Again, Dad!

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A father and a daughter, the story of a life still to be discovered.

A father and daughter who face daily life from birth to adulthood and share moments of joy, discovery, sweetness, pain, experiencing together their first steps, first loves, exams, driving licenses, marriage, motherhood. Aware that every moment is unique and that life always reserves new challenges to face, always together. 

  • A father-daughter relationship (Father's Day).
  • A picture book that’s carefree and profound at the same time, the story of a life to be lived and savoured to the full.


GENRE Picture Book
FIRST PUBLISHER Terre di mezzo (Italy), 2020 


Genoese by birth, a bookseller by family inheritance, and then a trainer and executive coach, Mariapaola today deals with writing and training. Between 2018 and 2020 she published “Filo il mio amico immaginario” (Eli Publishing), “Case nel mondo” (ElectaKids), “La collana della nonna” (Tandem-Il Castoro), “Emma. Aspirante Cupido” and “Orgoglio e pregiudizio. Mai fidarsi delle apparenze” (Hop edizioni), “Fuga da campo sventura” (Bonelli Kids), “Il grande viaggio di Naoki” (Jaca Book), “Ancora, papà” (Terre di Mezzo), “Storie di ragazzi che cambiano il mondo” (Electa Junior), “Angela Davis e Rosa Parks” (Beccogiallo). She coordinates the training and reading promotion project “Omero – Gli scrittori raccontano i libri” (Writers telling their books), conducts creative writing workshops and carries out interviews with illustrators, because she still hopes to learn to draw.



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).