I Am A Leaf

One day I am blowing, One day I can't get going

One day blazing sun
One day there is none...
If some day you want me
don’t ask who I am now
One day I will be a leaf
if you will be my bough

  • Day after day, different moods, in search of the right moment, of one’s stability.

  • We are leaves that twirl and play, fall and rise again, but we all need a branch, a place to be welcomed and loved.


GENRE Picture Book
FIRST PUBLISHER Bacchilega Junior (Italy), 2020


Angelo Mozzillo was born in Naples in 1988 and lives in Milan. A collector of stories, he always likes to discover new ones and, when he can’t find any, he invents his own. He shuffles and rearranges words like a deck of cards, giving us stories, scripts, articles and nursery rhymes. His books include: “Io sono foglia” (Bacchilega Junior, 2020), "Giacomino Già che sei in piedi" (Biancoenero, 2020), “Quanto è piccolo il mondo" (VerbaVolant, 2019), "Viola e la luna" (Nomos, 2019), "Il Natale dell'orco Narice" (Eli La Spiga, 2019), "Abita qui Mimì?" (VerbaVolant, 2018).



An illustrator from Rimini, Marianna graduated in fashion and works on promotional and publishing projects for children. Drawing is her profession, as well as her favourite tool for communicating and exploring the world. She likes to experiment with combinations of traditional and digital tools, drawing and photography in particular. In 2018, she won the Nati per Leggere award with her first photo-illustrated book Il viaggio di Piedino, Bacchilega Junior.
Alongside drawing, she teaches a visual communication seminar for the University of Bologna’s fashion department in Rimini. She writes about books and educational activities related to drawing for the magazines “Ad Un Tratto” and “Occhiovolante”.