Etana — the snail — carries always its home with it. And so do children too, when they carry their favourite picturebook under their arm.

— Jenni & Réka, Etana Editions

Foreign Rights Catalogue 2022

In the past seven years, Etana Editions has published over 60 books and held dozens of design and storytelling workshops for children. Etana Editions has received numerous awards in Finland and internationally, among them the prestigious nominations for ALMA Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 and BOP Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year 2018. The same year, Etana Editions was honoured with the Onnimanni Prize by the Institute of Children’s Literature for its courage and vision for promoting picture books in Finland. In autumn 2020 Etana Editions received State Prize for Children’s Culture 2020.

From the award statement of the State Prize for Children’s Culture:

"Etana Editions represents a new, author-driven way of publishing of children’s picture books in Finland. In a short time, it has been able to create a completely new generation of Finnish children’s books and has survived the challenging commercial pressures in the industry. The publishing house’s activities are valuable from the point of view of the Finnish children’s picture book and children’s culture: the publication of artistically outstanding picture books in Finland and their internationalization strengthen the expertise and development of the entire field in Finland. The awarding of Etana Editions is a recognition of the unique, content-driven and high-quality children’s picture book of a small language area and the work of two dedicated professionals who are passionate about their cause."

Etana Editions is represented worldwide by Koja Agency.

NEW TITLES

Pop and the Colourful Numbers

Pop the Bird is looking for the building blocks with numbers, where could they be? One by one they appear and with them also new curious new animal friends.
The book introduces toddlers to the numbers from 1 to 10. It also inspires children to identify and name different basic shapes and colours in a playful way.

ORIG. TITLE:
POP JA VÄRIKKÄÄT NUMEROT
BOARD BOOK, 160 X 160 MM
16 PAGES, 4/4 COLOURS
ISBN: 978-952-7105-67-2
PUBLISHED: 2022

FOREIGN RIGHTS TO ALL LANGUAGES AVAILABLE

Onni's Baby Poems

This book offers babies and parents joy and gentle moments of rhyme. They are the best time together and thus strengthen the interaction between baby and adult as well as develops language learning.

ORIG. TITLE:
ONNIN VAUVALORUJA
BOARD BOOK, 160 X 160 MM
316 PAGES, 4/€ COLOURS
ISBN: 978-952-7105-83-2

FOREIGN RIGHTS TO ALL LANGUAGES AVAILABLE

A Little Big Story About Love

The full moon is like a ripe gooseberry, Owl stares wistfully at a puddle. Suddenly someone passes by like lightning, and Owl falls in love.
This is how the fourth part of the A Little Big Story series begins, reflecting on love. Owl’s friends from the forest - gentle Fox, witty Hedgehog, funny Mouse, shy Bear and confused Hare - help Owl understand that there can be many kinds of love. They prepare Owl wonderful travel snacks - a real love-pack, full of treats and encouraging messages. In the morning Owl starts out on his journey to find his One and only.

ORIG. TITLE:
PIENI SUURI TARINA RAKKAUDESTA
HARDBACK, 195 X 220 MM
32 PAGES, 4/4 COLOURS
ISBN 978-952-7105-84-9
PUBLISHED: 2022

FOREIGN RIGHTS TO ALL LANGUAGES AVAILABLE

Everyone

Everyone is a book created for each of us, big and small! There is a lot of difference in the world, as well as many similarities. Through these di    erences and similarities, each of us is unique. Written and illustrated by Liisa Kallio Everyone introduces their readers with warmth to the big questions of humanity.

ORIG. TITLE:
JOKAINEN
HARDBACK, 215 X 270 MM
40 PAGES, 4/4 COLOURS
ISBN 978-952-7105-79-5
PUBLISHED: 2022

FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD: KOREAN

Why Gary, why?

The flower pot breaks, the dog is pulled by the tail, and someone draws on the walls. Gary’s bad mood takes over the home, and all he can say is: Grrr. Eventually Gary finds solace in a parent’s arms and the day gets better.

Gary, the gorilla child known from Hannamari Ruohonen’s earlier release No Gary, no! experiments with his and his parents’ boundaries of his own and his parents in this new title. Young readers get to think about what is right, what is wrong, and most of all, to consider the answer to the question of why Rane behaves this way.

ORIG. TITLE:
MIKSI RANE, MIKSI?
HARDBACK, 215 X 215 MM
32 PAGES, 4/4 COLOURS
ISBN 978-952-7105-80-1
PUBLISHED: 2021

FOREIGN RIGHTS TO ALL LANGUAGES AVAILABLE

The Colour Workshop

Filippa, André the Donkey and Snoozy the Cat go to the workshop and start painting their boat. A proud pail who goes by the name Bucky Boy is invited to join the fun and encourages the basic colors to be more bold. A playful take on various colours through rhymes where the whole city is painted new.
The adventures of Filippa and Friends, familiar from the books The Piano’s Great Escape, The Case of the Missing Cat and The Christmas Twist, continue with the book The Colour Workshop. The lyrical rhymes familiar from Juha Virta’s The Whymsical Numbers and the colors known to everyone meet in this book, deliciously illustrated by Marika Maijala.
ORIG. TITLE:
VÄRIVERSTAS
HARDBACK, 210 X 210 MM
32 PAGES, 4/4 COLOURS
ISBN 978-952-7105-36-8
PUBLISHED: 2021 FOREIGN RIGHTS TO ALL LANGUAGES AVAILABLE

 

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