Little Mouse Goes on a Cruise

Adorable bestselling picture book series about a little mouse and its everyday adventures.

✓  Rights for the series sold in 21 territories!

The Little Mouse series is an international bestseller with rights sold in over 20 territories. The stories focus on the toddler Little Mouse, who lives with Mummy Mouse and has fun and exciting adventures, whether they go camping, playing in the park, or cleaning up the house in preparation for guests. The lovely illustrations and familiar scenarios make the series relatable for children.

Book  #10:

Little Mouse is excited, for it’s his first trip abroad! Little Mouse packs his backpack, sets off to the port with Mummy Mouse and aunt Lizzie, and walks through a big pipe to get on board. Even though everything on the cruise ship is big, the cabin is surprisingly small. How will it feel to sleep when the waves lull the boat?

On the other shore there’s a rainy but beautiful city which is fun to explore. But what kind of experiences will the journey home bring?

Also available:

# 1: Little Mouse

# 2: Little Mouse Helps Out

# 3: Little Mouse’s Christmas

# 4: Little Mouse’s Holiday

# 5: Little Mouse’s Winter

# 6: Little Mouse’s Summer

# 7: Little Mouse’s Goes Camping

# 8: Little Mouse and the Birthday Present

#9: Little Mouse Welcomes Spring

And for some mousified fairy tales, check out: Little Mouse’s Fables


The Secret Ones

Unleash your creativity and discover the creatures who live right next to you in secret! This delightful picture book invites young readers to look at ordinary homes with new eyes.

✓ Encourages imaginary play & playful interactions between parents and children

✓ Tuutikki Tolonen is an Arvid Lydecken award-winning author whose Monster Nanny series has been sold into 37 territories!

✓ Anne Vasko is the recipient of the Rudolf Koivu illustration award 2010 and has been nominated for the Finlandia Junior 2010 and for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2017 & 2021). Her books have been sold to over 20 languages.

This charming picture book invites its readers to play a game: could there be secret creatures, living side by side with humans in ordinary homes? They leave signs to those who know where and how to look.

Why are there crumbs on the kitchen floor? Perhaps you have a crumbscraper living with you! The creature itself is so shy, you can rarely see it. How about the holes in your socks; did you know they might be the result of a lintbug? And when the remote control is lost again, maybe the amnesianos have stolen it.


The Duck Who Was Afraid of Eagles

Rotka, the ski jumping Eagle, just wants to bully others. What should the other birds do? A picture book about real courage.

The life of the Duck and other birds in the Joyful House is as soft and sweet as dessert dough. Until, one Wednesday, some eagles start building a ski jumping tower next to them.

First the eagles jump towards the House, then they come to the yard to bully the bird friends, and on Saturday they are already moving into the house!

What should the Duck do if he is too scared to stay, but also too scared to leave?

Independent sequel to the Nordic Council Award nominated picture book The Duck Who Was Afraid to Fly.


The Vole and the Moon

A charmingly sweet picture book about the beauty of living in the moment. Mila Teräs’ enchanting prose is accompanied by Nora Surojegin’s gentle illustrations.

Millie the vole has a strange feeling. She is preparing for the upcoming winter well in advance. However, she feels like she has forgotten something. She is so busy planning and doing things that there is no time to go to watch the Moon and celebrate with other animals. When Millie decides to look up to the sky, she has to stop and stare.

The book tells of how important it is to stop: instead of the constant hurry and overachieving, it is important to pause and just exist without feeling guilty. At the same time, the book highlights what a wonder and secret life really is.


Stella

“VOFF! VOFF! GRR-VOFF!

“Please Stella, stop barking!” her father says in a stern way.

Everyone gets up from the bed and looks. No strange dogs. No balls. Not even a small berry or a strand of beard.

But through the window, Stella sees the neighbour’s car going away.

“Do you hear car, get out of the yard!” Dad says, leading everyone back to bed.”

A father tries to put his child to bed, but keeps getting interrupted by Stella the dog, who starts barking hysterically. Something unexpected always happens, and the reader is treated to Stella’s lively imaginations: it may be a door opening or a car driving by, but Stella is strongly convinced it’s Grandma coming to give her food, or that squirrels have built a nest in the toaster.

Anyone who has ever tried to bring a child to bed knows how cozy yet fragile the situation is. It requires the right amount of patience and determination. The right bedtime story can be the key to a successful, quiet night.

There is a warm feeling, playful rhymes and an unusual mix of familiar ordinariness and fantastic antics. Clear recognition for anyone trying to combine cozy moments with a pet!

Stella is a book you can read again and again, night after night.


