My Book Corner’s very own superstar reviewer, Bruna De Luca, has her very first picture book coming out, and, I couldn’t be more excited!! I’ve had a sneak, early peek at this story and it’s good. REALLY good.
Absolutely bowled over to be revealing the fabulous cover of I’m Not Cute, I’m Dangerous by Bruna De Luca and Benedetta Capriotti…
We all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but Illustrator Benedetta Capriotti (Benni) and Maverick designer Aimee Hayes have done such a fabulous job of showing us the heart of Fifi’s conflict – how Fifi views herself vs how others see her – that Fifi would forgive you, this once. Do take care judging Fifi herself by her appearance, however, as this cutesy wootsy dangerous crocodile has found out how to turn her biggest problem into her biggest, and rather fiendish, strength.
I’M NOT CUTE, I’M DANGEROUS will be sneaking up on you in August 2021…but here’s a little look inside while you wait!
“I am so excited about this book hitting the shelves! It was one of those titles which just kept coming back to our editorial meetings because we all loved to read it out loud. It is a special book too, as the illustrations were started during April 2020, the first lockdown, and it offered a bit of comic relief during a strange time in the world. Bruna and Benni were great to work with and are both very talented!”
Editor Kimara Nye
BRUNA DE LUCA
Bruna loves writing children’s books almost as much as she loves reading them, but finds the latter much easier. A member of SCBWI and The Golden Egg Academy, Bruna can be found in cafés dotted around the Scottish Borders, pen in one hand, pastry fork in the other.
Benedetta was born in Italy, in a seaside town of the central region Marche. Since she was a child she has had a great passion for drawing and art. At high school she would draw on Greek and Latin books, so she chose to attend a professional School of Fashion and Technical Drawing. Afterwards she joined the Illustration class at the International School of Comics in Rome.