Winter in Bug Forest

Ville Hytönen

Original title: Ötökkämaan talvi

Author: Ville Hytönen

Published: 2018

Publisher: Tammi

Genre: Picture Books (0-3 Years)

Pages: 48

Reading material:

English synopsis
Finnish edition

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.

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

About author

Ville Hytönen

Ville Hytönen (b. 1982) is a poet, children’s book writer, bookshop owner, columnist and publishing director at Savukeidas Publishing, which he founded at the age of 19. He lives in Tallinn, Estonia. Hytönen’s poems have been translated into 16 languages. In 2010 he received the Sammon Tekijät Award for new thinking, creativity and innovation. Awarded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the prize is worth 50,000 euros.

Wonky Donkey (Hipinäaasi apinahiisi, Tammi 2013), which Hytönen created together with illustrator Matti Pikkujämsä, was nominated for the prestigious 2013 Finlandia Junior Prize that honours the year’s best children’s book. Wonky Donkey was also named one of 2013’s three most beautiful Finnish children’s books by the Finnish Book Art Committee.


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Winter in Bug Forest

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