Dutch audio rights for MONSTER NANNY trilogy sold!

We are thrilled to announce that the Dutch audio rights to the MONSTER NANNY trilogy have been sold!

Danish digital publisher SAGA Egmont has acquired the Dutch audio rights to all three titles of the MONSTER NANNY trilogy – MONSTER NANNY, MONSTER ROUTE and MONSTER MESSAGE. The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

The wonderful series by Tuutikki Tolonen and illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen has 31 publishers around the world and a feature film in development by Scott Free Productions.

Rights are still available in Japan, Greece, Slovakia, Iceland, Croatia, Bulgaria etc.

Download the English materials for the Monster Nanny trilogy here!


”The upbeat tone, oddball details, and Pitkänen’s humorous b&w cartoons combine to create a strange but entertaining romp that will surprise readers at every turn.” – Publishers Weekly, USA

”The unflappable Halley, the resourceful Koby, and the self-possessed Mimi, inspired by her talking blue bathrobe, have the right stuff to be perfect fictional friends for a home-alone school holiday. The Hellman children’s monster, Grah, is far from a Mary Poppins, but in that honored tradition of children who find fantastic adventures just beyond the purview of parents, this one is right on target to enchant middle readers who dream of summer fun during these long winter nights.” – Books For Kids Blog, USA

written by Tuutikki Tolonen, illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen

Book 1: Monster Nanny
Mörkövahti. Tammi 2015, 300 pp.

The Hellman children must make do with a nanny while their mother is away at a spa. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster.

Grah is hairy, dusty, and doesn’t talk. When the siblings discover that other neighbourhood kids have been left with similar creatures, they start to wonder where the monsters came from. With the parents away, the kids work together (between bickering) to figure out the mystery of the monsters.

Book 2: Monster Route
Mörköreitti. Tammi 2016, 280 pp.

Mimi 6 years, has snuck into the monsters’ underground world after her monster friend Grah. She travels in their tunnels, led by the odd Gate Keeper. Back at home, Koby and Halley put their heads together and manage to get in touch with Mimi. But who is the mysterious and frightening ruler of the monster world?

Book 3: Monster Message
Mörköviesti, Tammi, March 2020, 250 pp.

Hellman kids face new troubles. Mom and Dad want to move into a bigger home on the other side of the city. Mimi’s talking bathrobe feels strangely shrunk, and drops hints of leaving. Monstrologist Runar Kalli is starting to act his age without his rejuvenating root potion – and he’s 122. Something must be done. When Mimi finds crumpled leaves with strange markings in her room, they look like messages from underground, but who’s delivering them and why? And why does the Gatekeeper of the underground world appear in their bathroom?

Rights sold for the MONSTER NANNY seires:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig. publisher)

AUSTRALIA: Allen & Unwin
BOSNIA: Šahinpašić
BRAZIL: DarkSide Books
CHINA: Beijing Children’s Publishing House
DENMARK: Turbine
ESTONIA: Tiritamm
FRANCE: Editions Robert Laffont
GERMANY: Carl Hanser Verlag
HUNGARY: Tessloff Babilon
ITALY: Salani/Mauri Spagnol
KOREA: Seosawon
LATVIA: Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA: Nieko Rimto
NETHERLANDS: Luitingh-Sijthoff
NEW ZEALAND: Allen & Unwin
NORWAY: Gyldendal Norsk
OCEANIA: Allen & Unwin
POLAND: Vesper
PORTUGAL: Asa Editiones/Leya
ROMANIA: Editura Univers SRL
RUSSIA: Rosman
SLOVENIA: Mladinska knjiga
SPAIN (Spanish): La Galera
SPAIN (Catalan): La Galera
SWEDEN: Rabén & Sjögren
TURKEY: SEV Redhouse Kidz
UKRAINE: School Publishing House
UNITED STATES: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
FILM RIGHTS: Scott Free Productions

About author

Tuutikki Tolonen

Tuutikki Tolonen is the author of several acclaimed children’s books, plays and academic articles. She teaches creative writing and has worked as an editor and reporter at Vinski, a Finnish literary magazine for children. For Monster Nanny she received the Arvid Lydecken award.  Her inspiration for the Monster Nanny trilogy sparked during a family breakfast. “My son Leo, then six, said: ‘I heard on the radio yesterday that all moms have to go on vacation and monsters will take their places,” she says.

Her other bestselling series is the Agnes-series, of which the first book "Agnes and the Garden of Dreams" was in 2021 nominated for the Arvid Lydecken Award, received an honorable mention for the Runeberg Junior Award, and won the Luku Varkaus Award. Tolonen tells that the inspiration for Agnes comes for her interest for weird and inexpicable tales, ghost stories and mysteries: "I wanted to write a book my daughter Aili, then nine, would like to read - not too long, not too scary, but very curious."


2024, Picture Books (0-3 Years)

The Secret Ones

Tuutikki Tolonen

2022, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Agnes and the Shadow in the Window

Tuutikki Tolonen

2021, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Agnes and the Mysterious Manor

Tuutikki Tolonen

2020, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Monster Message

Tuutikki Tolonen

2020, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Agnes and the Garden of Dreams

Tuutikki Tolonen

2016, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Monster Route

Tuutikki Tolonen

2015, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Monster Nanny

Tuutikki Tolonen