Siiri and Little Otto are excited to grow their very own carrots.
They carefully tend to their plants and eagerly wait for their crops to grow. But one morning, there’s a hole where there should be a carrot! The next morning, a second hole appears. Siiri and Little Otto camp out and spot a rabbit stealing their carrots, bold as anything. They try to shoo it away, but to no avail. Middle Otto and Big Otto also join in, but it seems that nothing can stop the thief.
What will happen when Siiri and the three Ottos build a scarecrow to frighten the rabbit? Will the rabbit run off to its burrow? Or is the rabbit even more clever than Siiri and her friends?
The characters found in the Siiri books are among the most loved in Finnish children’s literature. Siiri is an energetic little girl, and Little Otto, Middle Otto, and Big Otto are her best friends. The Siiri books, created by author Tiina Nopola (b. 1955) and illustrator Mervi Lindman (b. 1971), bring the everyday moments that mean so much to pre-school children to life.
Siiri and her New Friends, 2002
Siiri and the Upstairs Neighbour, 2003
Siiri and Messy Gretel, 2004
Siiri and the Horrid Pig, 2005
Siiri and the Little Flea, 2006
Siiri and the Perky Puppy, 2008
Siiri’s Christmas Surprise, 2009
Siiri and the Scary Ghost, 2010
Siiri Scores a Goal, 2011
Siiri and the Yeti, 2012
Siiri and the Wild Toddler, 2013
Siiri and the Star, 2014
Siiri Finds a Seashell, 2015
Siiri and the Lucky Horse, 2016
Siiri and Curious Casper, 2017
Siiri and the Bold Rabbit, 2018
Siiri and the Tattered Teddy, 2020
Arab World (ICHI/Ink)
China (Graphic Communications Press)
Denmark (Carlsen, Turbine)
Estonia (Võru Instituut)
Hungary (Kolibri Kiadó)
Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC)
Lithuania (Nieko Rimto)
Sweden (Bonnier Carlsen)
Vietnam (Kim Dong)
“Mervi Lindman’s gentle and funny illustrations complement Tiina Nopola’s fast and flowing narration wonderfully.” — Helsingin Sanomat newspaper