Julie Danielson is back from Bologna, where she was one of the judges for the 2012 BolognaRagazzi awards. Read her report here!
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
I would like to share images from a picture book that is particularly dear to me. The author and illustrator is Franco Matticchio, who also happens to be a friend of mine (unfortunately I don't see him nearly as often as I would like to). I think he is one of the very few truly extraordinary book artists working in Italy today. The book - the story of a little girl who runs away who knows where - was published in Milan in 2009 by the meritorious Nuages gallery.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A few days ago I joined an interesting discussion about strangeness in picture books on Roger Sutton's blog. I have to confess that I hadn't heard of Oscar de Mejo before, so I looked around and bought this nice copy of what is apparently his first children's book: a 64-page picture book, published by Pantheon in 1982.
|Oscar de Mejo with his first wife, actress Alida Valli.|