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Rights Inquiries:

Francesca Segato (picture books, 7-10 fiction)

francesca@camelozampa.com 

Sara Saorin (10+ fiction, essays)

sara@camelozampa.com

 

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Prova a dire Abracadabra!

by Maria Loretta Giraldo

illustrated by Nicoletta Bertelle

TRY AND SAY ABRACADABRA!

All the little birds have learnt to fly. All but one: little Owl just doesn’t seem to get it!
“It’s easy” Turtle says “You just need to say Abracadabra”. Little Owl tries, but OOOPS! He falls to the ground.
“That’s because you need to have your eyes opened AND say Abracadabra” Mouse states. Still, little Owl fails.
“You need to have your eyes opened AND say Abracadabra AND say it loud” Hedgehog explains. And little Owl tries and tries, until...

A sweet and original picture book about doing our best and never giving up... even when saying ABRACADABRA is not really enough!

 

Come un albero

by Rossana Bossù

illustrated by Rossana Bossù

LIKE A TREE

written and illustrated by Rossana Bossù

36 pages full colour cm 21 x 21 open book cm 21 x 42 age 5+

A poetic symphony about life. A gallery of evocative metaphores, a tree and other natural elements giving shape to the actions that make the life of every living creature.

Rights sold: SIMPLIFIED CHINESE, KOREAN

The new picture book by Rossana Bossù award-winning author and illustrator of HOW BIG IS AN ELEPHANT?

Spino

by Ilaria Guarducci

illustrated by Ilaria Guarducci

Thorny lives in a black black wood. He is all covered in spines. He is the most terrifying and evil creature in the forest. One day, though, his spines begin to fall one after the other and soon Thorny finds himself as soft and pink as a marshmallow. What will he do now that he’s not scary anymore?

An exhilarating picture book about how being nice with others makes us feel good!

Il sogno di Youssef

by Isabella Paglia

illustrated by Sonia Maria Luce Possentini

In the Country where two children, Youssef and Maryam, live suddenly a war breaks out. Maryam must follow her Mum on a cargo ship and leave her best friend Youssef. After that, Youssef can only draw a caravel on the wall of his home: it is the ship of discoveries, he was told at school, and one day he will discover where Maryam is. Though his caravel sinks under the ruins of his house, his dream will not.

Un passero per capello

by Monika Filipina

illustrated by Monika Filipina

Sophie spends a lots of time on her own. One day she wakes up because of a loud, unbearable chirping noise around her. She looks in the mirror: she has hundreds of birds in her hair! The birds chirp louder and louder, she cannot hear her piano, or even her own thoughts anymore. But when she meets a girl with hundreds of arguing birds on her hat, Sophie feels somehow less lonely and sad and as they spend time together, talk and play music, the birds fly away. And whenever a couple of birds come back to them, they know what they have to do!

A delicate metaphor of how friendship can lighten your heart: when you are alone, sadness and fears can almost overcome you, yet as soon as a friend arrives, suddenly everything changes

Oscar il gatto custode

by Chiara Valentina Segré

illustrated by Paolo Domeniconi

Oscar lives at Hope House, a big place with many rooms surrounded by trees, together with many grandpas and grandmas, Doctor Goodhelp and Dolores the nurse. Between incursions in the park and expeditions in the dungeons, there is no time to get bored. But oscar is not an ordinary cat: he is a “Guardian Cat”. oscar knows when he is needed. He knows when it is time to stay.

From award-winning creators of LOLA AND I, the touching story of the cat who watches over his friends during their most important journey. 

Based on a true story.

Il pasticcere Giuseppe e la ricetta segreta

by Beatrice Cinci, Francesca Cavallaro

illustrated by Francesca Cavallaro

Too colourful and sugary candies circulate in town. Twinky the Witch cooks them: her plan is to trap and eat all the children!

Only Giuseppe, the pastry chef, could save them. But the evil witch imprisoned him in the dungeons of her castle. Will the children be able to rescue him? And will Giuseppe manage to save them from the witch, with his secret recipe?

