‘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’
‘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.
‘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?’
Here is an interview with the German author and illustrator of 3 Wishes for Pugman, Sebastian Meschenmoser.
The keenly-awaited reprint of ‘The Red Piano’ has arrived in the warehouse.
Here is an interview with the illustrator of ‘What is This Thing Called Love?’, Italian Anna Laura Cantone.
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.
Our latest book trailer is for ‘Sam and His Dad’ by Serge Bloch, our Father’s Day title. Let us know what you think!
Father’s Day falls on the first Sunday in September in Australia, and this year we’ve got the perfect Father’s Day gift for the dad with a young family.
‘The Red Piano’ has been chosen for this year’s Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Drama exam.
We’ve put together a little video to give you a taste of Davide Cali’s new picture book for kids, ‘What is this Thing Called Love?’ (June 2011).
We’re delighted to announce we have reach agreement to publish Davide Cali and Anna Laura Cantone’s latest picture book for kids, ‘What is this thing called Love?’
There’s a short animated Spanish language film of David Cali and Anna Laura Cantone’s ‘A Dad Who Measure Up’. Click to have a look.
Cali gives us yet another creative, thoughtful, emotive book filled with his typical humour, rhythm and sheer talent for engaging the reader.
Why? Put simply, people who read this book fall in love with this book. We certainly did, and you will too.
Fay Tran lists the things you can do to help your child improve their spelling and reading.
‘Dazzling collage, pencil and paint illustrations from Barroux create a beautiful chiaroscuro of tension and release.’ – Kirkus Reviews previews US release of The Red Piano
‘The book’s strength lies … in the addressing of the entire literacy problem, ways forward and in its encouragement of deeper investigation and care on a kid-by-kid basis.’ Education Today
‘A novel portrait of the mysteriously intertwined lives of city dwellers, and an almost philosophical reflection on the nature of time.’ – Publishers Weekly
‘Picture books such as “The Red Piano” are a wonderful way to introduce inquiring younger readers to different events in world history.’
Written in a clear, approachable, intelligent voice with an obvious passion for helping children achieve their very best, this book is a wonderful resource.