I've been wanting to take some photos of these beautiful volumes since I bought them
at the Bologna Book Fair, but only now I've found the time to actually do it.
of illustrated children's books, and this time at the fair I had a chat with its founders,
Giovanna Zoboli and Paolo Canton. Turns out that Paolo and I knew each other
when we were teenagers! Anyway, I really love what they do, and was very happy
GIovanna Zoboli's Vorrei avere (I wish I had) is an ode to the beauty and wonder of animals
sung through the poetic words of a child enamored with nature. Mulazzani's enchanting
illustrations interpret every verse with great sensitivity and a richness of visual inventions.
Love the endpapers with the illustration sketches!
I have also previously featured the works of SImone Rea, one of Italy's brightest young illustrators.
and a wonderful sense of color and composition.
Coincidentally, I have already posted the equally sophisticated Aesop interpretation
by Jean-François Martin which won the Bologna Ragazzi Award this year.
To each his own, I love them both!