The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers

Reading material

English text
Finnish edition with illustrations by Piia Aho

Original title: Äidin pieni pahan mielen kirja

Published: 2019

Publisher: Otava

Class/genre: Non-Fiction

Pages: 120

Are you a mother of a screaming baby, a negative toddler or an annoying teenager? Here’s finally a solution that doesn’t include hurting your child.

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 bestseller “The Little Book of Bad Moods”.

Suitable for all mothers, from those with screaming babies, to those with intolerable grownup children. List the dumbest parenting advice you’ve been given, the most useless purchases, and reveal your biggest mistakes as a mother!

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur
UK: Bloomsbury

“I am delighted that Bloomsbury will be publishing The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothers. It’s funny, smart and cathartic – and it promises to be the most outrageous parenting book of 2020”
– Xa Shaw Stewart, commissioning editor, Bloomsbury, UK

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, Germany

A refreshing book for many mothers who are sick of the ubiquitous and required positive thinking about life with the little ones. This hilarious therapeutic book is a safe haven where they are free to admit that sometimes motherhood simply sucks.
– Alexandra Fraisova, Foreign Rights Manager, Euromedia, Czech Republic

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


Lotta Sonninen

The Little Book of Bad Moods

2018, Non-Fiction

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