A picture books collection about childhood’s most difficult matters, told by light and amazing words. Beautiful stories able to deal with important themes in a delicate way.
Each volume is the result of work carried out by a group of experts working hand in hand with both author and illustrator in order to create these books.
My sister is a four-leaf clover
When Mimosa was born, Viola understood immediately that something wasn’t right. Her sister seemed “ugly, but pretty as well” just like as new born babies, except that Mum, Dad and even Granny were behaving strangely. Viola realised that Mimosa was different but that she was also very special. This book tells the story of Mimosa together with that of her family as seen through the eyes, feelings and sensations of her sister, as they come to terms with the birth of a daughter who is disabled. In language that is both simple and spontaneous, the book deals with the themes of diversity, acceptance and the problems in relationships that arise as a result, reminding us that we are all different, unique, and therefore special.
LOOKING AT AND TALKING ABOUT DISABILITY AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Beatrice Masini, texts: She was born in Milan where she lives and works as a journalist and translator of novels (including Harry Potter, from the third volume in the series onwards),and as childrens book editor for Fabbri Editori. She has also published over fifty books for children, many of which have been translated into other languages.
Svjetlan Junaković, illustrations: Painter, graphic artist and sculptor, he was born and lives in Zagreb. He has worked with numerous publishing houses as an illustrator of books for children, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. He teaches at the Scuola Internazionale d’Illustrazione in Sarmede (Tv) and in 2008 he won the Andersen Award for Best Illustrated book.
Illustrated albums • 32 pages • In 23 x 34 cm format • Age: from 3 years upwards
Series: I need a story
Other titles in the series: A foster-mother for princess Martina (on foster care), The house with lots of windows (on the hospitalization of children), Anna finds her dreams (on child abuse), Bibo in the mirror-land (on international adoption), I'm not splitting up (on separation)
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