Princess Rascal and the Potty Words

Original title: Prinsessa rämäpää ja vessasanat

Published: 2019 May

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Picture Book

Pages: 42

Part of a serie: Princess Rascal

Princess Rascal is a spirited and resourceful little girl, like the kid sister of Pippi Longstocking.

Princess Rascal starts pre-school. She’s nervous about her new mates and new teacher. Especially nervous she is about going to the toilet. When she uses toilet words in a completely wrong situation, she’s sure that she is the most embarrassing girl in the world. But a solution for the problem can be found in her secret treasure chest.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
DENMARK: Gads forlag

“Princess Rascal is on the other hand a light and goofy book with toilet humor to entertain little listeners. Mervi Lindman’s illustrations are wonderfully expressive and fit the story excellently!”
–Lue meille äitikulta blog

Elina Hirvonen

ELINA HIRVONEN is an author of adults’ and children’s prose, a journalist and documentary filmmaker. She has written four highly acclaimed adults’ novels that are at the same time tragic and beautiful. She is also known for her picture book series Princess Rascal, and she is currently writing a middle-grade trilogy – the first book of the series, Julia & P.A.L. will be published in fall 2020.

She has received Kalevi Jäntti Prize, and Nuori Aleksis Prize and has been nominated for Finlandia Prize and Debut Prize.



Elina Hirvonen

Princess Rascal

2017, Picture Book

Elina Hirvonen

Red Storm

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Elina Hirvonen

Julia & P.A.L.

2020 Fall, Middle-Grade

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