Moomin's Little Book of Numbers by Tove Jansson

Moomin's Little Book of Numbers

Written by Tove Jansson
Part of the Moomin Series

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One Moomin, two trees… this wonderful counting board book in the most gorgeous colours shows Moomin enjoying and counting flowers, butterflies and then… stars! A real treat.

Katy Guest, literary editor for The Independent on Sunday on the Moomin books: "A fantasy series for small children that introduces bigger ones to ideas of adventure, dealing with fear, understanding character and tolerating difference."


Moomin's Little Book of Numbers by Tove Jansson

One Moomin, two trees, three umbrellas, four clouds ...Count along with Moomintroll all the way from one to ten, and beyond. A companion volume to Moomin's Little Book of Words , this chunky little board book is just right for little hands and early learning - and there's plenty of Moomin magic along the way.

About the Author

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914 – 2001), was born in 1914 in Helingsfors, Finland. Her mother was a charicaturist and the designer of many of Finland’s stamps, and her father was a sculptor. Tove studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France and later worked as a book illustrator, a designer and strip cartoonist, as well as being involved in theatre décor and making frescoes in public places. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, to tease her little brother by drawing the ugliest creature she could think of. Moomin developed a nicer snout and character and in 1939 he became a character in a children’s story. The Finn Family Moomingtroll has been a hugely successful book, translated into many languages – many other Moomin stories followed.

Most of the books were written on a small island in the Gulf of Finland where Tove, her mother and brother were the only inhabitants. Later Tove continued to live alone on the island - It takes an hour to row to the nearest island. Some years ago she wrote of the island:

In this very special, beautiful and challenging environment Tove’s imagination and artistic talent flourished.

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Book Info


Board book
16 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st July 2010




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