Onni’s Recycling Book by Sanna Pelliccioni sold to Korea!

We are happy to announce the Korean deal for Onni’s Recycling Book by Sanna Pelliccioni: the rights have been sold to Samsung Publishing!  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.

“Onni series shows that very ordinary life can be a new, exciting and rewarding adventure for children. We are honored to publish a Korean translation of Onni’s Recycling Book, which is full of bright and positive energy.” – Hyun Sun Park, children’s book editor, Samsung Publishing, Korea

Click here for English reading materials of the Onni series!

About Onni’s Recycling Book:
When he eats breakfast with his parents, Onni knows how all the leftover food is split into different waste containers. Later, while taking the garbage out with his dad, he sees his neighbour taking out old cardboard boxes. Onni’s dad has an idea to build a ship out of cardboard, and the whole family has fun getting creative. Later the neighbours gather at a yard sale where every item has its own story.

“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

Reading materials:
Finnish editions
English manuscripts of books 1-3
English synopses of books 1-10

Onni series:
BOOK I: Onni’s Busy Day
BOOK II: Onni’s Grand Journey
BOOK III: Onni’s Recycling Book
BOOK IV: Big Brother Onni
BOOK V: Onni Goes To Preschool
BOOK VI: Onni and the Scary Monster
BOOK VII: Onni Makes a New Friend
BOOK VIII: Onni Wants It All
BOOK IX: Onni Goes To Grandma’s House
BOOK X: Onni Likes To Play

Rights sold:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Minerva
CHINA, China Citic Press
KOREA, Samsung Publishing

About author

Sanna Pelliccioni

Sanna Pelliccioni is a Finnish illustrator, graphic designer and children’s author living in Helsinki with her Finnish-Italian family. An awarded illustrator, Pelliccioni has been e.g. honoured with being the only Finn named on the IBBY honour list 2022. Pelliccioni utilizes many different techniques in her illustrations, some of her favourites are collage and mixed techniques. She studied Arts and Illustration in Bologna and Macerata, Italy, and Graphic Design at the Pekka Halonen Institute in Finland.

She loves illustrating picture books and poems and making graphic design for book covers and her own books. She also writes for children and young people and concerning the themes of books she’s especially interested in equality, indigenous people, myths and taboos, forest and nature. Pelliccioni is mostly known for her Onni-poika picture book series which started in 2007 and contains 15 books so far.

​Pelliccioni collaborates with authors writing for children and young people and works with many Finnish editors. Some of her books have been translated to Chinese, Korean, Arabic, English and Swedish, Turkish and Estonian.