Affe the special dog children’s book series is written by Paola and Pirjo Suhonen.
Pirjo loves telling stories to her daughter, and the Affe series spun from her desire to document realistic events through an imaginative lens. You can find the real life connection with each turn in the plot – Affe was actually Paola’s dear and beloved dog.
Illustrator Maija Mero has a degree in clothing design and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in fashion at Aalto University in Helsinki. She has created illustrations for the Affe books following Paola Suhonen’s artistic lead. Fresh visual style and warm story with a hint of reality are the key aspects of Affe the Adventure Dog.