The Fox and Silence

Once upon a time there was a fox the colour of a copper pot. He had very long and sensitive ears. Loud noises keep hurting the fox’s ears. It had to dig deeper and deeper into his den to get to rest his ears. Where does the fox find silence? How would the other creatures in the forest understand that the silence is like a hammock, where one can safely fall asleep?

This beautiful story discusses sensibility and the need for silence. The touching text by award-winning poet and children’s author Reetta Niemelä is paired with charming illustrations by textile artist Eri Shimatsuka. The Fox and Silence is Eri’s debut children’s book.

“The book plays in an interactive way with the reader. The narrator speaks directly with the reader and comments on the mistakes of their narration. The reader is also invited to try using their little fingers as earplugs and to write to the fox about a place where one can find silence. [–] The smooth surfaces, twisting burrows of the animals and hefty tree trunks radiate the peace of a forest.”
Marianna Lammi in Kuvittaja Magazine


Who Nose?

A humorous and magical series about the adventures of a young witch girl, written by Satu Varjonen with gleeful illustrations by Mari Luoma!

A heart-warming story about accepting differences and loving oneself!

Thelma, the little witch girl, starts school and ends up literally nose to nose with the popular girl, Ornelia. However, the extraordinary witch girl doesn’t get startled easily and decides to give it her all to fit in.

After a bunch of mishaps, Thelma realizes that instead of trying to please everybody, it is best to be yourself!


An Egg-cellent Surprise!

A humorous and magical series about the adventures of a young witch girl, written by Satu Varjonen with gleeful illustrations by Mari Luoma!

The sweet witch, Thelma, tries her hardest to make things good. But magic is one of those things that sometimes leads to quite unexpected things.

Thelma’s house is as busy as ever. The spring cleaning must be done, guests are coming and The Great Egg Hunt with its tantalizing prizes is about to start on the mountain.

The easter traditions of witches and humans cause Thelma a headache, especially when her ghastly great-aunt, Grandma Myrtle and Thelma’s new friend Ornelia get entangled in them too. And magic doesn’t always go according to plan.


Where is Tommy?

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


What Tommy Wants

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Tommy’s Story Book

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The first Tommy book was published twenty years ago. To celebrate this, a new storybook is being published this year, which includes: Our Tommy; Tommy’s Night at Granny’s; Tommy and Apricot’s milk – and the brand-new story Tommy and Doctor Ear.


Tomppa ja mummolan yö

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Tommy’s New House

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

Tommy lives in a perfectly nice house with Dad, Mom, William the Worm, Mousedog, and Kitty the cat. But suddenly everything gets turned upside down at home. Mom is emptying the closets and cupboards and packing things into boxes. The bookshelf turns into a pile of boards, and pretty soon Tommy’s bed has been taken apart, too. Tommy begins to grow anxious. ”Don’t worry. We’re moving to a new house, the whole family. You’ll get your very own room,” Mom says cheerfully, but Tommy isn’t reassured.

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Tommy’s Christmas

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Tommy’s Better Day

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Tommy is a Big Boy

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Tommy in Wonderland

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Tommy Goes Fishing

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Tommy and the Cat’s Paws

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Tommy and Apricot’s Milk

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

When Tommy wakes up in the morning, he knows right away he’s in an unfamiliar place. He can hear strange noises from outside: a baby crying, a cow mooing and a big engine running. Tommy is visiting his cousins Gertie, Artie and Willie the baby.´The world looks very different at his cousins’ place compared to Tommy’s home in the city. You can see fields, cows, woods, a huge blue silo and on top of it all a real tractor chugging in the middle of the yard! The breakfast porridge tastes familiar, but the milk is different. It’s thick, yellow and sweet. “It’s our Apricot’s milk,” explains Gertie, and later Tommy gets to know Apricot the cow, along with her friends Rosemary, Marjoram and Thyme.

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Our Tommy

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Hello Tommy!

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Full Speed Ahead, Tommy

The beautiful Tommy book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

The adorable little boy Tommy and his development – from early baby days into  toddlerhood and beyond – is followed with vivid images and an engaging story. Tommy was first introduced to the public in the book Our Tommy in 1993, and the books have since gained a classic status amongst children’s books.


Annie

A classic children’s book series created by the award-winning illustrator and author Kristiina Louhi

Aino is a two-year-old girl who’s days are filled with all sorts of familiar, but fun things: putting clothes on, going outside, eating, going to the store, playing and building a sand castle. Before washing up it is important to do the ‘shower dance’ and on the feather islands one can taste the blue ice cream.


