This year's Bologna Children's Book Fair had its highlights. Signing copies of PER FAVORE SIGNOR PANDA at my Italian publisher's stand was definitely one of them.
Zoolibri has an absolutely fantastic list of picture books. They've translated some modern beauties by the likes of Klassen, Jeffers and the recently-translated 'A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BEAR SPOTTING by the stupendously talented duo, Michelle Robinson and David Roberts. It's a huge honour to be part of Zoolibri's list.
It was amazing to meet illustrator, Maria Moya, at the stand. I was very touched by Maria's gift - a bespoke drawing of one of her wondrous characters reading PER FAVORE SIGNOR PANDA. Her work is magical.
Below are some photos of my signing, complete with doughnuts! It was great to meet the awesome team behind the big 'Z'.