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Inspired by the browsing yesterday we sat down to look in our favorite books today. This one is called "Makkara piruetti",
and we love it even if we don´t understand a word (finnish) in it. Written by Reetta Niemelä and illustrated by Matti Pikkujämsä. Couldn´t find out if Matti has a home page, anybody know?






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39 comments:

irene said...

lovely!

Toril said...

Vilken underbar bok!

denitsa said...
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hannna said...

I haven't found a homepage for him. He's very popular in all kinds of magazines, a bit too much maybe. But he's unvariably good!

Happy to hear the book is one of your favourites! I like the writings too, maybe someone could translate it in Sweden. It's translated into russian.

Amanda Nicole said...

Wow, gorgeousness. The images are so wintry and cozy!

.naa. said...

waw... it looks gorgeous!

seesaw designs said...

that book looks so adorable, especially the hand-drawn lettering and the colors. great find.

-angela

Fine Little Day said...

hannna, yes this is one of or big book treasures. Thank you once more for the good trade we did :)

seesaw designs, indeed! The hand lettering is splendid in this book.

trui chielens said...

this typo is really good!

Hege Evensen said...

This book looks fantastic, great illustrations. Love the way you present it in your blog:) Looks like you had a good time together reading it... Have a nice evening!

denitsa said...

Thanks for visiting my place again.
You make my days...;)

Jenea said...

Woww! I have seen there- on the last photo is wrriten in russian- in my language!!! You saw it- Всем классно!!! I am very surprised!!! Yohohoooo!

heli said...

i like matti pikkujämsä a lot. makkarapiruetti is one of my all-time favourites - the simple red-blue-whiteness is stunning. reetta niemelä is also great. i wish someone translated makkarapiruetti so you could read it too.

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

the illustrations (and typography) are beautiful in this book. I can see why you'd like it without being able to read it.

ieva jansone said...

oh, i love this book already from what you showed here!! i like the title as well - although i do not understand finnish. i guess it says "raindeers pirouettes" ;)
i love childrens books, too, i mean, the ones like this.. maybe it's time to post one of my favourites again ;)

Lovely World said...

Who wouldn't like an ice skating moose!?

la casita said...

Great book,I like the title (in finnish) as well.

emma said...

shiiitfin! påminner lite om björn rune lie??

Fine Little Day said...

emma, det finns likheter helt klart.

marie said...

looks really great! sometimes understanding isn't that important. you can make your own story :)

jenna said...

oi, i was so surprised to see finnish here! really a nice book. a friend of mine is named reetta niemelä, but i don't think she's that reetta. :) if you want ever, i could translate some of it!

Fine Little Day said...

Oh you´re sweet Jenna :) I wonder what the title means to begin with?

caramela said...

Really attractive and fun-I see why its a favourite-
Annamaria :)

Make it Easy said...

nice to see all your new posts in the beggining of the year! happy new years!

mieke willems said...

remember this one, i think you showed it here before long time ago! it looks very nice,would like to have it in my hands!

Liivia said...

I LOVE the drawing of Matti Pikkujämsä!

Julie Hendriks said...

I like the way he draws in (i think) acryllics. Maybe the computer is more now in the background for illustrators now...

La sirène said...

Very nice, but very very very nice*

Natascha Rosenberg said...

This book looks amazing! Love the characters.

Maiku said...

The name translates as Pirouette of sausage. I haven't read the book, but was thinking it might be something to do with the skating figures - we used to call one figure as makkara (sausage) when kids.

Couldn't find website either.

teddybearswednesday said...

Gorgeous! I know what you mean some of my favourite books aren't in English and can't understand them.

Lisa said...

what a great looking book

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's a sausage piroutte in English, korv.. någåt.. på svenska.
That looks a lovely book! I could translate it too, if someone is really into reading it. I'm studying English (and Swe.) in Finland, so this is an issue that really fascinates me, translating!
-elsa-

Fine Little Day said...

Elsa, thank you. I just had it translated for me it´s a great little story and the title is just like you said "sausage pirouette" or korvpiruett :)

Flora said...

the illustrations look wonderful.
About the planes wallpaper: funny, I thought of you when posting them! I have a few more for later.
Have a great week and a great year!

teresa murfin said...

Wow, that book looks great!! Think it would be one of my favourites too, I'll have to try and get hold of a copy!

Minna said...

You can find moore of theese Matti Pikkujämsä books in www.adlibris.com

Fine Little Day said...

Thanks Minna!

Tuittu said...

Greetings from Finland :)

Makkarapiruetti is really funny nonsense book and I love the pictures too!