A love story with nothing strange about it
A grey elephant with purple beauty spots, who lives in the forest, falls in love with a black ant with a wasp’s waist. His love is matched, but to be together they have a long road ahead of them. The ant invites the elephant to follow her and the elephant doesn’t give it a second thought. In for a penny, in for a pound, the elephant travels along the road flanked by trees, goes to the bottom of a sewing box, swims inside a bottle of water… After having come so far, the elephant and the ant meet up and enjoy their love together, a love with a wasp’s waist and purple beauty spots… that doesn’t have anything strange about it!
José Campanari presents in his first illustrated album, an amusing, hilarious, surrealist story. With a great sense of humour, he brings us close to a dearly loved character, able to take any road, no matter how difficult it may seem, for love.
In a second reading, Follow me tells us of a love story without preconceptions, able to overcome any type of barrier and differences (size, colour, culture, habits…).
Roger Olmos takes advantage of the surrealist tone of the story to create in a convincing way impossible spaces, full of humour and tenderness. He enriches it with a wealth of detail and great mastery in the strokes in the distinct scenes. The images achieve a special empathy with the reader, who shall find distinct humoristic winks in each reading, stimulating the curiosity and the imagination of the smallest.
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 25,0 x 24,0|