Dutch rights of Mo-ko-ma-ki by Satu Kontinen sold!

1-4mokomakinewsSatu Kontinen’s quirky and visual Mo-ko-ma-kibooks have been sold in the Netherlands to NBD Biblion! The Mo-ko-ma-ki series, aimed at readers aged two and older, stars ten little animals who tend to find themselves in mild trouble. Readers are invited, for example, to reunite baby animals with their mothers or spot the culprit who stole a bird’s tail feather. Packed with fun visual clues and details, the series celebrates discovery and imagination.

“We are thrilled to introduce Mo-ko-ma-ki to the Dutch and Flemish readers and are sure they will love this series. We believe it’s a perfect combination of fun and education!” – Anne-Marie van der Poel, Editor-in-Chief, NBD Biblion, the Netherlands

Book 1: Mo-ko-ma-ki!
Mo-ko-ma-ki lost their little ones. Where could they be?
Book 2: Mo-ko-ma-ki! Paint It!
A puzzle and doodle book in the inimitable Mokomaki style.
Book 3: Mo-ko-ma-ki! Who Was It?
Can you figure out which one of the Mokomakis has played a trick on the others?
Book 4: Mo-ko-ma-ki! What A Feeling!
Can you tell what feelings are the Mokomakis experiencing?
Book 5 & Book 6 coming up soon!

Original publisher: FINLAND, Myllylahti
CHINA, Bei Jing Northark Culture Media
FRANCE, Sarbacane (Book 1)
TAIWAN, Grimm Press (Book 1)

Full English texts of books 1-4
Finnish editions of books 1-4

Contact the agency for reading materials:info@ahlbackagency.com

About author

Satu Kontinen

Satu Kontinen is a graphic designer and illustrator obsessed with flowers. She is known for her detailed ink works as well as creating quirky creatures and imaginary worlds that spark the imagination of kids and adults alike. She has been awarded for designing and illustrating one of the most beautiful books/book covers in Finland (_Vuoden kaunein kirja_ by the Finnish Book Art Committee) in 2008, 2015, 2016 and in 2018. In 2004 she was nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize and in 2017 she was one of the top 10 finalists in the prestigious Rudolf Koivu illustration awards. In 2020 she was given a Merit Award in the Three x Three International Illustration Awards.

In her free time Satu enjoys designing floral fabrics and writing children's and YA fiction in secrecy. Maybe some day she will show them to a publisher.