Who doesn’t love the Moomins?
Created by Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson in 1945, the Moomins have continued to delight children and adults around the world. From the first, Moomins and the Great Flood, to Comet in Moominland, and the one I remember most from childhood, Finn Family Moomintroll.
The books will make a wonderful Christmas gift for children, along with lots of other Moomin goodies. Here are some of my favourites.
Moomin Family Organiser 2014 – £9.98. With space to keep track of five family members’ appointments.
Something to carry sandwiches, elevenses and teatime treats – Moomin Lunchbox – £7.95
Get the little ones off to bed without a fuss with their very own Moomin pillowcase – £11.90.
Plenty of room to write stories and lists in this Moomin Spiral Bound Notebook – £6.99
Somewhere for pocketmoney. Moomin Coin Purse – £12.50
A Moomin Mobile Pouch for keeping things safe – £15.00
Moomin Bookmark – £3.60
Guaranteed to annoy Grandma and Grandpa by the end of the day! Moomin Harmonica – £6.95
I was always given a book for Christmas and I think it’s the best gift you can give to a child.
The first Moomin story The Moomins and the Great Flood – from £7.19
Comet in Moominland – £4.99
Finn Family Moomintroll – from £5.24
If you’re a Moomin fanatic then there’s always the Moomin Shop, 43 Covent Garden Market, London WC2E 8RF.