A fairy tale to learn that "We Are What We Eat".

Quanto è grande un elefante?

by Rossana Bossù

illustrated by Rossana Bossù

Did you know an elephant is as big as 7 polar bears?

And that it takes 4 lions to make a polar bear?

And that a lion is as big as 3 alligators?

An elegantly illustrated picture book to play with numbers and sizes.

Rights sold: English (UK), Spanish (World), Danish

Le straordinarie macchine del signor Mustacchio

by Ilaria Guarducci

illustrated by Ilaria Guarducci

A strange seller has arrived to town with amazing household appliances… powered by disgusting things! The Booger-Baker turns boogers into delicious cakes; with poo you can make wonderful presents, while farts turn into the sweetest perfumes… Everybody wants one of his machines! But nobody read a warning written in tiny print… After a while, all things transformed will revert to their original state!

MAMMA MAMMUT

by Maria Loretta Giraldo

illustrated by Nicoletta Bertelle

age: 0+

Mammoth Momis a sweet, heart-melting picture book about... a very special Mom. She is just so... big! She can reach everywhere, no matter how high. Her embrace is the sweetest and softest in the world!

A tender story to celebrate children's wonder for all the amazing things their Moms can do!

Mostraz

by Chiara Cavallaro

illustrated by Francesca Cavallaro

The Monsters are coming! But where did they come from? And why did they choose a bookshop to appear? A funny picture book about the wonder of reading.

"Lovely, cheerful... children will surely love it!" (Libri e Marmellata)

Lola e io

by Chiara Valentina Segré

illustrated by Paolo Domeniconi

LOLA AND I

32 pages, hardcover

cm 23 X 30

age 5+

 

A special friendship, made up of little things: the walks in the park, the big chestnut, Gigi’s meat balls, the trips to the sea.

And then Michelangelo the painter, the noun out of your nose in the mountains, and watching spy movies... 

If there is a friendship like this, life can start to be happy again.

 

The touching story of a very special friendship, between a little girl who lost her sight and her guide dog. 

Micioragionamenti

by Alki Zei

illustrated by Francesca Assirelli

CAT'S CHIT-CHAT

32 pages, hardcover

cm 20 x 29

age 5+

 

Mom, the new Dad and the children are leaving for the holydays. Grandma and the cat, Mitsos, will have to remain home, even though TV just announced a great Heat Wave is coming. But who will this Heat Wave be? the cat wonders. There is only one possibile explanation: it is the Wolf, and it is going to eat them!

Modern families’ issues as seen through the eyes of a cat.

A story full of humour by Greece's most famous writer for children. 

A spasso con gli alieni

by Emanuele Cirani

illustrated by Ilaria Guarducci

A RIDE WITH ALIENS

32 pages, hardcover

cm 19,5 x 26

age 4+

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Are we really alone in the Universe? Maybe not! 

With this funny picture book you are sure to encounter incredible creatures from the most remote corners of our galaxy. 

Meet Gigatremus, a giant blue alien with two enormous mouths, and Litanoperyx, which predate using infrasounds. 

Discover how to orientate yourself among galaxies, nebulas and solar systems. 

Look out for the giant Flying Whale and see the most unexpected forms that life can take!

 

 

Buoni, bravi, brutti e cattivi... d'Italia

by Isabella Paglia

illustrated by Francesca Cavallaro

 

What happens when a bunch of kids sneaks into Grandma’s attic? What will come out from those dusty chests? And who were the good, the clever, the bad and the ugly... who made Italy’s history?

7 gatti

by Daniil Charms

illustrated by Alessandra Fusi

7 CATS

24 pages, hardcover

cm 20 x 20

Age 3 +

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What  to  do  if  you  have  to work  as  a  keeper  at  a  cats’ exhibition, but a cat bites you in the leg, two other cats yell at each other, and everyone of them runs away from their cages?

