A book about a TINY full stop with a BIG responsibility.
Every story has to end with a full stop… even the one about the space dog.
Full Stop introduces us to every story’s most important character: Full Stop. But Full Stop has officially had enough. He’s fed up of having so much responsibility. And when the story of Robinson, a mischievous dog, gets too scary for him he wails: “I declare this the end of bedtime stories!”.
To help us understand his momentous decision Full Stop recounts the story and realises that it does have a happy ending after all – it’s neither the end for Robinson nor Full Stop! And thankfully Full Stop is willing to continue playing a role in new stories, as there’s a second book on the way!
Kaisa Happonen, who is best known for A Bear Called Mur, and artist and animator Joonas Utti have created a compelling character who is sick and tired of being in every story, always moving from one crazy adventure to the next. Full Stop is a delightful picture book that’s sure to entertain readers of all ages.
Book 1: Full Stop, 2019
Book 2: Full Stop and the Super-Sweet Love Story, due 2020
English translation (set in layout)
“A charming success!” – Karjalainen newspaper
“Full Stop is fed up of his job and of stories. It is, however, through his own rebellion that he realises that he can’t live without stories. Stories can tell you about pretty much anything, just as Kaisa Happonen and Joonas Utti’s Full Stop demonstrates; this book is actually more about a dog whose walk takes him to space, through New York, than about Full Stop. This fast-paced book is like a love story about the omnipotence of stories.” – Suomen Kuvalehti magazine