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.
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.