HOORAY FOR HELSINKI! OUR VERY OWN CITY is published to celebrate Helsinki as the World Design Capital 2012. The same year also sees Helsinki celebrating its 200th anniversary as the capital city of Finland.Finnish design is known for the Aalto vase and Marimekko fabrics, but it is also a lot more. Our everyday life is full of objects and services which are often taken for granted. Hooray for Helsinki! Our Very Own City contains lots of information about design and an entertaining story about a family's summer day out. Join us on an exciting adventure in Helsinki city and discover the background and details of Finnish design.The author, Karo Hämäläinen is a versatile writer who has written for both adults and children alike. The illustrations on this book are by the award-winning illustrator Salla Savolainen, known for her illustrations in countless children's books.Hooray for Helsinki! Our Very Own City is published in both Finnish and English.