One that we don't really read to our boys is 'dear grandma bunny' a story in which Miffy's grandma dies, they have an open casket and then bury her in the woods. Pretty grim really but i guess a great book for helping children deal with bereavement. 







Well i dont think i have anything to worry about, I'm 99% sure that Mrs M wont be running off with an 87 year old man. Although he clearly has a much nicer mustache than mine so i think a weeks hard grooming is in order.




Till next time.....


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

dog poo.... eugh!!!

GiftsFromThePirates said...

there's nothing wrong with a bit of dog pooh!!!

Beesley Buzz said...

What an amazing collection!!! I loved reading this and what a fab advent calender idea - so thoughtful and special. I wonder which of today's favouorite books will end up being collected like this in future - we love the wimpy kid books at the moment and I adore Charlie and Lola too. x

Beesley Buzz said...

also I think it is great that there is a book about Miffy's grandma dying - kids will have to face times like this in their lives at some point and it is better there are books out there that can help them. I know my son is always asking questions since he lost his great nanny last year and he never even met his granny on my side and yet I always talk about her. x

GiftsFromThePirates said...

we havent read those but will give them a look, we are loving good old fashioned roald dahl at the moment. we read the twits last week. Our youngest loves anything written by Rod Campbell. x

GiftsFromThePirates said...

I think that if the boys had to go through the loss of someone then we would definitely read it to them but because they havent i think thats why its our least favourite of his books. thanks again for reading x

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