Anna Lavatelli
It' Christmas Time, Bimbambel!

illustrations by Giulia Orecchia.
32 pages, 14 euros, isbn 978-88-8212-592-9

ęAnd then, dad?Ľ. Dad and son, Bimbambelís main characters, come back to this new successful book of Anna Lavatelliís. Itís Christmas time and the baby, before going to sleep, wants his dad to tell him his fantastic adventures. And dad doesnít stand on ceremony. Here you have him as a lonely hero, or a brave adventurer in exotic sceneries. Powerful imagination and new exciting illustrations in a book full of colours and amusement.


Anna Lavatelli is one of the best Italian children writers. She started to write childrenís books in 1986, always with great success (for Piemme: Paola is not mad; for Interlinea: 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.


Giulia Orecchia is one of the most established illustrators in Italy and has been awarded many prizes. For Interlinea published Santa Claus and False Santas and Bimbambel.

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