THE TOVE JANSSON CLASSIC IN A NEW SOFTCOVER FORMAT
Due to the resounding success of the hardcover Moomin comics by Tove Jansson and Lars Jansson, Drawn and Quarterly is reissuing this classic comic in an all-new format. Available in an affordable kid-proof but kid-friendly flexicover, and in full color for the first time, these books are slimmer versions of the hardcovers, with one story in each volume while previous editions collected four.
A crate filled with tropical seeds washes ashore, and when Moominmamma plants the seeds, a lush rainforest erupts in Moominvalley. When Stinky liberates some exotic animals from the zoo, chaos ensues, and the Moomins are forced to prove once and for all whether or not they’re related to hippopotamuses.
Praise for Moominvalley Turns Jungle
To know the Moomins was to know Tove [Jansson]. She poured her wit, dreams and fears into the characters.
We might recommend for 6 or 7 years and up, but it varies largely. The interpersonal and social tensions in the themes are played out and resolved in a medium that we find approachable even for young children, and our children took a keen interest already at ~4 years old in the Moomin stories, although we wouldn't normally recommend them so early. We would paraphrase a little certainly when reading aloud.