The reviewer says, “The colors are obvious and effective, and the ridiculous twist at the end is paced beautifully. Tweens and teens who have outgrown Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew will be tickled by this send-up of the genre.”
Great little review of our latest picture book, Gaetan Doremus’ Empty Fridge, on the Babyology website.
Davide Cali is all over the August edition of the Children’s Book Council’s official journal, Reading Time.
New book alert! Our latest kids picture book, Empty Fridge by Gaetan Doremus, is released today and we’re delighted to announce it has been selected by Readings Books Music Film as their Kids Book of the Month for August.
Heather McAllister, author of ‘Who You Are is What You Do’ has been interviewed on ABC Radio by Richard Stubbs about her book, released this month.
‘This hilarious take on an entymological murder mystery is a joy to read’ – Kids Book Review’s passionately positive review of Davide Cali and Vincent Pianina’s 10 Little Insects
Today, independent Melbourne bookseller Brunswick Bound highlights Davide Cali and Anna-Laura Cantone’s ‘What is this thing called love?’ on their news blog. Davide Cali blog tour day 11.
Today, it’s the turn of My Little Bookcase. The blog’s creator Jackie Small has managed to extract five confessions from Davide Cali, and is also the latest to rave about Cali and Vincent Pianina’s forthcoming graphic novel, 10 Little Insects.
“Genius.” My Book Corner’s verdict on Davide Cali and Vincent Pianina’s forthcoming ’10 Little Insects’. Cali blog tour, day 3.
The Davide Cali blog tour is up and running, and we have some fantastic posts and giveaways from the lovely book bloggers participating.
‘The Red Piano’ going down well with schools and libraries
Red Piano ‘a solemn and beautiful presentation’: Lift Bridge Books
‘It’s hard not to be moved by this biography of Zhu Xiao-Mei, the young pianist who plays for the love of music in a hostile situation.’
‘I feel strongly that this is a particularly special book for a father to share with his son because it is strong, yet sentimental.’ – My Little Bookcase reviews ‘Sam and his Dad’
‘The blurb on the back of this book sums up the story as a celebration not only of dad but of all the little pleasures of family life. I couldn’t agree more!’. ‘Sam and his dad’ reviewed in the September issue of Magpies Magazine.
‘Davide Cali has given us some really wonderful picture books, including ‘I like Chocolate’ and ‘Piano Piano’, but this one really takes the cake.’ Excerpt from Sunday Tasmanian review of ‘What is this thing called love?’
‘Every library at every level should own this book. Every teacher should read it to their class.’
‘A gorgeous slice-of-life look at a typical family and their idiosyncrasies’: Kids Book Review
Davide Cali and Gianluca Foli’s marvellous fable, The Bear with the Sword, is listed as a recommended resource for Years 1 to 3 in Western Australian primary schools.
A great list of books for Father’s Day on the My Little Bookcase website. Two of our titles are featured.
‘With an inky illustrative style almost reminiscent at times of Quentin Blake, but with a gentler air, Sam and His Dad is a portrait of fatherly and filial love. It avoids sentimentalism with its wit and veracity. First published in France in 2009, it has been produced here as a stylish hardback.’ – THE AGE
Another excellent review of Davide Cali and Anna-Laura Cantone’s new picture book, ‘What is this Thing Called Love?’, this time in Brisbane’s ‘Courier-Mail’.
A great review of ‘Sam and His Dad’ in the Brisbane Sunday Mail’s U on Sunday magazine.
A nice little plug for David Cali and Anna Laura Cantone’s new picture book, ‘What is this thing called love?’, on the blog of Ulysses Bookstore.
‘3 Wishes for Pugman is guaranteed to leave a smile on the face of the most addled reader!’ – The Canberra Times
‘Heart-warming’ … ‘quirky’ …’entertaining’ … ‘gently humorous’ … The Canberra Times approves of ‘What is this thing called Love?’
It is fittingly apt that a book on the nature of love was initially published in French, says Magpies magazine of Davide Cali’s ‘What is this thing called love?’
A good first review of Sebastian Meschenmoser’s 3 Wishes for Pugman in the July issue of Magpies magazine.
A nice positive review from Tania McCartney on Kids Book Review. Here’s an extract: Cali once again touches the heart strings whilst simultaneously gadding about with romping humour – and a cleverly honed level of perception that really gives the brain a workout. You can read the full review here, and view the book trailer here. […]
Cali gives us yet another creative, thoughtful, emotive book filled with his typical humour, rhythm and sheer talent for engaging the reader.