Timo Parvela
Virpi Talvitie
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4-colour illustrations, size 160 x 203 mm, pages 78

Purdy & Barker’s Snout Book

Maukan ja Väykän naamakirja

Read the latest updates from the life of the village animals!

What happened when the young baroness Chicken von Cluck fell in love with a fox? What happened when Donkey Brayton tired of his own voice? Did Cow Moomulch’s hammer land in exactly the wrong spot? How did Purdy and Barker end up living in the sky-blue house at the top of the hill?

Purdy and Barker’s Snout Book contains funny, touching, exciting, and strange stories about the residents of this tiny town. We also hear a wilder-than-wild story about how Purdy and Barker’s unlikely friendship came about.


Purdy & Barker, 2007
Purdy & Barker and the Giant Snowball
, 2009
Purdy & Barker Build a House, 2010
Purdy & Barker’s Big Adventure, 2011
Purdy & Barker and Bear Growler, 2012
Purdy & Barker’s Book of Stories, 2013
Purdy & Barker’s Little Book of Friendship, 2013
Purdy & Barker’s Snout Book, 2014
Purdy & Barker’s Travel Book, 2015
Purdy & Barker Have a Good Day, 2017
The Best of Purdy & Barker, 2019


4-colour illustrations
160 x 203mm

Series rights sold

Chinese, simplified (Guomai Culture & Media Co., Ltd.)
English/WEL (Gecko Press)
German (Hanser)
Hungarian (Kolibri Kiadó)
Japanese (Bunken Shuppan)
Latvian (Zvaigzne ABC)

Reading materials

English series synopsis
Finnish edition


“…everyone who likes Winnie-the-Pooh will love meeting this new pair of friends.” – School Library Journal, USA

“You could try to find a book more gorgeous than this one, but it’ll be a waste of your time because this book already has it all.” – Luettua Elämää- blog

“This is gently humorous, finely written entertainment, which is sometimes comical and ironic, while providing a delightful and simple insight into the nature of relationships…. All in all, it’s high quality children’s literature.”– Kevin Steinberger, Magpies Magazine

“Timo Parvela and Virpi Talvitie’s Purdy & Barker is the stuff that classics are made of.” – Keskisuomalainen newspaper