top of page

author/illustrator: Lucas Tortolini, Felicita Sala

ages: 3+

48 pages

24 x 28.4 cm



Comme des géants (Canada)

Sold: Italian, French, Complex Chinese, English (North America), German


My Dog and I

  • A delightfully imaginative story of a girl who’s always wanted a dog, who shows us that love knows no bounds.


    Out for a walk one day, a girl stumbles upon a lost “dog.” Having always wanted a dog of her own, she brings the “little” creature home and takes care of it in secret from her parents. Proud of her new “dog,” she plays with it, feeds it, and even takes it around town — much to the chagrin of the townspeople and other kids who’ve been mean to her in the past.


    But one day, when her “little” friend gets the urge to chase something and ends up wandering off, she finds herself with too much sadness to bear. Will she ever find her “dog” again?



    • Luca Tortolini received the Andersen Award "Miglior Scritore" 2024


    • 2024 D-Pictus Outstanding Picture books



    “A furry friendship certain to be the envy of young readers everywhere! … a charmer of a book, its warm predator/prey relationship much in the same vein as Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Sala, serving both as artist and translator for this tale originally written in Italian by Tortolini, drenches the book in jewel tones that exude a singular comfort.” — Kirkus Reviews 





    Luca Tortolini was born in 1980 and lives in Macerata, Italy. He is a writer and screenwriter. He studied at the DAMS Roma Tre. Besides writing, he is involved in education and the promotion of reading. He has published  books with Orecchio Acerbo, éditions du Rouergue, éditions Notari, éditions Cambourakis etc. His book about  François Truffaut, Il bambino che amava il cinema, by Kite, illustrated by Victoria Semykina, received the 2021 Andersen Award for the Best Illustrated Book.


    Felicita Sala was born in Rome but grew up in Perth. She graduated with Honours in Philosophy and is a selftaught illustrator. She has received several awards: 10 best picture books of 2018 by the New York Times (She Made a Monster), 2020: Premio Andersen as best illustrator in Italy. Her picture book Lunch at Pomegranate Street has been translated in over 10 languages. 




bottom of page