domenica 30 dicembre 2012

SQUARED STORIE SERIES

Illustrated albums, with short delicate stories written for the youngest readers, and with end pages full of activities



The cat who lost his tail


This is the story of a cat who lost its tail, and with it the way of expressing its emotions and feelings and the long journey that it made to gate it back, and how it became a hero along the way.
This delicate and delightful story has been created particularly for the yungest children as they undergo therapy and treatment.
 


For all brave children... and those who don’t know that they are


  <<Once upon a time there was a little cat. A small tabby cat who one day lost its tail. «Without my tail I can not meow in the moonlight. I can not get angry and I can not even fall in love» he said.
«I must go to the shop where they sell new tales.»




But at the tales shop they only sold persian tails, siamese tails, red tails, black and blue tails. 
«I want my tabby tail,» said the cat «we don't have any tabby tails here. You've to try in the Offi ce of the Great Wise Ones» replied the clerk.


The office was very far away. To get there the little cat had to walk down a dark road: he was small and afraid. «Do you know where is my tail, Wise Gentlemen?». He asked, meowing softly. «Your tail is on the Top of the World. Are you ready to go?» said the Great Wise Ones: they were three and they repeated the same words, as a Beautiful Echo. They were in charge of guarding in the Universe the tails lost by kittens.


To go on the Top of the world it was necessary to down a long, steep staircase: then to wear a helmet, get into a Space Capsule, keep still and be carried away.

On the Top of the World is far away. «I must also draw the sword? 'Said the cat. «You don't need the sword» said the three Wise Ones. «But only the courage that comes from the heart.»

The helmet should be made to measure: a warm, soft cloth, which the six paws of the Great Wises modeled and modeled again with care on the cat's head.
The cat was curious and patient.
When the helmet was ready, the cat lay down in the capsule, motionless as he has been told by the Great Wises. As soon as the red lights turned on he hear a voice...>>





THE AUTHORS

Emanuela Nava, text. As a children’s author, she has had around forty books published which have been dedicated to children of all ages. 
For five years she has written the scripts and texts for Albero Azzurro, a RAI TV programme dedicated to the smallest viewers. She has won numerous awards, including the Grinzane Cavour Junior.
 
Annalisa Beghelli, illustrations. A young and eclectic architect with a passion for illustrations. Thtough involving herselfd wholeheartedly and successfully in the project together with Carthusia’s guidance, she has managed to create her first illustrated children’s book.




Texts author: Emanuela Nava 
Illustrations: Annalisa Beghelli

Bound and illustrated volume 40 pages  In 23 x 23 cm format  Age: from 3 years upwards


Series: Squared stories
Other titles in the series: Nino little yellow chick, I'm right here, Once upon a time there was a tiny little dolphin.



 




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SQUARED RHYMES SERIES

Rhymes let you play with words and their sounds, they make stories fun and full of life. Svjetlan Junaković's poetic illustrations are the inspiration for fantastic journeys full of emotion. Every title in "Squared rhymes" combines words and pictures to tell children about their everyday world.   


A home that I like  



 
A home that I like is a playful and sweet history which Roberton Piumini, has dedicated to the home thet every child dreams of having. Page after page, verse after verse and room after room the house is built up: a homely den where to stay with those who we love, where to play, eat and share the everyday things. Bound in paperboard where Svjetlan Junaković's absorbing and poetic illustrations tell the story of a cheerful, playful house open to the world and friends.

Second reprint











Texts author: Roberto Piumini
Illustrations: Svjetlan Junaković



When curious Ninetta sees a stair... 

 

This nursery rhyme goes up and down like a stair and wants to talk about being welcome. 
A metaphorical journey trought the alphabet where Ninetta meets on each step a different letter...

 Second reprint






Texts author: Alfa Beta
Illustrations: Svjetlan Junaković












Bound and illustrated volume 40 pages  In 23 x 23 cm format Age from 3 years upwards

Series: Squared rhymes
Titles in the series: A home that I like, When curious Ninetta sees a stair. 




