Goodnight Mr. Clutterbuck


Published: Coming March 7, 2017

By Mauri Kunnas
Translated from the Finnish by Jill Timbers

From the award-winning Mauri Kunnas, one of Finland’s most celebrated children’s writers and illustrators, a hilarious picture book full of animals, humor, and colorful pictures. Mr. Clutterbuck is blissfully unaware of his reputation as the busiest and loudest sleepwalker in town. Meek and mild-mannered when awake, at night Mr. Clutterbuck seeks thrills and adventures. Often the accidental instigator of chaos, Mr. Clutterbuck soon becomes the lead singer of a rock band, a disco king, and, eventually, the hero of his town. Goodnight Mr. Clutterbuck is sure to captivate readers of all ages as we wonder what kind of situation Mr. Clutterbuck will find himself in next. With a lively tapestry of characters, including a motorcycle gang of cats and crocodiles, a hippo in charge of a sausage factory, and an ill-tempered bull at a theme park, Mauri Kunnas playfully shows what can happen when you step outside your comfort zone.

Coming November 28, 2017

$18 hardcover – ISBN: 978-0-914671-76-3
$15 ebook – eISBN: 978-0-914671-77-0

This is a very fun story that kids will love. The exploits of Mr. Clutterbuck are finely and intricately detailed in the wonderful illustrations by Mauri Kunnas.

Katrina Yurenka, Youth Services Book Review

The illustrations swarm with multiple stories and images. Readers should take time to discover and appreciate them all. Not for nothing is Kunnas one of Finland’s most beloved and successful children’s writers... With the help of detailed illustrations and humoristic dialogs, Mr. Clutterbuck, eccentric and lovable, wins a place in the reader’s heart.

Katrin Czerwinka, Jugendbuch-Couch (for Mr. Clutterbuck's Seven Wonders)

The illustrations alternate between stories in pictures and crowded scenes full of details, to be rediscovered thousands of times.

Katharina Granzin, Perlentaucher (for Mr. Clutterbuck's Seven Wonders)