This is a book for children facing the first day of Kindergarten and for parents who are looking to help to prepare them for this important experience.
Page after page, through colorful illustrations, the children are introduced to themes such as temporary detachment from parents, socialization in a new environment, cultural diversity and the importance of playing together.
The peculiarity of this book is that it turns upside down at the climax, thus highlighting the moment between the “unknown” in the first half of the book and the experience in the second.
The underlying theme of the story is the red bag, which is the same for everyone at the beginning, but becomes personalized when the children choose a symbol. This underlines the fact that, even with their onunique identity, every child is part of a world that unites us and makes us similar.
About the author
My name is Rosa and I was born in Modica, Sicily. After graduating at the IUAV in Venice I did workshops at the International School of Illustration of Sàrmede in Italy and at the Utrechts Centrum voor de Kunsten in Utrecht.
I live and I work in The Netherlands as a freelance illustrator and when it’s possible I dedicate myself to my books and travels. After “A day in Modica” this is my second book as an author/illustrator.
I love my job and if you want to know more about it, follow me on Instagram (@illustrosa) or visit my website: www.illustrosa.com