Friday I’m In Love

It’s still not too late to order ‘the LOVE collection’ on Hardtofind.

While you are ordering listen to this cult classic from the Cure… Friday I’m In Love.

The Love Collection

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What Is This Thing Called Love? at Brunswick Bound

What Is This Thing Called Love?Independent Melbourne bookseller Brunswick Bound highlights Davide Cali and Anna-Laura Cantone’s delightful What is this thing called love? on their news blog:

This book is a wonderful tale, beautifully illustrated and reflects on the beautiful wonder children bring to the world. 

Brunswick Bound can sell you any Davide Cali title, so support an independent bookseller today!

Brunswick Bound is an independent bookstore in the heart of Sydney Road, Brunswick.  Stocking an eclectic range of books, music (cds and vinyl), stationery and jewellery/gifts.  There is always something different to be found on their shelves.

Their recently refurbished upstairs gallery space is also bursting with tantalising gifts for friends, family or for you…..  Nestled in the corner of the exhibition space is a selection of secondhand books and zines/selfpublished books.

What is this thing called love?

What Is This Thing Called Love?

‘A heart-warming exploration … quirky but entertaining illustrations … gently humorous text’ – Canberra Times

What is this thing called love? written by Davide Cali and illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone is a delightful and subtle attempt to explain love to kids – not just romantic love, but the love that binds homes and families together.

‘This is the kind of picture book that gets worn out just from being read, poured over, and loved to death,’ said the Sunday Tasmanian.

Little Emma really wants to know what love is, so asks each member of her family. Not surprisingly, everyone has a slightly different idea of what love is, depending on who they are. In the end, Emma learns that love is revealed in what we do for each other, just as much as it is in what we say.

What is this thing called love

The LOVE Collection

Looking for something special for your partner or kids this Valentine’s Day? Check out ‘the LOVE collection’ on Hardtofind, including I Love Kissing You and What Is This Thing Called Love? both written by Italian author/illustrator Davide Cali (gift wrapped). Both books can also be purchased individually.

The LOVE collection

The LOVE collection

‘You’ll laugh, sigh, giggle and be challenged’: Digital Orthodoxy

An enthusiastic review of Davide Cali and Anna Laura Cantone’s What is this thing called love? from Darren Wright at Digital Orthodoxy, which is a terrific resource for those looking for kids books with substance:

Together with her family Emma begins a search for Love, you’ll laugh, sigh, giggle and be challenged by the questions she asks and the beautifully honest answers her family gives her.

Darren also makes some general comments about our rising star, Davide Cali:

Davide Cali’s stories are beautifully written, innovative, simply structured, deep and touching tales, A Dad Who Measures Up (also written by Cali and illustrated by Cantone) had me at hello while The Enemy and The Bear With The Sword show a different side to Cali’s talent and the power of picture books.

Encouragingly, he also suggests the book isn’t just for kids:

I read this to a few adults over a fortnight ago and it’s already been used in two weddings, I hope I get the book back soon …

If you’d like a special gift-wrapped hardcover copy of What is this thing called love? for a wedding gift, drop us a line.

What is this thing called, love?: blog tour day 11


DAY ELEVEN. Today, independent Melbourne bookseller Brunswick Bound highlights Davide Cali and Anna-Laura Cantone’s delightful What is this thing called love? on their news blog:

This book is a wonderful tale, beautifully illustrated and reflects on the beautiful wonder children bring to the world.

Brunswick Bound can sell you any Davide Cali title, so support an independent bookseller today

Brunswick Bound is an independent bookstore in the heart of Sydney Road, Brunswick.  Stocking an eclectic range of books, music (cds and vinyl), stationery and jewellery/gifts.  There is always something different to be found on their shelves.

Upstairs is a light filled gallery space which features bi-monthly exhibitions of Melbourne artists.  Nestled in the corner of the exhibition space is a selection of secondhand books and zines/selfpublished books.

The Davide Cali blog tour is taking place from 1 to 15 May, as a countdown to Davide’s first visit to Australia from 16 to 28 May. Every day, some of Australia’s most interesting book bloggers will be posting interviews with him, reviewing his books, offering giveaways and maybe giving a sneak peak of his award-winning new book, 10 Little Insects.

You can check out the full blog tour here.

Davide Cali’s 2012 Australian tour is an initiative of the National Year of Reading

Reading for peace and the storyteller’s craft: blog tour day 8

DAY EIGHT. Halfway through the Davide Cali blog tour and we have exciting news of a new reading project for kids, Reading for Social Peace, which Davide Cali will be launching in Melbourne on 24 May during his visit to Australia. Also, popular children’s author and blogger Dee White examines Davide Cali’s approach to creating picture books on her DeeScribe Writing blog.

Reading for Social Peace is a National Year of Reading project devised by Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with book publisher Wilkins Farago.

Inspired by a similar program by the National Library of the Maldives, it aims to use stories to encourage conversation in young people about issues that cause conflict, such as war, cultural differences, and bullying. Two of the texts being used in the program are Davide Cali’s The Enemy (illustrated by Serge Bloch) and The Bear with the Sword (illustrated by Gianluca Foli). As Davide himself puts it:

In both these story there is an enemy. In The Bear with the Sword, the enemy never comes, in The Enemy he’s just there, but in both cases we don’t know him, he’s somebody unknown in some way. The two stories have a similar moral: in the end, the worst enemy is often in us.

For details of the launch on 24 May, which is open to the public, visit the Yarra Plenty Regional Library blog.

Also today, children’s writer Dee White looks at Davide Cali’s craft as a writer on her DeeScribe Writing blog. She pays particularly attention to The Enemy and What is this thing called love?, concluding

I highly recommend Davide Cali’s books as great examples of original, thought-provoking, moving, simple picture books with a complete story arc and strong endings.

The Davide Cali blog tour is taking place from 1 to 15 May, as a countdown to Davide’s first visit to Australia from 16 to 28 May. Every day, some of Australia’s most interesting book bloggers will be posting interviews with him, reviewing his books, offering giveaways and maybe giving a sneak peak of his award-winning new book, 10 Little Insects.

You can check out the full blog tour here.

Davide Cali’s 2012 Australian tour is an initiative of the National Year of Reading