Quando gli animali non avevano la coda (When animals had no tails)
A long time ago, animals had no tail. But it was a big problem: the dog could not wag his tail to the master, the fox could not make himself beautiful, the horse could not chase flies away… So one day the lion gathered his subjects and distributed tails to everyone. The first ones received the best tails, the last ones…
A tale of African tradition reinterpreted in a modern and fun way about the importance of what sometimes seems like a detail. Colored animals inhabit a new city and surprise us with their unusual morals which, at times, seem to give an imaginative explanation to the strange laws of the world.
Anselmo Roveda - illustrations by Elisabetta Civardi
Anselmo Roveda is a journalist and author from Genoa. He is the editorial coordinator of the monthly journal “Andersen”. Among his books, Nino e la mafia (Coccole Books) and Le avventure dei pirati di Capitan Salgari (EDT Giralangolo).
Elisabetta Civardi lives and works in Genoa where she was artistically trained between comics, illustrated books and contemporary painting. She also realizes artistic workshops for children from 2 to 16 years old.