~Written and Illustrated by Nicoletta Costa
Julio Bunny has a great passion for carrots. One night he has a dream. Julio is in the Land of carrots with his friends Tommy Mouse and Sally Snail. They encounter unusual events and Julio's lovely dream is transformed into an adventure. What happens to the friends next?
NICOLETTA COSTA was born in Trieste (Italy) in 1953, where she was brought up and still lives today. After graduating in Architecture in 1978 at the University of Venice (Italy), she dedicated herself exclusively to her great passion: illustrating and writing books for children. Her most famous character is Julio Bunny an overly timid rabbit, but good natured,
with long fuzzy ears and a great passion for carrots.
NICOLETTA COSTA has been awarded various international prizes:
1986 Catalonia d'Illustraciòn Award (Barcelona)
1988 Golden Pen Award (Belgrade)
1989 Christian Andersen
1994 Christian Andersen
2002 Grinzane Junior Award
Julio the Bunny and the Land of the Carrot Trees is an exciting interactive adventure about a little bunny and his great love for carrots.
After feasting on Katie's delicious carrot pie, Julio is stuffed and ready for bed, but that night he has a crazy dream about carrot fairies and beautiful carrot trees. His poor friend Tommy Mouse doesn't like carrots and Camilla the Carrot Fairy begins to cry and cry until a river of tears flows. Julio Bunny can't swim and awakes with a fright. Realizing it was all a dream, Julio hears Tommy calling him to breakfast at Katie's house. Will there be carrots?
The illustrations are just as magical as the carrot trees in Julio's dream and readers will enjoy the pop-up questions and information provided through the interactive feature.
Julio Bunny and the Land of the Carrot Trees is such an imaginative created for the purpose of bringing delight to young readers. I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available from KiteReaders on iTunes and Amazon.