Button And Popper by Oili Tanninen

£10.95

Button & Popper tells the story of a family of pixies (mother, father and twelve children) who live in an apple tree. They enjoy its warmth and shelter, and eating apple pie all spring and summer long. But when autumn comes, the leaves begin to drop and the apple tree becomes a cold and wet place to live. Twin brothers Button and Popper decided they will find their family a new home, but when they trek into the city and start enquiring about an apartment with room for twelve children and their parents, people just laugh or politely excuse themselves.

Oili Tanninen is one of Finland’s most treasured creators of children’s literature.  She was born in 1933 in Sortavaia, Finland, and graduated from the Institute of Industrial Arts in 1953.  An artist and teacher in the arts, Tanninen and her family lived in Moscow, London and Washington before returning to Helsinki where she now lives.  She has received several major awards throughout her career including the Hans Christen Andersen Certificate of Honour (three times over), the Topelius Finnish Literature Prize, The Rudolf Koiru Award, the State Literature Award, Finland, and most recently, the Kieku Award for lifetime achievement in illustration.

Hardback: 32 pages.

19.3cm x 25.4cm.

Age: 3-5 Years.

ISBN: 9781849762663.