Antti Nikunen
Publication date
April 2020
Format info
227 x 294 mm, 40 pages

Olly & Molly Explore: A Human

Urho ja Onna tutkivat ihminen

How come some bacteria are good and other are bad? Why do some foods taste nicer than others? And why exactly do we need to sleep? Join Olly, Molly and Nurse Sally to find out!

Antti Nikunen’s brand-new and much-awaited Olly & Molly Explore: A Human answers all the burning questions young readers have about bodies – and more! Featuring lessons and guidance from Nurse Sally, Olly and Molly take on the human body and all its amazing functions.

This fun, factual picture book will teach 5+ readers everything they’ve ever wanted to know about the human body! Like, what are emotions and how are they connected to the brain? How does the heart actually work? And how have humans evolved over time? There’s so much to learn, but thankfully Nurse Sally is on hand to answer all our dynamic duo’s questions. If you’ve got a curious child with a thirst for knowledge and an endless stream of questions, look no further!

Olly & Molly Explore: A Human is the sequel to the 2019 Rudolf Koivu prize nominee Olly & Molly Explore: A Car.

Antti Nikunen (b.1982) is a Helsinki-based graphic designer and the art director of a magazine. He’s worked in the magazine industry for over a decade and his much-loved Olly & Molly series was born out of Antti’s desire to bring humour into books for toddlers. His life mantra is “you have to put something into your head in order to get something out of it.”


Olly is a Caretaker, 2017
Molly is a Policewoman, 2017
Olly & Molly’s Sticking Plaster Book, 2018
Olly & Molly Explore: A Car, 2019
Olly & Molly Explore: A Human, 2020


Colour illustrated
Ages: 5+


Finnish PDF

Rights sold

Polish (Media Rodzina)
Russian (A Walk Through History)

Praise for the series

“The most cheerful children’s book of the summer.” Lily/Isyyspakkaus blog on Olly & Molly Explore: A Human

“These books make for warm-hearted reading and will bring adults as much joy as they bring to children. Having read the book, it is clear that the writer has written from a child’s perspective in order to present the reader with his own, unique outlook.” – Luetaanko tämä blog

“Nikunen’s style is fascinating to me. The stories are simple, and yet they’re still rich. Clear drawings, bright colours. They leave plenty of room for the reader’s own imagination, with everything being explained just the right amount, and not too much.” – Rita mentor blog

“The book’s clear illustrations will certainly appeal to the littlest ones in the family, but there’s so much information in the book that bigger kids will enjoy it, too.” – Kaksplus/Karkkipussi blog

“The simplicity of the characters is perfect for children. Nikunen’s straightforward style is also ideal for the car theme, making the subject easily accessible and child-friendly.” Kirjavinkit