Piano Piano
Author: Davide Cali
Illustrator: Eric Heliot
ISBN: 9780980416565 (PB)
ISBN: 9780980416534 (HB)

In this funny and entertaining picture book about finding your passion, young Marcolino doesn’t want to practise the piano.

‘When I was your age, I played for hours,’ Mum insists, but Grandfather remembers things rather differently. He helps Marcolino find the musical instrument that’s right for him – and it’s a real surprise!

Created by two of Europe’s most acclaimed creators of books for children, Davide Cali and Eric Heliot (France’s leading children’s illustrator).

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  • Special Mention – Bologna Children’s Book Fair Ragazzi Awards
  • Outstanding International Book – USBBY

‘Cali is nothing if not diverse in his choice of subjects to explore. He treats them with keen perception and creativity. Allied with gifted illustrators, his books are always memorable. Highly recommended.’ ~ Magpies

‘The sharp text … the pictures brim with goofy details … it all adds up to a highly satisfying uncovering of a parent’s feet of clay.’ ~ Publishers Weekly