Scholastic publishing is a world I never thought I'd enter until Simone Lattes came to visit me in the studio. According to the young publisher from Turin, textbooks for middle school students are usually conceived as toolboxes, which wear (and more often do not wear), condemn them to a rather short life.
Simone wanted to entrust me with some pages of the three volumes of the anthology for middle schools, believing that the exercise of interpreting an aesthetic image is at least as important as the work of hermeneutics of the text. The bet is to bring art closer to an age group that is normally far from it. I accepted this proposal with commitment, working on illustrating some pages of the great children's books, from Anne Frank's diary to Pinocchio, from the young Holden to Salgari.