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Original title: Mo-ko-ma-ki!

Published: 2014

Publisher: Myllylahti

Class/genre: Picture Book

Pages: 24

Can you find my baby fox? It seems to have gone missing.

Ten little animals – or Mokomakis – have become separated from their mothers, and it’s your job to figure out where they are. The book offers plenty of visual fun, loads of details and a lot to discover, either on your own or with a parent. Previously published as a board book, the first of three Mo-ko-ma-ki! books is now available in a new and improved paperback edition.

Rights sold:

CHINA, Bei Jing Northark
FRANCE, Sarbacane
TAIWAN, Grimm Press

“For fans of Hervé Tullet.” – Kirkus

“The further we get into the book, the more advanced it gets. Fortunately small birds wandering amidst the other animals offer help, inviting kids to observe, count and add… stylized drawings and bright colours allow one to learn while having fun.” Culturebox, France TV

“The Mo-ko-ma-ki series calls for savviness and problem-solving skills […] the books have gotten an enthusiastic response in France and Taiwan as well.” – Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

Satu Kontinen

Satu Kontinen (b. 1976) is a graphic designer and illustrator obsessed with little animals and Instagram photography. She is known for using bold colours and creating quirky creatures and worlds of cuteness that spark the imagination of kids and adults. In 2008 she was given an award for designing and illustrating one of the most beautiful book covers in Finland (Vuoden kaunein kirja) by the Finnish Book Art Committee, and in 2004 she was nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize.

Since starting “her own thing,” the Mokomakis, in 2011, she has quickly gained recognition around the world and is currently working on a number of international illustration commissions.


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