Every child should have a set of Miffy books - although I am not too sure of the p.c. ness of one or two of them! They were written some years ago now. The illustrations are wonderful in their naivety. Miffy goes through all the trials of life like we do - goes to school, goes to hospital, has a new sibling, goes to the art gallery. Love her. I met Miffy at a book fair once - what a thrill.