A Year Among the Trees


12 portraits of trees to awaken curiosity and the desire to play outdoors.
To know and love the green world of plants around us.
To be lulled to the rhythm of short poetic texts and contemplate images rich with colours and details to be discovered!

The cherry tree, with delicious fruits, attracts children and little birds.
The linden with its scent makes bees and more fall in love.
The beech has a thick and unkempt foliage, which changes colour a thousand times.

  • A picture book written by Valentina Levrini, illustrated by the unmistakable hand of Irene Penazzi.

GENRE Picture Book
FIRST PUBLISHER Terre di Mezzo (Italy), 2023


Irene Penazzi (Lugo, 1989) is a freelance illustrator and author based in Italy. She has a degree in Illustration from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, with an internship at the Hamburg University of Applied Science (HAW), Germany. She has collaborated with Hamelin Associazione Culturale (Bologna) and Cineteca di Bologna. She has got mentions in comic and illustration contests and works with Italian publishers Terre di mezzo Editore (Milan), Editoriale Scienza (Trieste), Franco Cosimo Panini (Modena), Il Sicomoro and Il Pozzo di Giacobbe (Trapani), and French publishers Maison Eliza (Nantes) and Bayard Jeunesse (Montrouge).