This pleasingly straight-forward story tells of a mouse called Hippu who invites a homeless dog to share with him the simple pleasures of everyday life. Portrayed through bold, graphic colours and cut-out shapes Hippu feels as fresh and contemporary today as it did on first publication in 1967.
32 pages. 6" x 6" hardcover.
Oili Tanninen is one of Finland’s most treasured creators of children’s literature. Having written and illustrated over 20 children’s books, Tanninen became a household name in 1960s Finland when her beloved Nunnu books were made into an animated TV series. She has received several major awards throughout her career, including the Hans Christian Andersen Certificate of Honor (three times), the Topelius Finnish Literature Prize, the Rudolf Koiru Award, the Finland State Literature Award, and most recently, the Kieku Award for lifetime achievement in illustration.