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FRANCESCO ZITO

FRANCESCO ZITO
FRANCESCO ZITO
Photo by Ilaria Magliocchetti Lombi
FRANCESCO ZITO
FRANCESCO ZITO

Young children start walking spontaneously, following the example of the adults who guide them to put one foot in front of the other. Children learn from what they see. Francesco Zito learnt firstly how to hold a pencil and then how to walk, following in the artistic footsteps of his family. At only 23, in 2011, he published his first splendid book. In a short time, his artistic heritage gave rise to many other successes, from the publishers Edizioni EL, Giunti and Mondadori, to the point that now you can no longer count them on two hands. They are stars that cross Italy, go abroad and take their chances in universe as lively as the island of Neverland. His talent it’s clear to see, it is a tangible sign of his Peter Pan soul. He understood, since the beginning, that his art must leave traces of colour. Kids learn from what they read. The stories of Bebo e Bice are a series of books for the popularisation of science aimed at preschool age children, published by Editoriale Scienza. The text is provided by the Tecnoscienza group, while the characters are born of Francesco, who since 2015, has breathed life into Bebo, a pink worm with dreadlocks, and to Bice, a spectacled flea with long plaits. He has watched them grow in the joyful, shaded worlds he has sketched just for them. He has used digital drawings to reproduce traditional techniques and to slowly welcome in the younger reader. He has created settings and infused them with tiny details to include even non-verbal language from the two likeable protagonists. Through his pages, children learn to experience scientific discoveries, by means of simple, engaging experiments. Francesco has created Bebo and Bice in his own image, drawing characters who use their imagination as an opportunity to grow and learn.

 

The has been written by Elisa Cappai, writer.

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