Wonderful things can be accomplished when people come together! In this moving story, a king banishes anyone who looks different than him and builds a wall to keep them away. Soon, he sees that without people with various types of talents and expertise, his kingdom can no longer flourish. Realizing his mistake, he orders the wall to be knocked down so he can meet and thank all the talented people that make the community beautiful. With simple yet profound illustrations, pop-up and disappearing wall elements, and an important lesson about diversity that's relevant to the world today, children will see how a society can be harmed when barriers are built and thrive when people work together.
From the same authors of the popular children's books We Are All Dots and Mario and the Aliens, Giancarlo Macri and Carolina Zanotti provide more tender wisdom in The Wall, along with the colorful visual aid of illustrators Mauro Sacco and Elisa Vallarino.
A great way to introduce kids to the importance of diversity from an early age.--Motherhood Moment
The Wall is a great early stepping stone to human decency.--The Almost Cool Dad
About the Contributors:
Giancarlo Macri is a journalist, writer, actor, and musician, born in Mileto, Italy. He formed the Banda Osiris an Italian music and theater ensemble. He is the author of several children's books.
Carolina Zanotti is an Italian journalist specializing in music and theatre. Passionate about the visual arts, she has participated in several national and international exhibitions. She collaborates on the entertainment section of magazines, and with art galleries. She has written several successful books and theatre shows for children.
Elisa Vallarino and Mauro Sacco have been studying and teaching calligraphy for many years. They also teach illustration at IED Turin. They are married and have one child.