Little Mouse Helps Out

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)


CHINA: Beijing Yuntu Hongya Technology Co., Ltd

ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat AS

FRANCE: Cambourakis

GERMANY: Cross Cult

ITALY: Sinnos

NEPAL: Kathalaya Inc.


ROMANIA: Editura Paralela 45

RUSSIA: Strecoza

SLOVAKIA: Fortuna Libri

SWEDEN: Epix Bokförlag

Original title: Pikku hiiri saa vieraan

Author: Riikka Jäntti

Published: 2016

Publisher: Tammi

Genre: Picture Books (0-3 Years)

Pages: 48

Part of a series: Little Mouse series

Reading material

English edition

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Little Mouse series – Book 2

Having grown up a bit now, Little Mouse insists on doing everything on his own, from cleaning and baking to opening the door. It gets a little messy sometimes, but it doesn’t matter! Little Mouse’s friend Lyly comes over to play during the weekend. They build a little house and they play happily until they get into a quarrel over toys. Luckily, mom has a good solution.


“Delightful … Ideal for ages 1-4, Little Mouse Helps Out again features Jantti’s evocative retro ink and watercolour illustrations and a straightforward English translation just perfect for storytime.” – West Australian

”But the real charm of this book lies in the delightful expressiveness of Jäntti’s illustrations, with each cheeky grin or sulky pout bringing Little Mouse to life for young and old.” – Buzzwords magazine

”The book is perfectly suited for preschool children (from 1 to 4 years), richly illustrated in watercolours to keep the little little ones entertained and interested. It’s a book that children with a growing sense of independence easily can relate to. And as a rather eventful tale with a very happy and calm ending (spoiler alert…) – we think ‘Little Mouse Helps Out’ makes the perfect bedtime story.” – Little Scandinavian blog

”[The] retro ink and watercolour images give the story a classic feel.” – The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Reading Time website

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Riikka Jäntti

Riikka Jäntti, a 2003 graduate of University of Industrial Art of Helsinki, 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 publishers in 16 territories, including Australia, Nepal, and China!

In her illustrations, she uses pen and ink as well as watercolor and gouache. In 2009 Jäntti won the first-ever Tieto-Lauri, an award for children’s and juvenile non-fiction, for her illustrations in Viidakkotanssi (Jungle Dance). The book was written by Markku Löytönen about the explorer Rafael Karsten in Ecuador.


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