Run away bear, run!
Scarpetta d'Oro, the awarded tale
"His two new friends helped the bear to overcome this new danger...".
Open the picture book "Un paio a ciascuno" (i. e. A pair of shoes to each one), turn to page 11 and you'll an orange superhero with his mesmerising gaze who rides an horse. He comes on stage to help the little bear with his invisible friend, Ombra. I worked on the illustrations of this picturebook after winning the 22nd edition of the International Children Illustration Contest Scarpetta d'Oro and it happened more or less this way:
1. My illustration based on the theme "to each his own shoes" got the first prize at Scarpetta d'Oro award Organised by ACRIB. 2. The children of "Italia K2" elementary school (Fiesso d'Artico, VE, Italy) wrote a story based on my illustration and wan the school section of the contest. 3. I illustrated the awarded story, whose title is Un paio a ciascuno - A pair of shoes to each one " 4. A pretty picture booklet was edited by ACRIB on the occasion of the author children prizegiving.