La strada di Miro (Miro's road)
In a world becoming increasingly faster, Miro rides slowly his bike and that gives him the opportunity to exchange a greeting, a word, a small gift: with the driver of the train, with Aldo and Martha sat at the Belvedere, with Prisca, who sells her vegetables.
The road is long but Miro goes ahead with a light heart, though tired for his day of work. And after having gone through a complete microcosm: a world that, while riding, becomes quieter and bigger, eventually the most beautiful gift is awaiting for him.
The story has some ecological aspects, in fact, Miro chooses to travel by bicycle and to live in the country. But there is also an observation of the territory: the road, that Miro travels, changes while he’s riding his bike: from the chaotic city to the fields and farms, and the wood with its animals.
There are also some reference to integration, it was not by chance that the author chose the name Miro, which leads the readers’minds to faraway countries. And eventually, the most beautiful aspect: the meeting at the end of the road, that will make the readers smile, and will give joy to their hearts.
Echino - Mi specchio in te
Echino grows up and becomes a book with a newspaper inside, to help the youngest know how a paper works. Why does it become a book? Because even if its look is that of a newspaper, its articles are not dated after few days or weeks. Inside it there is all you can find in a real daily newspaper, the ones that adults read: editorial, news, interviews, reportage, mail and games, economy, science and even advertising… yes, but ads to promote ideas not products, which is what Echino actually does.
Each number is thematic, the theme of this number is the gender identity. We try to talk about gender’s roles, hoping to encourage boys and girls playing with stereotypes and discussing the different ways of being a man and a woman, a male or a female.
Our aim is to help boys mirroring in girls, and vice versa.
Echino is perfect to be read at home but even to become a useful help at school to learn and to promote the dialogue. We also would like it to be a funny way to interact with the net, in fact we
suggest follow up materials and activities in internet, connected to the subjects of our book/newspaper. We truly think that the net can be an interesting opportunity for kids to find pieces of information and to satisfy curiosities, wether it’s used in a conscious way and under the supervision of adults.
Mum, tell me how I was born
Subtitle: Tales and nonsense rhymes to explain to the children the assisted conception
The book has two sides: the side A is for the children and contains tales and nonsense; the side B is for parents and contains other articles.
The tales speak about a prince without an heir to the Crown, penguins’ frozen eggs, babies born under Brussels sprout, ducklings not ugly but very special, the life in an ice building and the story of an ancient world named The country of PMA (pma is the italian word for ART). Serenella little pheasant is a female of pheasant which can’t produce eggs and asks some eggs to another female of bird!
Do the assisted conception’s parents tell their children who were born thanks to assisted conception how they have been conceived? If the answer is yes, at what age? The survey, performed on the website Mammeonline.net, tries to answer these questions; the survey introduces the beautiful tales and nonsense rhymes that the parents invented to tell their children about their particular birth.
Some children were born thanks to the gift of a spermatozoon or a oocyte, others thanks to the chance to cryoconserving an embryo, others thanks to the meeting of the mother and the father in a test-tube, but, in any case, the message of our tales is that they were born thanks to the extraordinary love of their parents. The children, reading a tale or listening a nonsene rhyme, make friends with nice characters who help them to understand the extraordinary mystery of their birth.
The book also contains an introduction of the sociologist Dr. Marina Mengarelli Flamigni and an interesting text of the psychologist Dr. Giovanni Micioni.
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This is not a book of magic, though sometimes a powerful spell would be necessary to understand and solve children’s difficulties at school and in their lives. Little Lizard loves helping kids who are living stressful periods, letting them know that children are not all the same and that every single child is special.
This book is written by three mums, two of them are teachers. It was thought for children with specific learning disabilities (SLD), even for those who are still unaware of it; but it’ll be helpful even for those pupils who, without being dyslexic, dysgraphic or dyscalculic, are simply less good in doing something.
It’s also suitable for all the children to understand that their schoolmate doesn’t hate maths or the reason why their best friend is more keen on an exercise of dictation than copying a text, but above all to know that understanding your friends is really very important because it makes you feel closer. And obviously it’s a book suitable for adults, both because even adults sometimes need a help to understand the younger ones and also because at certain times they may need some extra strategies to support their children.
Last but not least this book will be a useful instrument to help teachers work with greater affection and more consciousness that some children need to be understood and helped in the difficulties that come from SLD.
In this book parents and teachers can also find a pamphlet with extra information to learn something more about SLD and how to manage to face up to them.
This book, thought for children with wonderful coloured illustrations, is written with typographic devices which make reading easier.
Thousand and thousand ways of loving
Thousand and thousand ways of loving is our book to tell adoption.
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