Silvia Bonanni

An illustrator from Milan, after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera she published her first illustrations in women's publications. She made her debut in children's literature by illustrating a famous nursery rhyme by Gianni Rodari for Emme edizioni, published in France by Rue du Monde, with whom she began a happy and successful working partnership. For Il Castoro editore, she illustrated three volumes of Bernard Friot's stories, the first of which,"Il mio mondo a testa in giù", won the Premio Andersen 2009. She is also the author of a number of different books, including "Zoo di cose", "Disegnare con le forbici" and "Mio fratello è un animale" . She has worked with published such as Fatatrac, Einaudi Ragazzi, Editoriale Scienza, Eli readers, Bruno Mondadori, Principato editore, Palumbo editore, Pearson, Hachette-Rusconi, Rizzoli and Djeco and her books have been translated and released in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Brazil, Iran and Korea. Selected at several competitions, she has exhibited her work in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in libraries and she has taken part in many children's book festivals. For over ten years she has promoted promotes education on the image holding, with particular attention on the theme of recycling, workshops of expression in schools, museums and libraries in Italy and France. Her website is

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