Italian / Italy

Quando un elefante si innamora
(When an elephant falls in love)

Calì, Davide (text)
Lotti, Alice (illus.)
Padova: Kite Ed., 2014. – [28] p.
ISBN 978-88-67450-25-1

Elephant | Love

This book, whose protagonist is a friendly elephant, considers love in a nuanced and highly ironic way. It describes a love that encompasses both light and shadow, that interweaves joy and sadness. A love that inspires one to write letters, to go on diets, to turn red in the face. A love that makes one reflect and observe the clouds and dress elegantly.

The picture book invites readers to experience these feelings vicariously and to be amazed and inspired by the events that life brings with it. The amorous pachyderm’s story is conveyed through a perfect synthesis of the text, written by an internationally known author, and the pictures of a young illustrator, whose debut this is. This gentle, entertaining book takes on a universal topic and is appealing to readers young and old. (Age: 4+)