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Il burrone

Everything is possible in this book: words sneak into other words making their meanings twist and change. After In ogni pinocchio, Giuseppe Caliceti is back with another work of smart play and fun, illustrated by Liuna Virardi, whose synthetic graphic style perfectly matches the book’s humour. But it’s just a beginning: readers could play and make up this language game again and again. [Text in Italian]

Summer

Summer has arrived, and the ice cream cart with it. There's a flea market in the village square. Someone has organized a birthday party and Daniela is wandering around with a big parcel under her arm: who will open it? A silent book about seasons in the city. In her Wimmelbuch series, the renown German illustrator Susanne Berner, Hans Christian Andersen Award winner in 2016, brings readers for a stroll in the same street but in different times of the day and of the year. A glimpse of urban life, bustling with people, plants, animals, activities, weird stuff.

Spring

Spring is coming. Ina and Jonas want to go play ball in the park; Manfred meets Elke and Lenzo, Susanne darts around on her scooter and someone throws a banana peel in the sidewalk. A silent book about seasons in the city. In her Wimmelbuch series, the renown German illustrator Susanne Berner, Hans Christian Andersen Award winner in 2016, brings readers for a stroll in the same street but in different times of the day and of the year. A glimpse of urban life, bustling with people, plants, animals, activities, weird stuff. 

Can you empty a puddle?

Children ask crazy questions. It’s their wish to experience the world, and to play with it, that pushes them to wonder about its mysteries. Mysteries that adults don’t see anymore, as they grew up thinking that a sofa is a sofa, toothpaste is toothpaste, and there’s no reason to count the raisins in a muësli bowl or to do somersaults until your head spins. After the successful As strong as a bear, Katrin Stangl presents her very funny new book about the extraordinary, dazzling logic of children, who turn reality upside down and make it anew. [Text in Italian]

The thinking book

What happens when a boy doesn’t want to get up, wash, get dressed, have breakfast in a hurry to go to school? Imagination takes over as he observes the cosmic movement of dust, lemons, watermelons, colours, stones, kites, elephants, hats… Published for the first time in 1960, these verses written by Sandol Stoddard and illustrated by Ivan Chermayeff, a world renowned graphic designer, also illustrator of Sun, moon, star, are wonderfully translated by Bruno Tognolini.  [Text in Italian]

Autumn

Autumn has come. People gather together to celebrate at the country fair. An exhibition is going on at the cultural centre to reward the most beautiful pumpkin of all. Children are excited for the lantern parade. The amazing Susanne Berner’s Wimmelbuch series follows with Autumn. A silent book about seasons in the city, that never ends. The renown German illustrator Susanne Berner, Hans Christian Andersen Award winner in 2016, brings readers for a stroll in the same street but in different times of the day and of the year.

Winter

It’s winter. It’s cold and it’s snowing. The little lake in the park is frozen and you can skate on it. Lisa has missed her bus again. Nico, Lina’s parrot, has flown away, and somebody has lost their red wallet. Winter is the first of Susanne Berner’s Wimmelbuch series. A silent book about seasons in the city, that never ends. The renown German illustrator Susanne Berner, Hans Christian Andersen Award winner in 2016, brings readers for a stroll in the same street but in different times of the day and of the year.

The yellow bicycle

Giovannino has a passion for bicycles and longs for a real one. Yellow. Brand new. His father’s trying to make his wish come true, he finds an old bicycle frame and works hard to fix it. But what is old is ugly for Giovannino, who is in despair! Until a brand new bike comes out of his father's garage. The elegant rhymes by Matteo Pelliti, at his debut in children’s literature, go with astonishing drawings by Riccardo Guasco, a renown bicycles illustrator, to tell the love of children for riding adventures, a timeless love in spite of the most modern technologies. [Text in Italian]

Gardening

A garden can be very small, made of one vase plant only, but if you look closer, you might see it like a tall tree in a meadow. Or a garden can be so huge one might even get lost. Above all, what a garden needs to be there, is someone who takes care of it, someone’s eyes and hands and then soil, sun, water and plenty of time. Do you have all these things? If you do, then you’re ready: you will love it!

Black

Black is a special colour: rich, shiny and elegant on one side; severe and solemn on the other. It is in great deal reproduced by charcoal drawing and it has been explored by artists in its thousand forms, expressions and potentials. Much more than any other colour, black is linked to writing, graphic design, photography and cinema. Text by Valentina Zucchi and illustrations by Francesca Zoboli show us the work by great artists, such as Andrea Verrocchio, Francisco Goya, Georges de La Tour and Franco Grignani. [Text in Italian]