Little Mouse’s Summer

Book 6: Little Mouse’s Summer – coming in March 2020

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.

 


Rights sold:

FINLAND, Tammi (orig.)
ESTONIA, Rahva Raamat
FRANCE, Carbourakis
RUSSIA: Lenizdat


How to greet an Alien. Five Important Rules.

Sweet and funny picture book that teaches you how to meet Aliens — can be used with humans as well.

#aliens #awkwardness #shyness #fear #overcomingfears #howtotalktopeople #time #friendship

Space is huge and unknown, but perhaps somewhere there are real Aliens. One day they might come to visit the Earth, and there’s a chance that they land in your backyard. In that case it is good to know how to act.

This future classic will gently teach how to meet new people and act in new situations, things which are often difficult for all of us.


Alma’s Monster Party

A wonderful story about fears and conquering them by an award-winning illustrator.

#moving #newhome #ghosts #beingscared #beingbrave #partyplanning #monsters #wherethewildthingsare

Alma’s family has moved to a new house. It is big, and bleak, and far from the neighbors. Alma is certain that they aren’t alone: she sees shadows fleeing in the corners, and hears footsteps of the grokes.

Alma’s mother is a party planner, and that gives her an idea: She will throw a party for all the monsters and ghosts!


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.


Rights sold:

FINLAND, Tammi (orig.)
ESTONIA, Rahva Raamat
FRANCE, Carbourakis
RUSSIA: Lenizdat


Princess Rascal and the Potty Words

Princess Rascal is a spirited and resourceful little girl, like the kid sister of Pippi Longstocking.

BOOK 2: PRINCESS RASCAL AND THE POTTY WORDS
Princess Rascal starts pre-school. She’s nervous about her new mates and new teacher. Especially nervous she is about going to the toilet. When she uses toilet words in a completely wrong situation, she’s sure that she is the most embarrassing girl in the world. But a solution for the problem can be found in her secret treasure chest.


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
DENMARK: Gads forlag


Monster Tournament

Where the Wild Things Are meets Ugly Duckling and Pokémon!

 

Eren has decided to accept princess Rola’s challenge and take part in the Monster Tournament. He finds an egg and hopes that it will hatch into a mighty monster. But when Eren’s monster is finally revealed, it looks more like a baby penguin. Can Eren train it to be his tournament monster, and could it ever beat princess Rola’s Storm Snail? Pasi Pitkänen’s incredible adventure story is brought to life by his vivid illustations. In the spirit of Pokémon and Where the Wild Things Are it is also a story of an ugly duckling and bravery.


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
WORLD ARABIC: Ink Publishing
RUSSIA: D&A


Tommy and Kerttu the Bookworm

Tommy, dad, and Kerttu go to visit the new library! It is an exciting day: Tommy gets his very own library card – and ice cream at the café.


Tommy and the Baby

Tommy feels big and brave when he and his grandmother visit his mother in the hospital. But when Tommy sees his wrinkly baby sister for the first time, he suddenly wants to be mommy’s little boy again.


Tommy and Dr. Ear

Tommy’s ear hurts and it makes him cry. But the nice doctor gives him medicine, and then Doctor Tommy is ready to examine all of his toys!


Winter in Bug Forest

Winter in Bug Forest is freezing, but sometimes little bugs’ love lets it warm up a bit! After the beautiful summer, Mr. Douglas makes his round to chat with all the bugs in the forest. He wants to find out more about their winter plans: who will hibernate, who won’t? Will the little litterbugs Muck and Grime really visit a bathhouse with their aunt? And who is now the every-changing object of Lovejoy’s affection?

Winter In Bug Forest is an independent sequel to Tales from Bug Forest, including a warm and descriptive mix of poetry and prose, accompanied by gentle, unforgettable illustrations that bring the characters to life. The book includes 8 tales and 4 poems about the everyday life in Bug Forest.


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!


Rights sold:

FINLAND, Tammi (Original publisher)
AUSTRALIA, Scribble/Scribe
CHINA, Beijing Yuntu Tech
ESTONIA, Rahva Raamat
FRANCE, Carbourakis
NEPAL, Kathalaya
NEW ZEALAND, Scribble/Scribe
RUSSIA: Lenizdat
UK, Scribble/Scribe


Princess Rascal

Princess Rascal is a spirited and resourceful little girl, like the kid sister of Pippi Longstocking!

You would think that Rascal is a just a little girl, but she’s also a princess with many crowns for different purposes: one for Important Thoughts, one for Great Adventures, one for Peaceful Dreams. When Mom gets mad at her, she must find the right crown to calm Mom down.

