Is it really worth being “a good little boy”? Always obeying his parents, always doing his homework and never arriving late? Or is there something more attractive about the brazen immoral luck of Jim, the “bad little boy” who always gets away with his misdeeds?
Mark Twain’s two short stories Story of the good little boy and Story of the bad little boy are retold in this book illustrated by Roger Olmos, whose masterful and ironic images lead us to reflect light-heartedly on the contradictions and contraindications of moral imperatives. Roger Olmos tells the opposite and parallel stories of the two children, and has them meet one another, in a book for all ages… after all, both of them live together inside us all.
Roger Olmos was born in Barcelona on the 23rd December 1975 and became interested in the world of illustration from a very young age. After finishing his studies, he started an apprenticeship as a scientific illustrator at the Dexeus Clinic, then he attended the Llotja Avinyó School of Arts and Crafts and turned to the illustration of children’s books. In 1999 he was selected at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, where he met his first publisher. Since then he has illustrated more than fifty books with about twenty Spanish and international publishers.
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Books published by #logosedizioni: Amigos, Calando, La capra matta, La cosa che fa più male al mondo, Cosimo, La leggenda di Zum, Rompicapo, Seguimi! (una storia d’amore che non ha niente di strano), Senzaparole (book and portfolio), Storia del bambino buono / Storia del bambino cattivo (also available in English and Spanish), Una storia piena di lupi, Stop, La zanzara, Lucia and Lo struffallocero blu.
|Dimensions||cm 19,0 x 24,0|