When You Are Tiny

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FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

Original title: Kun on oikein pieni

Author: Hannele Huovi

Published: 2010

Publisher: Tammi

Genre: Picture Books (0-3 Years)

Pages: 112

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When you are tiny,
you can fly on a feather,
or sleep under heather,
when you are tiny.

This baby book by two popular authors provides for a wonderful record of a childhood, and will amount to a treasure trove that will be a source of pleasure for life. It is a tender and beautiful gift book for babies and their parents; an empowering book for both.

Hannele Huovi

Hannele Huovi (born 1949) is an acclaimed Finnish author who wrote her first children’s radio play while studying for her university degree. In addition to being known as a versatile creator of children’s and juvenile literature, she also writes poetry and prose for adults.

Huovi has received several awards and nominations for her work; among these is the Topelius Prize for the best Finnish youth novel in 2002 (for The Feather Chain), a Finlandia Junior nomination in 2011 (for The Giant Girl and her Tiny Friend), and a nomination for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

During her career Hannele Huovi has collaborated with a variety of illustrators and artists, namely with Kristiina Louhi (Jättityttö ja Pirhonen) and Jukka Lemmetty (Urpo ja Turpo). Hannele Huovi is also an accomplished translator into the Finnish language, having translated more than 50 children’s books.


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