Elementary school is not easy when you have braces and everyone is teasing you. This is exactly what is happening to Giovanni, called Giò, until suddenly… he travels through time to prehistoric days!
Janna Carioli’s fantastic tale will help children confront their difficulties with a light touch.
Giovanni is on a class trip at the archeological park. But he is not having a good day. Tommaso, the class bully, is teasing him calling him “metal mouth” because of his braces. Viola, the little girl that Giovanni likes, crumples up the drawing he made for her in front of everyone. A storm is brewing and the students hurry to take shelter in the caves, but Giò doesn’t move: all he needs now is for them to see him crying, and this he refuses. Suddenly a lightning bolt flashes down from the sky and lands right near where Giò is standing …
Janna Carioli is the creator of many television shows for adults and for children, as well as of theatrical works, too. Her children’s books have won many awards over the years. She works with a number of newspapers and magazines in Italy. She has conducted research on music and popular traditions and likes to use music as a ‘sound track’ for many of her children’s books.