Tove Jansson’s original Moomin picture books are a must-read when it comes to children’s books, but there are also lots of lovely Moomin book adaptations for babies and toddlers. Scroll further to find the perfect Moomin book for your tiny bookworm!
In Puffin’s beautiful range of baby books, Tove Jansson’s much-loved world of the Moomins is brought to life for the littlest bookworms.
The 123 Tummy Time book is the perfect way to introduce babies to their very first numbers! Each page of the beautiful fold-out concertina board book has been designed to help stimulate a baby’s developing eyesight. Prop it up during tummy time and introduce the baby to Moomins and numbers!
Moomin Baby: Buzzy Book is a soft-and-squishy, bright-and-buzzy cloth buggy book – pull the tag and feel it jiggle! With its tactile squishy spine, soft cloth pages and jitter mechanism, the format has been developed to boost a baby’s motor skills.
Books for toddlers
With simple rhyming text, chunky pages for little hands and sturdy interactive mechanisms, this charming book is the perfect introduction for toddlers to the wonderful world of Moominvalley. The reader can push, pull and slide the tabs in this magical Moomin book and make all their favourite characters come to life!
Moomintroll and his friends have heard of the legend of the Ocean’s Song – held inside a shell, which only its finder can hear. Snufkin takes them to the Island of the Hattifatteners but the friends have to turn back to escape a thunderstorm! Will they find the Ocean’s Song, and get home in one piece?
The reader gets to join Moomintroll and his friends on a most magical adventure to the Island of the Hattifatteners as they seek the Ocean’s Song in this beautiful picture book.
Books for preschoolers
Stories From Moominvalley is a beautiful collection of three classic Moomin stories, based on Tove Jansson’s original works.
Moomin lovers of all ages will delight at the stunning artwork that accompanies the lively, witty writing, and become fully immersed in the beautiful Moominvalley. Sensitively adapted for a younger audience by Alex Haridi and Cecilia Davidsson, Stories From Moominvalley is both perfect as a gift and is a must-have for fans of Tove Jansson’s enchanting world.
Tove Jansson’s The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My is a children’s book classic, with which she made her international breakthrough as a picture book author.
In the book, Moomintroll is taking milk back home to his mother, Moominmamma, when he meets The Mymble who is searching for her missing sister. Together the pair go looking for her and encounter many of the characters in Moominvalley.
How does one go about adapting books that are as well-known and loved as Tove Jansson’s Moomin-stories? We talked to two of…
Curious about the first Moomin picture book? Watch our short documentary about the Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My.
Published today, the first storybook in a completely new beautifully illustrated “Moominvalley” range is called “Adventures in Moominvalley”.