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giovedì 27 dicembre 2012

GROWING UP WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS SERIES

This innovative series aims to help children to solve their self-esteem troubles; the series wants to provide children with the instruments to go
over matters without damaging other people. A must-have educational resource  make children feel self-confident and an active part of civil consciousness. 




The courage to be ME

Becoming adult by being ourselves without aping other people



 
A new step on the way to a courageous life.
To solve the problem of how important and valid they are, children must find out who they are. They have to become important for someone. They try and try again, they take refuge in approval in order not to feel different from others, but then, one day, they realize that by doing so they become invisible and they cannot be picked out among others. And so begins the search for individual and personal solutions, everyone chooses their own path.



Psychology in the hands of a child 

 
<<Some ideas, however, become cages that can kill our dreams.>>


This is how the lifestyle of a child is created day after day, the mark of his personality, the imprint that will make him perfectly recognizable, more recognizable than his own name.
Page after page, the characters speak about the big issue of the children’s identity: in order to be themselves, children need to be brave. This book starts from children’s fear to be cut out by the friends’ group. But what do we need to be “special”? Our footprint is represented not only by the identity’s features (male, female, black, white... ) but also by our life-style.


<<We are part of nature, we are important because we are different and special.>>


 <<Cages are also used to divide and make classifications.>>

<<It takes courage to accept ourselves as we are and to be accepted by others.>>



Text author: Domenico Barrilà
Illustrations: Emanuela Bussolati 
Picture book 40 pages  In 23 x 23 cm format Age from 4 years upwards



Series: Growing up without side effects
Other titles in the series: The courage to be brave, The courage to be open-hearted, The courage to think about God, This is me.











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venerdì 21 dicembre 2012

GROWING UP WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS SERIES

There is always someone younger than us. We can bear all this. But most people seem to be older than us. We can hardly bear all this: it  makes us feel inadequate and fearful. This new series wants to make children self-confident, in order to get keys to go over doubts and failures.
A sort of how-to-guide to let children grow as a fair part of civil consciousness and adults’ community. How to become good adults and be proud of it.



The courage to be brave

Growing up without being sneaky and without feeling stupid as a result
 



What is bravery for children? It’s a hopeful ability in accepting their own failures and still going on and trying once again; in asking for help in order to ove rcome their own feelings of uneasiness but also being helpful to others at the same time. A sort of at-hand- bravery that children can put on the shelf: a guide easy to get at for children... if only fo l lowed by adults who can “unlock” such complex contents. 
 


Psychology in the hands of a child 

<<You were great!>>



A whole new courage is the principal idea in this first volume: a surprising courage, full of hope for children, but  above all because of its unexpected meaning. no more heroic virtue, the sole preserve of brillant, cheeky "successful" children, but  rather the ability to accept the failure, to keep  on trying, to ask someone for help, to overcome feelings of inadequacy, but also  to offer help to those who need it. A kind of courage that is easy to reach, on the bottom shelf of the pantry, where children can get it easly, if only someone will give them the key 


<<It's the desire to find out that leads to the discovery of lots of things and to become grown up.>>






THE AUTHORS

Domenico Barrilà is a psychotherapist and  analyst. 
He has always written to let adults help childre n  to grow. This is his first time in writing dire c t ly to children: this is the result of 25 ye a rs spent in st u d y i n g the subject, through essays, books, articles, 3 sons and a huge amount/personal passion.

Emanuela Bussolati is one of the most appreciated authors and illustrators of children books. At the moment, she’s working for seve ral publishing houses in Italy and abroad (such as France, UK, Greece, Germany, Korea, and so on).


Text author: Domenico Barrilà
Illustrations: Emanuela Bussolati 
Picture book 40 pages  In 23 x 23 cm format Age: from 4 years upwards


Series: Growing up without side effects
Other titles in the series: The courage to be me, The courage to be open-hearted, The courage to think about God, This is me.




