The Little Book of Bad Moods widely featured in Finland’s biggest daily newspaper

The Little Book of Bad Moods by Lotta Sonninen and illustrator Piia Aho has taken the world by a storm! It has been sold to 31 territories, and the sequel, The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothersis out in Finland this week  – right in time for Mother’s Day.
Rights to the Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods have already been sold to Germany / Droemer Kraur!

The international hype has been noticed by Helsingin Sanomat, the biggest paper in Finland, and they made a wide feature of Lotta Sonninen and her two Bad Moods books.

The Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods was complimented for how it breaks the idea of motherhood being only blissful and how you are never allowed to say anything bad about your own children. The book helps you acknowledge that mothers can have bad days too – and that you can laugh at your own crankiness later!

Read here (in Finnish): Helsingin Sanomat newspaper on Lotta Sonninen and the Little Book of Bad Moods


Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods:
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rights sold: The Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods

FINLAND: Otava (Orig.)
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur

 

Rights sold: The Little Book of Bad Moods

FINLAND: Otava (Orig.)
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.