Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods sold to Germany

It’s time to get cranky again! We all know the international bestseller The Little Book of Bad Moods by Lotta Sonninen(sold to 31 territories!). It is our pleasure to announce the sequel, right in time for Mother’s Day: The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers!

We are thrilled to announce that Droemer Knaur has acquiredGerman rights to the The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers! This marks the first foreign sales to this soon-to-be-bestseller.

I fell in love with The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers at first sight! Its gorgeous humour will appeal to all mothers. Lotta Sonninen and Piia Aho hit the nail on the head. We are very thrilled to publish this book at Knaur!
– Ilka Heinemann, Editor Non-Fiction, Droemer Knaur
Let’s face it: motherhood, in all its glory, gives you so many reasons for bad moods. From stretch marks to all-consuming guilt, from toddler tantrums to teenage sulks – sometimes you wish you could put just press pause and put it all on hold, but you can’t. This taboo-breaking adult activity book encourages all mothers to vent safely, continuing the cranky path of the international bestsellerThe Little Book of Bad Moods.

Suitable for all mothers, from those with screaming babies, to those with intolerable grownup children!

Rights sold: The Little Book of Bad Moods

FINLAND:
Otava (Orig. publisher)
BRAZIL:
Globo Livros
CHINA:
Citic Press
CROATIA:
Stilus knjiga
CZECH:
Euromedia
DENMARK:
Modtryk
ESTONIA:
Eesti Raamat
FRANCE:
Le Livre de Poche
GERMANY:
Droemer Knaur
HUNGARY:
Partvonal
ICELAND:
Forlagid
INDONESIA:
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ISRAEL:
Kinneret-Zmora
ITALY:
DeA Planeta Libri
JAPAN:
President Sha
LATVIA:
Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA:
Baltos Lankos
NETHERLANDS:
A.W. Bruna
NORWAY:
Vigmostad & Bjorke
POLAND:
Zysk i S-ka
PORTUGAL:
Planeta
RUSSIA:
Bombora (Eksmo)
SERBIA:
Vulkan
SLOVAKIA:
Ikar
SPAIN:
Plaza & Janés/PRH
SWEDEN:
HarperCollins Nordic
TAIWAN:
China Times
UKRAINE:
Vivat Publishing
UK & COMMONWEALTH:
Bloomsbury
UNITED STATES:
Gallery Books/S&S

Lotta Sonninen


Lotta Sonninen works as an editor of Finnish fiction and has also translated a lot of nonfiction. She got the idea for The Little Book of Bad Moods when working on yet another book on positivity. On her free time, she plays in a band and has tried to be funny on a stand-up comedy stage as well.

Author photo by Päivi Puustinen

Piia Aho


Piia Aho is a graphic designer who loves book design more than anything. She always makes an effort to find the perfect visual tone for each book – whether it is crazy wild or toned down or anything in between.

Piia’s book designs have often been awarded in The Most Beautiful Books of the Year -competition. The nature book Finnish Nature that she designed with Venla Koski won the Most Beautiful Book of 2013 award.