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giovedì 20 dicembre 2012

VASCO'S TRAVELS SERIES

A series cartoon booklets starring Vasco as the main character, an anusual travelling rabbit who goes around the world looking for friends. Each story, simple and amusing, takes place in a different natural setting, where vasco meets the animals who live there and joints them in the everyday things that they do.


Lullabies and cuddles




<<After a day of games in the sun, it is evening in the woods.
Vasco The Rabbit gets all the pyjamas ready. All right dreamers, everyone to bed.
Grunts and squeaks. Why don't you go to sleep, little ones?
Kisses on the face. Lullabies in the ears. 
Gloworms for the dark.
Tender cuddles.
A warm feeding bottle.
A long long story for those who can't sleep.
Even Vasco is sound asleep.
Oh how lovely, the sun's come up.
Come on Vasco Coniglio, wake up, you can play as well!>>


<<Grunts and squeaks. Why don't you go to sleep, little ones?>>

<<Gloworms for the dark>>

 

 

Temping surprise






Spashes and bubbles






Ice snack















<<From the Pole Below Vasco The Rabbit and his friend Little Penguin have arrived>>
<<Fly fly fly.>>









Text author: Emanuela Nava
Devising and illustrations: Giulia Re
 
Paperbound bound volumes 24 pages   In 18 x 20 cm format  Age: from 2 years upwards

Series: Vasco's travels
Titles in the series: Ice snack, Tempting surprise, Spashes and bubbles, Lullabies and cuddles.




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FROM TREASURE TO TREASURE SERIES

A series of fascinating books that take inspirations fro objects, artefacts and symbolic treasures from the past and create enthralling stories

 

Garibaldi's Jeans 

or how Celestine won her battle



Sicily, May 1860
After Marsala
Night. A black night that weighed on the shoulders like a soaking wet coat.
Giuseppe was following his father'a irregular footstep along a rocky path. far away, flashes of light and the occasional explosion showed that the battle was continuing, down there on the plain.
<< Come on  Pnin, we're almos there.>> Where were they headed? he had been asking himself for some time now, since his father, one of Garibaldi's captains, had been struggling up mountain. Giuseppe, whose nickname was pinin, followed him closely. He was wearing a three-coloured rosette on his arm, and carrying a by now empty rucksack and a bag full of bandages and alcohol. he was twelve years old. he had neither a pistol, nor a musket. No weapons for the General's children, but a lot of work. In those strange days, since they had landed at marsala, Pinin had been run off his feet delivering orders, cleaning mud from the officer's boots, treating slight injuries, taking medicine around. noe, with his legs rubbery from fatigue and eyes puffy from sleep, he was following his father. They were going into the night, his father in front, with his surgeon's bag over his shoulder. <<Look... down there... a light...>>

Translation by Jonathan Cox


Garibaldi's Jeans  
or how Celestine won her battle 
This historical novel talks about a meeting between Garibaldi (a young guy marching with the Thousand Army) and Celestina a lonely girl looking her mule).
the boy and the girl will embark together on the  journey as the General's followers. During the tripè, they live dangerous adventures and discover that Garibaldi used to wear strange eccentric trousers...
The pocket format includes big pictures and a little history section.

   


Story: Luisa Mattia
Illustrations: Paolo D'Altan

Bound volumes 96 pages  In 12 x 21 cm format with further information pages  Age: from 8 years upwards

Series: From Treasure to Treasure
Other titles in the series: Monna Lisa's charm, Back home, The kings of the world, Heroes coming from the sea.



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mercoledì 19 dicembre 2012

FROM TREASURE TO TREASURE SERIES

A series of fascinating books that take inspirations fro objects, artefacts and symbolic treasures from the past and create enthralling stories.


Monna Lisa's Charm  

or the secret of smelting


The author gives us a possible solution to the mystery of all mysteries: who is the Mona Lisa? 
And since, like cherries, one mystery leads to another, that of the Mona Lisa leads to another...




