Roger Olmos, Roberto Aliaga

Publisher: #logosedizioni
Product Code: 9788857602646
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There were big wolves and small wolves.
New born… and elder wolves.

In this short story, we are thrown into a surreal universe in which the wolves of many different fairy tales live together as they wait to be invited to the next literary event. In the meantime, they spend their time as they most like. But then the lack of food calls them all to a common goal, a shared need: to satisfy their hunger! The comings and goings of the wolves from one page to the other requires the complicity and the interaction of the readers, who must hop back and forth with their 5 senses wide awake!
“Once I had read and reread the story I understood that there were no hints of space and time, which made it perfect for me...” says the Catalan illustrator Roger Olmos who – freed from this constraint – has recreated a cheerful and wacky world. For this reason, when we enter this world of wolves we feel like we are entering a playground. The illustrator argues that this universe made of platforms, houses, bridges and sculptures that fit together like the pieces of a puzzle and look like a futuristic film set might frighten the reader. As a counterpoint to a cover looking “a little bit  aggressive” Roger Olmos introduces a shy and curious little wolf who peeps out of a curtain. In so doing, he announces the element of tenderness that permeates the illustrations of the whole story and suggests that the beings that inhabit the pages of the book are not really that terrible. With this idea in mind, he avoids the dark tones that would be more appropriate for the “villains” of a fairy tale and chooses a palette of vibrant oil-colours, which ensures the reader that there is nothing to fear from these cute wolves.

The illustrator:
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 eighty books with about twenty Spanish and international publishers. Lover of animals and activist, he has embraced a vegan lifestyle and has been working for years to promote with his art respect for the environment and all living creatures. He lives with three cats – one with three legs, one deaf and one blind with only half a jaw – and two dogs, a 19 year old arthritic one and a 12 year old big boy.

Awards and acknowledgments:
• In the years 1999, 2002 and 2005 he was selected for the Illustrator’s Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
• Selected for The White Raven 2002 (Tío Lobo, kalandraka)
• Selected for The White Raven 2004 (El Libro de las Fábulas, Ediciones B)
• Menzione speciale White Ravens 2006, for La cosa che fa più male al mondo, OQO/#logosedizioni
• Premio Llibreter de Álbum Ilustrado 2006, for La cosa che fa più male al mondo, OQO/#logosedizioni
• Premio Lazarillo de Álbum Ilustrado 2008, for El príncipe de los enredos, Edelvives
• Premio 400Colpi, Torredilibri 2015, for Senzaparole, #logosedizioni
• Premio del Ministerio de Cultura de España al mejor libro ilustrado categoría infantil y juvenil 2016, for La leggenda di Zum

Books published by #logosedizioni: 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), The Story of the Good Little Boy / The Story of the Bad Little Boy (also available in Italian and Spanish), Una storia piena di lupi, Stop, AmigosLa Zanzara, Lucia, Lo struffallocero bluLa foca bianca e Grindadráp.

Book Info
Illustrator Roger Olmos
Author Roberto Aliaga
Series OQO
Publication date 2012
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions cm 25,0 x 24,0
Pages 40
Language/s Italian
Collection SERIE O
Weight 0.48 kg
Title Publication Date
BAMBINI PDF 01-03-2013
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