CupOfTherapy #2: Self-Care Every Day sold to Portugal!

We are thrilled to let you know that the Portuguese rights for CupOfTherapy #2: Self-Care Every Day (a.k.a. Together Through the Hours) by Antti Ervasti and Matti Pikkujämsä, have been acquired by Bertrand Editora! The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Bertrand Editora is part of the BertrandCírculo group which includes Bertrand, the oldest and biggest bookstore chain in Portugal. Bertrand Editora has published works from authors such as Stephen King, Danielle Steel, Colm Tóibín, Colleen McCullough, Anne Applebaum, Rutger Bregman, Antony Beevor, Mary Beard, etc.

The CupOfTherapy series is an easily accessible selfcare series that features expert advice from psychotherapist Antti Ervasti on how to deal with common struggles and experiences, complemented by comforting and humorous illustrations by Matti Pikkujämsä.

Rights for the internationally bestselling CupOfTherapy series have so far been sold to more than 20 territories, but rights are still available in, e.g., Italy, Spain, Sweden, France, Turkey, the Netherlands…

Download the English PDF for CUPOFTHERAPY #2: Self-Care Everyday here!

CupOfTherapy Series

Antti Ervasti, illustrated by Matti Pikkujämsä

Internationally bestselling and easily approachable and comforting selfcare with a visual approach – created by an experienced Finnish psychotherapist and an award-winning illustrator

The CupOfTherapy books are the results of Antti’s and Matti’s cooperation combining psychotherapeutic expertise and the artist’s talent to capture human experience and put it on paper. They discuss daily events, topical phenomena and their own experiences together and Matti sketches animal figures simultaneously. The topics and the reflection of their discussions are interactively and lovingly refined into CupOfTherapy illustrations.

Finnish psychotherapy professional Antti Ervasti is on a mission to make mental health visible, shining a light on everyday challenges, big and small, through the charming, imperfect and utterly relatable animal figures of Matti Pikkujämsä’s illustrations.

“Warmth and humour are often the best antidotes when trying to silence the inner critic.”
– Helena Aatsinki, psychotherapist

CUPOFTHERAPY #3 – MOMENTS BY MYSELF
YKSI NÄISTÄ HETKISTÄ
Gummerus, 2021, 223 pp.

CUPOFTHERAPY #2 – SELF-CARE EVERY DAY
TUNTI TUNNILTA TUNTIEN
Gummerus, 2020, 223 pp.

CUPOFTHERAPY #1
TILKKANEN TERAPIAA
Otava, 2017, 112 pp.

READING MATERIALS
English editions
Finnish editions

RIGHTS SOLD:
FINLAND: Otava & Gummerus (orig.)
CHINA: Feel Tianjin
CZECHIA: Euromedia (Book #2)
GERMANY & AUSTRIA & SWITZERLAND: Kunstmann (Book #1 & Book #2)
GREECE: Dioptra (Book #1 & Book #2)
HONG KONG & TAIWAN: Popular
ITALY: Pon Pon Edizioni (Book #2)
JAPAN: Muji & Shokakukan (Book #1 & Book #2)
KOREA: Haksan
LATVIA: Zvaigzne (Book #2)
POLAND: Znak (Book #1)
PORTUGAL: Bertrand
UK & AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: Quercus (Hachette Group) (Book #2)

About author


Antti Ervasti

Antti Ervasti is a psychotherapist specialising in family, couples and sexual therapy. He  also gives lectures and addresses several sexuality related issues such as identity, relationships and  well-being in his workshops and lectures.

About author


Matti Pikkujämsä

Matti Pikkujämsä has created illustrations for nearly a dozen children’s books as well as several national magazines and newspapers in Finland. His visual language is defined by clear lines, stylized and expressive characters and bold colours. Among his accolades has been the 2012 Rudolf Koivu Prize, a biennial award given by the Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland to an outstanding children’s or YA book illustration.

Wonky Donkey (Hipinäaasi apinahiisi, Tammi 2013), which Pikkujämsä created together with author Ville Hytönen, 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.

Wheezy Donkey and Wonky Monkey nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize 2013

HipinäaasiKANSI176.inddWe are thrilled to announce that Wheezy Donkey and Wonky Monkey (Hipinäaasi apinahiisi, Tammi 2013) written by Ville Hytönen and illustrated by Matti Pikkujämsä is nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize 2013.

Wheezy Donkey and Wonky Monkey is a tale of two lonely animals who are both somehow different. The small donkey with bad lungs says ’hee, hee’ and the large, clumsy monkey goes ’hssh, hssh’ when it hobbles around. The other animals in the forest make fun of their peculiarities, as animals sometimes tend to. ‘Wheezy donkey, wonky monkey’ they call out to the unhappy puffing donkey and the monkey shuffling along feeling sorry for himself, making them feel lonelier than ever. But then one day, the donkey and the monkey meet and everything changes. 

A warm-hearted story about friendship, Ville Hytönen’s second children’s book explores the way we are all different and, because of that, also alike. The book introduces the reader to a menagerie of colourful characters that come to life in Matti Pikkujämsä’s illustrations. This gently anarchistic and wise tale about friendship has a message: we are all different – and therefore similar.

The Finlandia Junior Prize is an annual award worth 30.000 EUR, given to the most outstanding Finnish children’s book.

Please ask the Agency for reading copies!

About author


Matti Pikkujämsä

Matti Pikkujämsä has created illustrations for nearly a dozen children’s books as well as several national magazines and newspapers in Finland. His visual language is defined by clear lines, stylized and expressive characters and bold colours. Among his accolades has been the 2012 Rudolf Koivu Prize, a biennial award given by the Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland to an outstanding children’s or YA book illustration.

Wonky Donkey (Hipinäaasi apinahiisi, Tammi 2013), which Pikkujämsä created together with author Ville Hytönen, 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.

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.