We are very happy to announce that first 4 titles of the beloved LITTLE MOUSE series has sold now sold to Polish publisher Filia. Just last week the series sold to Italy! Publisher Sinnos bought the rights to the first two books.
The deal was closed by Toomas Aasmäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
Here’s what the Polish publisher said:
Full of realism and humor stories about feisty Littel Mouse and her Mother Mouse will be loved by polish readers.
Rikki Jantti create her characters with universality and tender mindfulness, which changes well known every-day reality into adventure both children and adults.
We are certain that Rikki Jantti, who led the short forms to mastery, will find her masses of fans in Poland.
– Natalia Szenrok-Brożyńska, Project manager, Filia, Poland
The wonderful series by Riikka Jäntti has been sold to 18 territories, but rights are still available in United States, Norway, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Hungary, etc.
LITTLE MOUSE SERIES
written and illustrated by Riikka Jäntti
A 7-book series about a little mouse living with a single mother mouse, acting as all little persons do – in the first book, it says NO to everything – to broccoli, getting dressed, washing teeth, sleeping. Other parts talk about Christmas, winter, having guests, having a holiday, summer vacation and going on an island.
NEW: Book 8: Little Mouse and the Birthday Present
At last, DING DONG! Little Mouse opens the front door for the birthday guests. Little Mouse receives delightful presents from his friends and then it is time to feast: the birthday cake and other desserts are to everyone’s taste. Games and quizzes are also a part of Little Mouse’s birthday. The next morning Little Mouse gets a present from his mother, butt ends up causing a surprising amount of trouble, especially to Mom!
Book 1: Little Mouse
A day in the life of a toddler is a busy one and Little Mouse’s is no exception. Between getting dressed, going to daycare, eating dinner, and splashing in puddles, Little Mouse has a lot to do … and a lot to say ‘no’ to!
Book 2: Little Mouse Helps Out
Little Mouse’s friend Pip is coming over to visit. But first, there are chores to do around the house, like cleaning, laundry and cooking lunch. Little Mouse is determined to help Mummy Mouse with all of them.
Book 3: Little Mouse’s Christmas
Christmas is coming and Little Mouse can’t wait for Christmas Eve. Luckily there are all kinds of wonderful preparations to be made, from cooking to choosing the Christmas tree.
Book 4: Little Mouse’s Holiday
Little Mouse and Mommy Mouse take the train together to the countryside to stay at their cottage on an island, pick berries, heat the sauna and cook sausages over a campfire under the starry skies. It’s a real treat for a little city mouse!
Book 5: Little Mouse’s Winter
Winter is here and Little Mouse enjoys playing outside. But his fun is interrupted by piano lessons. And why do all the other kids have
phones and lots of collectable toy figures? Luckily mom has lots of fun activities that will make him happy again.
Book 6: Little Mouse’s Summer
Summer holiday is full of fun: going to the amusement park, playing by the beach and visiting the art museum. Buying strawberries and ice cream, and going to the cinema when the weather is too hot. Little Mouse knows that one must enjoy the summer, because it doesn’t last forever.
Book 7: Little Mouse Goes Camping
One beautiful summer’s day, Little Mouse’s goes camping with mom.
Little Mouse helps their mother set up the tent, light the grill and prepare sausages and vegetables wrapped in foil. When it gets dark, Little Mouse listens to the sounds of the night in the tent. In the morning, they are both very hungry but luckily the island’s restaurant is open!
Download the English pdfs for the Little Mouse series here
The author Riikka Jäntti, a 2003 graduate of Helsinki’s School of Art and Design, now part of Aalto University, is a Helsinki-based illustrator and author who has created art for both nonfiction and fairy tale books for children. Her first children’s book was published in 2005. Jäntti is best known for the adorable Little Mouse series that has been sold to 13 territories, including Australia, Nepal, and China!
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
CHINA: Beijing Yuntu Tech
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
GERMANY: Cross Cult
PORTUGAL:Harper Collins Iberica
ROMANIA:Editura Paralela 45
SPAIN (Spanish):Harper Collins Iberica
SPAIN (Catalan):Harper Collins Iberica
SWEDEN: Epix Bokförlag AB