Bernardo P. Carvalho (1973) is a writer and illustrator for children and young adults. He studied visual communication and co-founded the Planet Tangerina publishing house in 1999, where he works today. He has received numerous national and international awards for his work, including the Opera Prima Award at the Bologna Book Fair in 2015. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages of the world.
The initial illustration consists of 142 pieces: triangles, quadrangles, circles, semi-circles and dots in yellow, green, red, blue, orange and purple. As we browse through the book, we also follow two stories: on one side, there are elements, on the other, they are added together; on one side, the illustration breaks apart, to be re-built on the other. A visually astonishing and stunningly simple book that enriches the imagination and invites you to play.
Teacher's Corner: Silent Books
We invite parents and educators to shared reading of silent books with children, and have prepared some advice to make the reading experience exciting and memorable.