01 / 1993
230 x 290 mm
Children's books & YA
Children's Picture Books
Published by:
Mauri Kunnas

Fun On Wheels
(Hurjan hauska autokirja)


All the vehicles from the world’s highways and byways are featured in this book, from Grandma’s Model T to the latest in solar energy cars.

Trucks, vans, electric cars, shiny American cars with fins (and teeth??!!), fire engines, racing cars, buses, motor-bikes, jeeps and more…

But just a moment… isn’t that Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf filling up with gas over there? And that’s Hansel and Gretel lost and crying in the Parking House… And a helmeted Cinderella, behind the wheel of a magic dragster? What’s going ON here?

Mauri Kunnas has transplanted five favourite fairy-tales and put the characters into the automobile age, bringing his own inimitable touch to The Three Wishes, Hansel and Gretel, Red Riding Hood, The Billy Goats Gruff, and Cinderella. The detailed illustrations are a delight, and there is a good deal of useful information hidden between the laughs.


Foreign rights information

Published in:

  • Czech (Grada Publishing, 2014)
  • Estonian (Ajakirjade Kirjastus, 2011)
  • Korean (Sallim Publishing, 2012)
  • Swedish (Rabén & Sjögren, 1994)
  • Turkish (Sedir Publishing, 2015)