And Then It Was Time

And then it was time. And that moment will return, time and again.

If you're curious, generous and starry-eyed enough. A small book telling of great things, of how life is a story that never ends… taking on new colours, forms and depth with every passing month and year.

  • The cycle of life narrated with the lightest of touches, through simple illustrations and contemporary language.

  • A book of few words and captivating emotions, the kind only great authors can convey.


GENRE Picture Book
FIRST PUBLISHER Salani (Italy), 2019


Pierdomenico grew up in an old house with a library containing more than 20,000 volumes. A writer and journalist, his books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. Today he is considered one of the greatest Italian children’s authors.




Born in Genoa, illustrator Anna Pirolli moved to Milan to study illustration at the European Institute of Design, where she graduated in 2001. She has worked as a freelance illustrator and art director for companies such as Mondadori, Pearson, Vogue, MTV, Kinder Ferrero, Telecom, Nickelodeon, Furla, Zecchino d’oro, Disney, following the creative process from concept to creation. She's also a visiting professor at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, where she teaches design applied to the arts. Despite her love for traditional techniques, her artwork is mostly digital. Ironically, her dream-like, suspended atmospheres often don't look digital at all. Her first picture book, I Hate My Cats, written by Davide Calì, was published by Chronicle Books in October 2018.