Anna Lavatelli is one of the best Italian children
writers. She started to write children’s books in 1986, always with great
success (for Piemme: Paola is not mad; for Interlinea: It’s
Christmas Time, Bimbambel, The mystery of the missing smile,
Who set the library on fire?, Maso Ciucciamaso, Tales of the
Magi and Frog nursery-rhymes. Frog tales with Emanuele Luzzati).
She has been awarded many prizes, among which the Lazzarillo prize and the
Andersen-Baia delle favole prize. Thanks to Bimbambel, in 2005 she
was awarded the Andersen prize as the best Italian author.