The Lines on Nana's Face by Simona Ciraolo
  

The Lines on Nana's Face

Written by Simona Ciraolo
Illustrated by Simona Ciraolo

Synopsis

The Lines on Nana's Face by Simona Ciraolo

In this imaginative picture book, a little girl learns all about the precious moments and memories in her grandma's life.

Reviews

A sweet intergenerational t te- -t te. --Kirkus Reviews [...] The art and the pace sell the journey. Nana and the girl talk in bright close-ups

The revelation that older relatives were once young is always a surprise for younger people, and Ciraolo (Whatever Happened to My Sister?) presents Nana's story in a way that's affectionate and never patronizing. --Publisher's Weekly

The intimate, present-day moments with granddaughter and grandmother involve close-ups of the girl, pointing to her Nana's face on white, uncluttered spreads, which alternate with the colorful, wordless, full-bleed spreads that depict the past. Ciraolo, born in Sardinia, captures body language well, just as she did in last year's Whatever Happened to My Sister?, another tender story of familial bonds. --Julie Danielson

Each line on granny's face tell a unique story in this playful and endearing exchange between grandmother and granddaughter. The illustrations are both vibrant and soft in this book with multi generational appeal. --The Wandering Bookseller

This is a sweet book that addresses old age with a cute explanation (non scientific, sure, but oh-so-sweet) about wrinkles. Simona has a real knack for being able to tackle tough subjects in picture books, and she does it in such a pleasant and endearing way. --Book Nerd Mommy

About the Author

Simona Ciraolo studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy, before moving to the UK, where she worked in advertising, children’s television and on feature films. She then went on to undertake the prestigious MA in Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, where she was awarded the Sebastian Walker Award 2014. Born in Sardinia, Italy, Simona now lives in London.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Simona Ciraolo
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Author's Website

simonaciraolo.com/

Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st June 2016

ISBN

9781909263987


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