Illustration © Annalaura Cantone

I am off on holiday so Library Mice will be dormant for a little while!

In the meantime, you could always check out these posts:
* The illustration is by Annalaura Cantone, one of my favourite Italian illustrators. You can find my review of her Mouldy Monsters here.

* If it is Venice that rocks your boat (excuse the pun), you could always have a look at my Picture Book Carousel special on Venice here.

* If you are after a magical read, I hope my review of John Boyne’s Noah Barleywater Runs Away will encourage you to read it if you haven’t already done so. The link with Italy is not obvious at first, but trust me on this one, you won’t be disappointed.