On a Magical Do-Nothing Day
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About the Author
Beatrice Alemagna was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1973. At eight years old she knew she would become a painter and a writer. Since then she has published more than thirty books all over the world--from France and Italy to Japan and the United States. Some of her books available in the United States include A Lion in Paris, which Kirkus Reviews called an "artful, whimsical delight," and The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy, which won the 2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award. Beatrice makes her home in Paris, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
Visit her at www.beatricealemagna.com.
"Naive and childlike yet so very sophisticated. Lovely."--Lane Smith, Best-selling illustrator of The Stinky Cheese Man
"Heartbreakingly beautiful. You get the sense that she becomes totally lost in it while drawing and as a viewer you want to do the same. I think this might be Beatrice's most breathtaking work yet.--Julie Morstad, award-winning illustrator of Julia, Child and Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
"The name Beatrice means 'she who brings happiness.' Her work is not necessarily happy all the time-and I am grateful for that-but it is always is strong and delicate, lyrical and honest, all at the same time."--Sergio Ruzzier, award-winning illustrator of This is Not a Picture Book
"Seeing A Lion in Paris made me realize how beautiful picture books can be."--Chris Haughton, award-winning illustrator of Shh! We Have a Plan
"Something remarkable waits in every corner of Beatrice Alemagna's world. Her work makes me feel like a child again."--Brendan Wenzel, Caldecott-Honor Medalist for They All Saw a Cat
★ "Will resonate with young people just making their own discoveries and finding them precious. An effective argument for unplugged exploration, submitted through startlingly beautiful words and pictures."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★ "Here true magic is found in the simple but transformative act of experiencing nature."--Booklist (starred review)
★ "Alemagna demonstrates an uncanny knack for rendering emotional experience with line and color in this intimate and distinctive story. The spreads ignite with the warm glow of discovery."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)