Italian picture book introduced to Vietnamese children

The Vietnamese version of ‘Il venditore di felicità’ (The Seller of Happiness), a picture book by Italian writer Davide Cali and illustrator Marco Soma, has been introduced to Vietnamese children.
The Vietnamese version of the book
The Vietnamese version of the book

The book was translated and released in Vietnam by Crabit Kidbooks Publishing House. It has been published and is widely known in Germany, France, Spain, and the Republic of Korea,

With an imaginative voice in writing and eye-catching drawings, author Davide Cali and illustrator Marco Soma open up a magical imaginary world of animals to young readers, thereby telling a fascinating story of Mr. Pigeon, the seller of happiness.

The way each character in the book responds to happiness represents the different ways each of us defines happiness. Therefore, the book is for everyone, not just for children.

Born in 1972, Davide Cali is a Swiss-born Italian writer of picture books and graphic novels, primarily for children and young adults. His books have been published in 25 countries and translated into more than 30 languages.

Marco Somà, 39, is a prestigious Italian illustrator. He is highly regarded in Europe and his illustrations have been chosen and exhibited at the Bologna Book Fair in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016. He was named winner of the Best Illustrator of the Andersen Prize 2019.