Princess Rascal is a picture book about a little girl who knows her mind and has a heart of gold, though sometimes it’s difficult to know the right thing to do. The book has been praised for its accurate and hilarious depictions of everyday life in a toddler family: sometimes parents get tired, too.


Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
DENMARK: Gads forlag
LITHUANIA: Nieko rimto


The Duskspinner

The Duskspinner is about a tiny creature who weaves darkness. It’s an important job: after twilight falls the nocturnal creatures can start their shifts. But there’s someone who hates the Duskspinner: florist Keikander’s flowers need more light! Keikander decides to break the Duskspinner’s loom, but he doesn’t understand the consequences of his actions…


The Fox Who Painted the Sky

The Fox Who Painted the Sky is a story about a little fox who wants to find the most beautiful color in the world and paint the sky with it. The fox’s friends suggest their favorite colors; grass-green, snow-white and sea-blue, but the little fox has a solution to please everyone – did you ever wonder how the Northern Lights came to be?


Rights sold:
FINLAND: Karisto (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: K-A-V-K-A
GERMANY: Knesebeck Verlag


Grumblebelly Cat

In a barren land, when a little girl meets a gigantic cat that threatens to devour her, she makes it a smart offer. The girl leads the cat across the lands, looking for something to satiate its hunger before it eats her, but they encounter draught, destruction and people who have nothing to eat except their dreams. When the cat gobbles up the girl, she finds something in its belly, something that has made it so hungry…

The Grumblebelly Cat is a classical fairytale about a contemporary subject. The detailed, monochrome illustrations by Teemu Juhani add another layer in the story.


Rights sold:
FINLAND, Karisto (Orig. publisher)
GERMANY, Dressler/Oetinger


The Island of Lost Animals

Mathias takes his little sister Jenny to the circus for her birthday. Jenny adores lions; she has dressed up in a lion costume for the occasion and is invited in to the circus ring to pet a lion cub. Suddenly, a monstrous creature bursts through the roof of the circus tent, seizing the lion cub and Jenny!

Mathias and the lion cub’s dad set off on a rescue mission, far across the sea to a mysterious jungle island that is home to weird and wonderful creatures. But can Jenny and the lion cub be there too? And why are the island’s inhabitants so peculiar?

A captivating, vibrant adventure story with illustrations for young readers and fans of The Jungle Book, Tarzan and Where the Wild Things Are.

See trailer for the book here! (in Finnish)


Rights sold:
FINLAND (Original publisher), WSOY
CHINA, Hunan Juvenile and Children’s Publishing House
LITHUANIA: Aukso pieva


Little Brother’s Marvellous Expedition

The Countess and her Little Brother are about to embark on a big expedition into the rainforest in their back garden on a quest to track down the mythical Bogeyeribbon anaconda, a terribly dangerous giant snake. Equipped with harpoons and binoculars, the intrepid duo are ready for the jungle, where they encounter bloodthirsty swamp leopards, croaking frogs, goat traps and all sorts of other incredible things. The siblings are helped on their way by Little Brother’s matchbox-sized monkey, and a granny who lives in a house on stilts.

A skilfully-told humorous adventure story about siblinghood and adventures in one’s own back garden.


Little Mouse’s Christmas

Book III in the ‘Little Mouse’ series

Little Mouse has a long time to wait until Christmas! Luckily he has lots of things to do to get ready!
It’s almost Christmas and Little Mouse is looking forward to celebrating Christmas with Mummy Mouse and Grandpa and Grandma Mouse. But Christmas feels very far away and Little Mouse is very impatient!
Fortunately there are all kinds of things for Little Mouse to help with, like cooking gingerbread and choosing the right Christmas tree.

Rights sold:
FINLAND, Tammi (Original publisher)
UK & ANZ, Scribble/Scribe
CHINA, Beijing Yuntu Tech
DENMARK, ABC Forlag
ESTONIA, Rahva Raamat
FRANCE, Carbourakis
RUSSIA: Lenizdat


Captain Cody and the Big Dive

A rescue team embarks on a deep sea adventure.

One night, a gigantic whale appears in the harbor with an urgent message for Captain Cody: their mutual friend Tofu is in distress. Barrels of toxic waste have been found near Tofu’s deep-sea research center.

Captain Cody hurries to the rescue with his ship Lindy Hop. His friends Vince, James and Tautou, the monkey are also on their way. But the tricky rescue operation demands technically-advanced equipment. Will Tautou succeed in building an amphibian vehicle for their deep-sea operation? As the ingenious team prepares for their mission, crucial help arrives in the form of a new, heavyweight, friend.