Tove Jansson The writer and artist Tove Jansson (1914–2001) is best known as the creator of the Moomin stories, which have been published in 35 languages. Books Finn Family Moomintroll Author: Tove Jansson Translator: Elizabeth Portch Publisher: Puffin Interest age: 5-8 Reading age: 6+ Moomintroll is cheerful and chubby and lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa and all of their friends. Moomin and the Birthday Button Author: Tove Jansson Publisher: Puffin Interest age: 3+ Reading age: 6+ Moomin fears that his friends have forgotten his birthday and are too busy to talk to him. Moomin's Little Book of Numbers Author: Tove Jansson Publisher: Puffin Interest age: 3+ Reading age: 5+ In this bright little boardbook Moomin helps under-fives to count from one to ten as he spends time in his natural habitat. Who Will Comfort Toffle? Author: Tove Jansson Publisher: Sort Of Books Interest age: 5-9 Reading age: 6+ In this book, first published in 1960, we meet Toffle, a vulnerable, lonely and sad creature who cannot get over his terrible complexes and worries.