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Book review: ‘The Mother of Monsters’

In English, from 5yo.

A story from South Africa. Ntombi is a fearless princess who wants to jump, run, sing and shout. Her fatehr wants her to marry but she refuses to do it before she saw the Illulange river where the Mother of Monsters live!

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Book review: ‘Giulio Coniglio e la nave pirata’

In Italian, from 2yo.

The porcupine Ignazio has a great idea, he convinces his friend Giulio the rabbit and Tomazo the mouse to play pirates. GIrls are not allowed on board but the snail Laura manages to sneak on board. What is the plan of the ferocious pirates?

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Book review: ‘Su o giu?’

In Italian, from 0yo.

Learn the opposites with this beautiful book. A refined work of paper in which silhouettes of animals and objects are cut out on black paper and become well-defined shadows on a coloured background.

Fun way to learn opposites with your little one, such as up and down, fast and slow…

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Book review: ‘L’isola del tesoro’

In Italian, from 8yo.

Rediscover this classic by Stevenson in Italian. the story has been adapted to suit young language learners. Young Jim Hawkins has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . .

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Book review: ‘Bella’s adventures in Africa’

In English, from 4yo.

Great book to learn a little bit about Africa through Bella’s trips. Bella and her parents visit 7 countries and they will live an adventure in each story that will teach us about a cultural aspect.

Ideal book to make your child travel, imagine and learn about Africa.

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Book review: ‘La strega rossella’

In Italian, from 4yo.

One of our favourite stories ‘Room on the broom’. A witch travels on her broomstick with her cat. He is not too happy when the dog and other animals join them. A dragon wants to eat the witch and all the animals have to join forces together to save her.

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Book review: ‘A caccia dell’ orso’

In Italian, from 2yo.

We are going on a bear hunt, we are going to catch a big one… Rediscover this all times favourite in Italian. Your little reader will love this sturdy board book.

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Book review: ‘Giuseppe Verdi – Compositore d’Opera Italiano’

Bilingual English-Italian, from 6yo.

This is a great resources to learn about the famous Italian Opera Composer Giuseppe Verdi. You will find out about his life and work, fun facts. It also comes with question to test the understanding of the readers and the lyrics and translation of the ‘Va, Pensiero’ song.

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Book review: ‘Artemisia vuele dipingere’

Bilingual English-Italian, from 4yo.

400 years ago, in Rome, lived a young girl, Artemisa. She is the daughter of a famous painter Orazio Gentileschi. She too loved painting, her would let her practise on canvas scarps. One day, her father received an important order. A painting which had to be ready in a very short period of time. Orazio worked day and night siding several weeks to fulfil the order. The painting was nearly finished and was due to be collected the following day. However, Artemisia’s father was so exhausted that her daughter could not wake him up. She decided to finish the painting the way her dad had shown her to preserve her father’s impeccable reputation. The client was impressed with the final painting and Orazio was very proud of his daughter. From that day onwards, Artemisa was allowed to practise on new canvas and she became the most famous female painter of her time.

Great bilingual book for Italian learners who will reinforce their language as well as culture.

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