Book Review – Moomins: Ladybird Readers Series

When I ordered my Moomin books online from my local library I didn’t particularly look at the type of format (picture book/ easy read etc) so I was quite surprised to see three Easy Read books waiting for me on the reserve shelf. The Ladybird Series books are similar to picture books but smaller in…

Book Review – The Exploits of Moominpappa

This is not the usual picture book that I’ve come to know of the Moomin series. The story is text-based and is aimed at children 10 years and up. It has an interesting title – Exploits of Mommipappa. Of course if you’ve not read any of the Moomin books, you would wonder what is a…

Book Review – Moomin and the Golden Leaf

This is a reminiscing and longing-for-a-friend kind of story. Moomin finds a golden leaf while picking berries for a punch that Moominmamma is making for the Autumn Ball that night. It would have been great if Moomin could find a tree with all golden leaves so he could give them as gifts to his friends….

Book Review – The Invisible Guest in Moominvalley

This is a story about a girl who started off as invisible and eventually found her ‘anger’ and became visible. Too-ticky brought an invisible guest in the Moomin family home. The Moomin family welcomed her especially Moominmamma who made her a dress and gave her medication/potion to make her visible again. Moominmamma looked after her…

Book Review – Moomin and the Ice Festival

Lately, I have been fascinated with the Moomin books by Tove Jansson. I think I’ve borrowed every single book that my library holds (including a DVD!). The Moomin book collection mainly consists of children’s picture books but I have a few waiting to be read that are in the novel format. So here’s the first…