The Little Book of Bad Moods widely featured in Finland’s biggest daily newspaper

The Little Book of Bad Moods by Lotta Sonninen and illustrator Piia Aho has taken the world by a storm! It has been sold to 31 territories, and the sequel, The Little Book of Bad Moods for Mothersis out in Finland this week  – right in time for Mother’s Day.
Rights to the Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods have already been sold to Germany / Droemer Kraur!

The international hype has been noticed by Helsingin Sanomat, the biggest paper in Finland, and they made a wide feature of Lotta Sonninen and her two Bad Moods books.

The Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods was complimented for how it breaks the idea of motherhood being only blissful and how you are never allowed to say anything bad about your own children. The book helps you acknowledge that mothers can have bad days too – and that you can laugh at your own crankiness later!

Read here (in Finnish): Helsingin Sanomat newspaper on Lotta Sonninen and the Little Book of Bad Moods

Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods:
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.







Rights sold: The Mother’s Little Book of Bad Moods

FINLAND: Otava (Orig.)
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur


Rights sold: The Little Book of Bad Moods

FINLAND: Otava (Orig.)
BRAZIL: Globo Livros
CHINA: Citic Press
CROATIA: Stilus knjiga
CZECH: Euromedia
DENMARK: Modtryk
ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
FRANCE: Le Livre de Poche
GERMANY: Droemer Knaur
HUNGARY: Partvonal
ICELAND: Forlagid
INDONESIA: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ISRAEL: Kinneret-Zmora
ITALY: DeA Planeta Libri
JAPAN: President Sha
LATVIA: Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA: Baltos Lankos
NORWAY: Vigmostad & Bjorke
POLAND: Zysk i S-ka
RUSSIA: Bombora (Eksmo)
SERBIA: Vulkan
SPAIN: Plaza & Janés/PRH
SWEDEN: HarperCollins Nordic
TAIWAN: China Times
UKRAINE: Vivat Publishing
UNITED STATES: Gallery Books/S&S

About author

Lotta Sonninen

Lotta Sonninen works as an executive editor of nonfiction. She has also taught creative writing and translated many books into Finnish. She got the idea for The Little Book of Bad Moods when working on yet another book on positivity. She secretly thinks that bad moods are good for you.

About author

Piia Aho

Piia Aho is a Helsinki-based AD and graphic designer with a great love for book design. She always makes an effort to find the perfect visual tone for each book – whether it is toned down or crazy wild or anything in between. The little books of bad mood are her getaway from serious stuff.