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JAG - Barefoot Books Spring 2023 Catalogue

Our World: Italy
By (author): Francesca Di Marzo Illustrated by: Naida Mazzenga
Francesca Di Marzo ,

Illustrated by :

Naida Mazzenga


Barefoot Books



Product Form:

Board book
Board book


Juvenile: Age (years) 0 - 4, Grade (US) P - P
Apr 04, 2023
$12.99 CAD


165.1 x 170.18 x 17.02 mm | 0.98 lb

Page Count:

20 pages
Barefoot Books
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Europe
It's time for a day in Italy. We'll play a game of soccer, enjoy paninis and gelato, and have fun until it's time for buonanotte. Italian author Francesca Di Marzo and illustrator Naida Mazzenga draw on their lived experiences in Italy to create an authentic picture of modern Italian life as part of the Our World Series for very young readers.

AVOIDS STEREOTYPES: A focus on daily life in Italy, rather than landmarks, offers real insights into this culture that will resonate with children from all over the world.
SERIES: Part of the Our World series of global board books for very young readers.
AUTHENTIC: Italian author and illustrator Francesca Di Marzo and Naida Mazzenga draw on their lived experience of life in Italy to create this book.

Francesca Di Marzo was born and raised in Rome, Italy. She is an art historian whose thesis focused on the Renaissance painter Raphael. She worked in several contemporary art museums in Europe as art educator, with a particular propensity for school-age children and teenagers. Since 2011 she has been a tour guide in her hometown and specializes in family tours. In 2016, became the co-founder of a children's bookshop in a suburb of Rome.

Naida Mazzenga is an Italian freelance illustrator. After graduating from ISIAU (IT) and an Erasmus at Escola Massana (BCN), she settled in Barcelona, where she currently lives and works. Naida loves to travel and get lost, seeing new worlds and learning about new perspectives.

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