Onni picture books, aimed at kids aged two to six years old, present relatable adventures in the life of a little boy who is growing up with every new experience. A smash success in Finland, the books have also spurred greeting cards and advent calendars.
Praise for the Onni series:
“Onni books are rare in the sense that they can be enjoyed by both grown-ups and children. They also deal with the essential things in a child’s life.”
– Kirjavinkit (“Book Tips”) literature blog, Finland
“A firm favourite among preschool-aged children…Pelliccioni’s round-headed figures, characteristic of her style, are suitably simple. She manages to convey fine nuances in their expressions and body language.”
– Books from Finland literary journal
Sanna Pelliccioni (b. 1976) is an illustrator, graphic designer and author. Originally trained as a biologist, she wrote and illustrated her first book when she became a mother. This book turned into the popular Onni series, of which nine entries have been published to date. Pelliccioni is also the co-owner of Bombotti, a stationary and design firm, and a board member at IBBY Finland (International Board on Books for Young People).
Original publisher: FINLAND, Minerva
CHINA, China Citic Press
Swedish sample of Book 1
German sample of Books 1-2
Italian sample of Books 1-2