Saturday May 4th is the international Firefighters day!
We are all very grateful to this incredibly brave and generous men which guard and protect our lives everywhere, the fascination they exert on children around the world is more than earned!
I had the pleasure to work on a card game featuring 7 different French Firefighters patrols: it’s called the 7 Families Game where you have to reunite each family (Gran parents, Parents and Kids) who gather the most of them wins.
World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the 22nd year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 7th March 2019, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. That’s why we will be sending schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools that have specially registered to participate), packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs (age-ranged into Nursery/Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) full of ideas and activities, display material and more information about how to get involved in World Book Day.
from World Book Day About Us page
But what is it to book lovers and bookworms around the world?
A day to celebrate our favorite stories, our love for books and how we share it with fellows or pass it on new generations.
As a parent, I will embrace the Share a Story call and will read to my kids, like every day but with a festive spirit, and be thankful for the many amazing adventures a book can share.
As illustrator I wanted to celebrate the day, grabbed the chance and doodled a little MAX from “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, a kidlit classic and one of my favorite books to read – I love to roar my terrible roars, and gnash my terrible teeth and roll my terrible eyes and show my terrible claws (.cit from the book)
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
A small post to celebrate “What if Dinosaurs Were Pink?” winning the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
Just around Christmas, author Jarrett Whitlow shared with me the news about his book “What if Dinosaurs Were Pink” (illustrated by me) winning the Gold Seal of approval from Literary Classics. READ FULL REVIEW HERE.
Such a Christmas gift!
Recognition to one’s job is always a big balm to the soul: it sparkles joy, confidence and ignite you with wanting to do better and better.
Much of the information we presume to know about dinosaurs can be chalked up to theoretical speculation. Of course, there are many factors about which we can be fairly certain; but there are so many other considerations which we may likely never know definitively. For instance… what if dinosaurs were pink?
Author Jarrett Whitlow’s What if Dinosaurs Were Pink? addresses this question along with a plethora of other absurdly preposterous ponderings. Written in rhyme and overflowing with witty conjecture, this children’s picture book is sure to incite lots of giggles and belly-laughs. Replete with page after page of whimsical illustrations by Daniela Dogliani, this book is sure to be a big hit with children and their adult counterparts. Recommended for home and school libraries, What if Dinosaurs Were Pink? has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
I can’t tell how happy I am for this award and the many amazing reviews the book is getting and wanted to share a little joy!