What to Read After... Mr Gum 19/08/19
Who Will Comfort Toffle?
A Tale of Moomin Valley
Publisher: Sort Of Books
Tove Jansson, best known for her Moomin books, had a unique and special way of introducing imaginative characters to young readers. 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.
The book's marvellous illustrations, particularly the black and white drawings, give life and shape to characters, plants and objects in the most memorable way. The colour page-spreads appear simplistic at first, but are actually composed of a multitude of atmospheric images. Originally written as a poem, the newly translated edition has managed to retain the book's authentic flavour.