Daniil Charms (1905-1942) was a brilliant author of Russian avant-garde. The short stories he wrote for children, due to their absurd logic and Materialism refusal, were looked on with suspicion by Soviet authories and cost him the confinement in a psychiatric hospital, where he died at the age of 36 years.

Di come Nicolino Punk volò in Brasile e Pierino Spazzoletta non ci ha creduto neanche un po'

by Daniil Charms

illustrated by Sara Stefanini

HOW NICOLINO PUNK FLEW TO BRAZIL

(and Pierino Spazzoletta didn’t believe him)

32 pages, hardcover

cm 19,5 x 26

age 4+

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Nicolino and Pierino decide to go to Brazil. They ask  for an airplane and take  off.  But  did  they  ever  get  to Brazil? Nicolino says they did, and he says that they saw a buffalo, some natives  and  a  monster.  Pierino  disagrees, and says they just saw a cow, some tourists and a car... 

Manuale di Autoconservazione per Bestiacce Notturne

by Emanuela Tinello

illustrated by Giovanni Nori

THE SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR  NIGHT UGLYBEASTS 

32 pages, hardcover

cm 19,5 x 26

age 4+

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Eyes in the night. Mysterious noises. Weird smells... A clever badger will teach us all a Night Beast needs to know to survive! 

Ho to orientate yourself in the darkness? How to recognize predators' footprints? What can you eat at the Night Beasts' Restaurant? 

Dinosauri che mangiavano fatine

by Emanuele Cirani

illustrated by Giovanni Nori

 

DINOSAURS ATE FAIRIES

32 pages, hardcover

cm 19,5 x 26

age 4+

 

Forget about the cute gentle fairies! The true story of the dinosaurs, the most skillful fairy hunters... Did you know that dinosaurs are not extinct?

A picture book about dinosaurs, their origins, their evolution and how they became extinct (but not all of them). A funny story to learn about evolution through adaptation to the environment. 

 

 

Volpito Stregotto, magie

by Francesca Segato

illustrated by Serena Giribuola

 

VOLPITO STREGOTTO, SPELLS

32 pages, hardcover

cm 19,5 x 26

age 4+

 

Volpito the wizard and his assistant, Amanda the  salamander, help the animals of the wood through their charms. But one day, a bully wizard settles in the wood and  all  the  animals  are  afraid  of him...  Moreover, Amanda disappears! The  winner  of  the  spell competition will be the official wizard of the wood. Volpito doesn’t give up...

Il giorno dei soffioni

by Emanuela Tinello

illustrated by Serena Giribuola

DANDELIONS' DAY

 

32 pages, hardcover

cm 19,5 x 26

age 4+

 

Little Gioele loves to gaze at the dandelions. They fly so lightly, they dance in the wind, it would be so beautiful to join them! Gioele doesn't know that there's a special day, when the dream of a child can become true...

Blu!

by Francesca Segato

illustrated by Manuela Paoletti

BLUE!

 

32 pages, hardcover

cm 19,5 x 26

age 4+

 

There's a blue cloud that terrorizes all the insects. But what is it really? Why does it smell so bad when it's afraid, and why does it cry at the sight of flowers? A brave butterfly decides to investigate the mistery...

Tra la terra e l'acqua

by Alessandro Ghebreigziabiher

illustrated by Alessandra Fusi

BETWEEN EARTH AND WATER

 

32 pages, hardcover

cm 19,5 x 26

age 4+

 

Little Crok is lost in the pond. To find his parents, he will have to answer a very difficult question: who is he? Is he a fish that’s got legs? Or an eagle that cannot fly? But why being different is so bad?

Scintilla e i gatti di città

by Francesca Segato

illustrated by Manuela Paoletti

SPARK AND THE CITY CATS

 

32 pages, hardcover

cm 19,5 x 26

age 4+

 

Spark and her friends, Microbe and Virus, decide to visit the city. But the city is not like they had imagined it... maybe the cats who live there need their help!