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Beatrice Alemagna - Author

About the Author

Beatrice Alemagna is an acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books, including Harold Snipperpot's Best Disaster Ever and The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty, for which she was awarded the 2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award.

Books by Beatrice Alemagna

The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Eddie knows her mum would love a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty for her birthday. The only problem is that she doesn't know what a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty is, or where to find one! Join Eddie as she tours the whole town, trying to track down the perfect present.

The Big Little Thing

The Big Little Thing

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

`IT ARRIVED ONE MORNING WHEN NO-ONE WAS LOOKING' It unexpectedly arrived. It brushed past someone in the street. It weaves its way in and out of people on the street. It catches people completely unaware. But what is this It? They call It . . . happiness! A beautiful new book from award-winning illustrator and author Beatrice Alemagna that explores the wonderful way that happiness enters our lives and changes the way we look at the world.

Harold Snipperpot's Best Disaster Ever

Harold Snipperpot's Best Disaster Ever

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2019

Harold is turning seven years old. He's never had a real birthday party. His parents are too grumpy. But this year is going to be different. Thanks to an amazing man named Mr. Ponzio, something incredible is going to happen on Harold's birthday - and it's going to be absolutely extraordinary

On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2018

WINNER of the 2018 4-11 Picture Book Awards (Fiction 4-7 category) One of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2017 All I want to do on a rainy day like today is play my game, but my mum says it's a waste of time. The game drives my mum mad. She takes it away. I take it back. I wish Dad had come with us on this rainy, grey weekend. Without my game, nothing is fun. On the other hand, maybe I'm wrong about that...

On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

A compelling, magical picture book with whimsical, stunning art and heartfelt, charming text, from award-winning illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. Hands down, Beatrice Alemagna is my favorite contemporary illustrator, said the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Last Stop on Market Street, Christian Robinson. All I want to do on a rainy day like today is play my game. My mom says it's a waste of time, but without my game, nothing is fun! On the other hand, maybe I'm wrong about that...While reading On a Magical Do-Nothing Day, one gets the sense that the illustrator became lost in her drawings, and as a reader, you will want to do the same. Perfect for fans of picture books by Julie Morstad, Carson Ellis, Jon Klassen, and Tomi Ungerer. From the creator of The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy and A Lion in Paris!

What Is a Child?

What Is a Child?

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/02/2016

A child has small hands, small feet and small ears, but that does not mean they have small ideas. From the best-selling author of A Lion in Paris comes this beautifully illustrated celebration of what makes every child unique. Through bold and sensitively observed portraits and a thought-provoking text, Beatrice Alemagna inspires children, and adults reading with them, to consider their own identity. Destined to become a classic, What is a Child? is a must-have for every school, library, and bedside table.

The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

Eddie knows her mum would love a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty for her birthday. The only problem is that she doesn't know what a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty is, or where to find one! Join Eddie as she tours the whole town, trying to track down the perfect present.

Little Big Boubo

Little Big Boubo

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

I'm not a baby anymore, believe me. I can walk backwards without falling over...almost! The latest book from award-winning illustrator Beatrice Alemagna is a tender and humorous reflection on toddlerhood that will strike a chord with parents and toddlers alike. Boubo is eager to show that he's not a baby anymore - he knows he is on his way to being a 'big kid' and is proud to demonstrate his new-found abilities to prove his case. Little Big Boubo portrays a unique stage of child development with empathy and humour, and is a delightful celebration of a parent's love from one of the most prominent and exciting illustrators working today.

A Lion in Paris

A Lion in Paris

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2014

A Lion in Paris is widely regarded as the most accomplished book by multi-award-winning children's author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. It tells the story of a lion who, bored by his rural life in the savannah, seeks excitement and opportunity in the city of light. On arrival in Paris the lion is disappointed to find that despite his size, people barely pay attention to him, not even when he lets out a ferocious roar on the busy Metro. Taking in the sights and sounds of Paris this beautifully illustrated book successfully conveys the experience of being a stranger in a new city and the process of understanding our own identity.

Bugs at Christmas

Bugs at Christmas

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2013

A touching story about the different ways to celebrate Christmas.

The Bug Next Door

The Bug Next Door

Author: Beatrice Alemagna Format: Novelty book Release Date: 30/04/2012

Little Speckled Bug is in bed with a cold when a mysterious new neighbour comes knocking at his door. He has never met a girl bug before, and is excited and captivated by how different she from him. But as they talk about what to eat and what to play, Little Speckled Bug realizes that they just can't agree on anything. It seems like little boy bugs and little girl bugs are just too different to get along with each other... But then again, she makes him feel so happy! This third book from the charming world of Bugs in a Blanket is a simple, endearing story about difference, tolerance and identity. Illustrated through warm, texture-rich felted wool and fabrics, this cosy book is perfect to share with little ones at bedtime.

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