Prologue
Dear reader (or Reader, if you prefer the capital letter: but it's not important because even a small reader is always important), as you probably know, one of the great mysteries of the world is the portrait of the Monna Lisa, painted five hundred years ago by Leonardo da Vinci. Millions of admirers have looked at and still look at this picture in a Paris museum, trying to discover what no-one yet knows: whose is that peaceful smile?
Is it Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco Bartolomeo del Giocondo, mother of five children and good housewife? Or one of Giuliano de’ Medici's lovers?
Is it the smile of the noble Isabella d’Este, already painted by Leonardo in other pictures? Or, as suggested by a teacher who saw parents everywhere, a youthful version of the artist's own mother? Is it a self portrait of a softened and beardless Leonardo, as one joker supposed, or is it simply an invention?
They are all unlucky, museum visitors, art and history scholars, because they don't know what I know. In this book I shall reveal the answer to this mystery: and since mysteries, like cherries, lead from one to another, a second mystery will appear around la Gioconda (we'll still call her that, for now), a smaller mystery, but not to be ignored, and dealing with people and places that no-one would have thought to be linked to the picture.
So it becomes a little complicated. You, dear reader, need to take a step back, as they say. But before you do, make sure that there is no empty chasm behind you, or someone's foot, because a reader who is falling down or busy arguing, cannot be a good reader.

Translation by Jonathan Cox




Story: Roberto Piumini
Illustrations: Gianni De Conno

Bound volumes 96 pages  In 12 x 21 cm format with further information pages  Age: from 8 years upwards


Series: From Treasure to Treasure
Other titles in the series: Garibali's jeans, Back home, The kings of the world, Heroes coming from the sea.









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THE STORY CIRCLE SERIES

Paperboard bound books, designedfor the youngest readers: to read, to look at and to discover a fabulous picture which unfolds page to page, creating a book which seems endless.


Ice Cream Moon and sweetie sun

 



A nursery rhyme on the complicity of the relationship between brothers and sister.

Text author: Chiara Carminati
Illustrations: Simona Mulazzani

 

 

 

Friends forever

 





The game of "If I was..." between two close friends.

Text author: Sabina Colloredo
Illustrations: Patrizia La Porta


Fathermakesall's Tale
















A tender story dedicated to all fathers.

Text author: Bruno Tognolini
Illustrations: Piotr Socha






Paperboard bound volumes16 pages in 22 x 33 cm formatOpen size 176 x 33 cmAge: from 2 years upwards

Series: The story circle
Titles in the series: Only for love, Ice cream moon and sweetie sun, Friends forever, Pilina's story, Fathermakesall's tale, A curiuus tale of king and princes and toymakers, Lots and lots and lots.




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THE STORY CIRCLE SERIES

Paperboard bound books, designedfor the youngest readers: to read, to look at and to discover a fabulous picture which unfolds page to page, creating a book which seems endless.  



Pilina's Story




"One fine day Pilina was born.
She was just as small as any other new-born baby, but she had hair longer than any other baby in the world.
“Cut her hair!” everybody said, but her parents didn't want to, and so Pilina grew up.
Her hair was very very long, and it waved in the wind, full of butterflies, leaves and flowers.
One day Pilina came to the big city. “Too much hair!” said the guards, and they wanted to cut it, but then Prince Tristano asked her: “Do you want to play?”.
They made hundreds of plaits, and tied a kite to each one. Nobody wanted to cut her hair after that. One day Pilina..."







The simple and timeless tale of growing up.
 


Text author: Roberto Piumini
Illustrations: Mara Cerri

Paperboard bound volumes16 pagesin 22 x 33 cm formatOpen size 176 x 33 cm Age: from 2 years upwards





Series: The story circle
Other titles in the series: Only for love, Ice cream moon and sweetie sun, Friends forever, Fathermakesall's tale, A curiuus tale of king and princes and toymakers, Lots and lots and lots.





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