In this delightful story, a mouse named Hippu invites a homeless dog named Heppu to share the simple pleasures of everyday life. Hippu and Heppu—and some friendly mice—shop, eat, go for a walk, take baths, and go for a ride in the car! With its bold, graphic colors and cutout shapes, Hippu feels as fresh and contemporary today as it did on first publication in 1967. Written and illustrated by one of Finland’s most cherished artists and translated here for the first time in English, Hippu is destined to become a worldwide classic at last.
About the Author
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.