The Tomppa Series

Reading material

Finnish editions

Original title: Tomppa-sarja

Published: 1993-

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Picture Book

Pages: 32 each

The series of beautiful Tommy books created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi. The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.

BOOK XV: Tommy’s Story Book

Original title: Tompan juhlakirja | Published: 2013 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 144

The first Tommy book was published twenty years ago. To celebrate this, a new storybook is being published this year, which includes: Our Tommy; Tommy’s Night at Granny’s; Tommy and Apricot’s milk – and the brand-new story Tommy and Doctor Ear.

BOOK XIV: Tommy’s New House

Original title: Tompan uusi koti | Published: 2012 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

Tommy lives in a perfectly nice house with Dad, Mom, William the Worm, Mousedog, and Kitty the cat. But suddenly everything gets turned upside down at home. Mom is emptying the closets and cupboards and packing things into boxes. The bookshelf turns into a pile of boards, and pretty soon Tommy’s bed has been taken apart, too. Tommy begins to grow anxious. ”Don’t worry. We’re moving to a new house, the whole family. You’ll get your very own room,” Mom says cheerfully, but Tommy isn’t reassured. 

BOOK XIII: Tommy and Apricot’s Milk 

Original title: Tomppa ja Taatelin maito | Published: 2010 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

When Tommy wakes up in the morning, he knows right away he’s in an unfamiliar place. He can hear strange noises from outside: a baby crying, a cow mooing and a big engine running. Tommy is visiting his cousins Gertie, Artie and Willie the baby.´The world looks very different at his cousins’ place compared to Tommy’s home in the city. You can see fields, cows, woods, a huge blue silo and on top of it all a real tractor chugging in the middle of the yard! The breakfast porridge tastes familiar, but the milk is different. It’s thick, yellow and sweet. “It’s our Apricot’s milk,” explains Gertie, and later Tommy gets to know Apricot the cow, along with her friends Rosemary, Marjoram and Thyme.

BOOK XII: Tommy in Wonderland

Original title: Tomppa ja kummaa | Published: 2009 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK XI: Tommy and the Cat’s Paws

Original title: Tomppa ja Kissantassut | Published: 2003 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK X: Tommy Is A Big Boy 

Original title: Tomppa on iso | Published: 2002 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK IX: Where Is Tommy?

Original title: Missä Tomppa ?| Published: 2000 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK VIII: Tommy’s Christmas 

Original title: Tompan joulu | Published: 1999 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK VII: Full Speed Ahead, Tommy

Original title: Tomppa vauhdissa | Published: 1998 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK VI: Tommy Goes Fishing

Original title: Tomppa kalastaa | Published: 1997 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK V: Tommy’s Better Day

Original title: Tompan parempi päivä | Published: 1996 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK IV: Tommy’s Night At Granny’s

Original title: Tomppa ja mummolan yö | Published: 1995 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK III: What Tommy Wants

Original title: Tomppa tahtoo | Published: 1994 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK II: Hello Tommy!

Original title: Terve Tomppa! | Published: 1994 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

BOOK I: Our Tommy

Original title: Meidän Tomppa | Published: 1993 | Publisher: Tammi | Pages: 32

Kristiina Louhi

Kristiina Louhi is an artist and an awarded graphic designer, illustrator and author. She has illustrated dozens of children’s books over the years including illustrations for the texts by Hannele Huovi, Hannu Mäkelä, Leena Laulajainen, Katri Tapola and Riitta Jalonen.

Kristiina Louhi’s Aino series has been published since 1984 and Tomppa series since 1993. Books illustrated by Kristiina Louhi have been published in over ten languages all around the world.


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