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PublisherPuffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Suitable for AgesBooks for Babies and Toddlers
Publication date2nd September 2010
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Moomin's Little Buggy Book
Part of the 'Moomin' Series
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
Classic Moomin characters enjoy a happy day out culminating with a lovely picnic in this charming board book version which can be taken everywhere attached to a buggy with a sturdy, bright red strap.
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SynopsisMoomin's Little Buggy Book by Tove Jansson
Attach Moomin's little buggy book to your buggy, cot or high chair and take the Moomins everywhere with you! Its tough board pages and detachable strap and clip make this little board book just right for little ones on the go. This is the latest addition to the stunning new range of preschool titles about the Moomin family and their friends.
About The Author
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.
In 1966 Tove Jansson was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal – an international award for the best children’s book of the year.
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:
‘It is so small you can walk around it in ten minutes. It is shaped like an atoll and surrounds a deep lake which in good weather makes a fine swimming pool, but in bad weather turns into a raging torrent surrounded by waterfalls. Then our boat has to be pulled right up to the house and tied to the veranda. We only have one tree, a rowan, which bloomed for the first time last summer. But we plant wild roses in the crevices, and potatoes. And we fish. We use rainwater for our coffee and driftwood for our fires. My favourite weather is fog, when the island seems to be afloat at the very end of the world in perfect silence and solitude. Only rarely does one hear the foghorns from the open sea where big ships go by for foreign countries.’
In this very special, beautiful and challenging environment Tove’s imagination and artistic talent flourished.
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