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Simona Ciraolo

Simona Ciraolo

  • 5 stars across 6 books
Simona Ciraolo is a Sardinian born author and illustrator whose buoyantly witty and endearing tales recently won her the Sebastian Walker Award.

Ciraolo studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy, before moving to the United Kingdom where she undertook an MA in children's book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She has also worked as a freelance 2D animator for children's TV shows and illustrated five picture books for an independent Italian publisher.

1st September 2014

Hug Me

Ever feel like you need a hug, a really big hug from someone? That's how Felipe the young cactus feels, but his family j... MoreHug Me

(5 reviews) Review
1st August 2020

Shy Ones

Who’s this? A little flapjack octopus. You may almost have missed him. You see, he’s not the type to stand out in a crow... MoreShy Ones

(4 reviews) Review
3rd December 2020

If Winter Comes, Tell It I'm Not Here

Come summer, autumn or winter, a little boy is going to make the best of it. Nothing is better than summer, swi... MoreIf Winter Comes, Tell It I'm Not Here

(2 reviews) Review
1st September 2022

When Mino Took the Bus

Turning eight weeks old is no ordinary feat, when you are a chipmunk. It's time to say goodbye to mama and set out alone... MoreWhen Mino Took the Bus

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1st June 2016

The Lines on Nana’s Face

It's granny's birthday, but her little granddaughter wonders why, because of the lines on her face, she looks so worried... MoreThe Lines on Nana’s Face

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1st August 2015

Whatever Happened to My Sister

“I’ve had my suspicions for a while. But now I know the truth. Someone has replaced my sister with a girl that looks a l... MoreWhatever Happened to My Sister

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