Here comes the bride


Filomena is the tailor of the town. She makes beautiful wedding dresses for all the girls, and she dreams of sewing a wonderful dress for herself one day. But when Ferruccio finally declares his love to her and the big day arrives, Filomena causes a huge mess and things don’t actually go how she has imagined.


This picture book, written by Beatrice Masini and brilliantly illustrated by Anna Laura Canton, won the Andersen Award 2003 for the 0-6-year-old category. Through the misadventures of Filomena, who focuses on her physical appearance so much that she ends up neglecting her future husband, the book invites us not to stop at appearances, to live fully the time we have together with others, and to look at the essence of feelings. Thanks to the playful love story between the protagonists and to the ironic and original illustrations which play with the text by dialoguing with the story, the readers can enjoy a book that conveys a moral and avoids pedantic tones.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Masini, Beatrice

Illustrator(s): Cantone, Anna Laura

Publisher: Tundra

City: Noorthhampton, Massachuesetts

Year: 2010

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9780887768989

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: EN

Original Language: IT

Keywords: Body image, Love, Positive role model

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