Animals that think, speak, and behave just like human beings and prone to all their vices and virtues – Aesop’s Fables remain a cornerstone of children’s literature. This collection brings together the most famous fables (“The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Tortoise and the Hare”…) along with some lesser-known gems (“The She-Goats and their Beards, “The Bald Man and the Fly,” “A Boar and a Horse”…). The fables are complemented by Attilio’s distinctively minimalist illustrations. Shapes of pure color with enormous communicative power, they create an elegant compositional and chromatic harmony. Marked by their concise, essential style, Sara Marconi’s adaptations make the fables ideal for independent reading as well as to be read aloud as bedtime stories. – Using essential, up-to-date language, Sara Marconi has made these great classics of literature accessible to new readers while remaining faithful to their original style. – Marvelous illustrations by Attilio, winner of the 2019 Italian Andersen Award, enhance the fables in an elegant new picture book for everyone.
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Premi: 2017 Italian Andersen Special Jury Prize 2017 Premio Nati per Leggere 2017 Premio Microeditoria di Qualità 2019 Bologna Ragazzi Award - Toddler category
A writer, painter, designer, and illustrator of children’s books for over 40years, Attilio is an internationally awarded artist.His writing is clear and direct, using short sentences and a gentle sense of humor. Elegant andconcise, his artwork attracts children’s attentionwith its simple lines and brilliant colors.Attilio speaks directly to little readers, with illustrations based on primary geometric shapes andclean black trait.