I Didn't Expect...


A picture book that celebrates the unexpected little things.

I didn't expect...
To go out with a scarf and umbrella, but then suddenly the sky is blue!
To meet a cat that has popped up from who knows where, and who wants to make friends with you.
To see a flower bloom in a vase that has been empty for a long time.

A poem that invites active observation of the world and all the beauty you can discover if only you take a better look around you. The world is full of beauty, even in times of pandemic, war or famine. You just need to know how to look for it.

  • Gentle, unexpected emotions that light up our lives and surprise us every day, in every latitude, at every age.

  • Winner of the 2022 Livio Sossi editorial illustration prize, presented during Lucca Comics & Games 2022.

GENRE Picture book
FIRST PUBLISHER Terre di Mezzo (Italy), 2022