Giuliano Ferri was born in Pesaro, Italy in 1965 and is a graduate of the Urbino Institute of Art, where he specialized in animation. He has illustrated many picture books, which have been published all over the world, including a winner of the “Città di Bitritto” Prize at the sixth Italian National Competition for Children’s Literature. He has exhibited internationally, including at the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair for ten years. Mr. Ferri also works with young people with disabilities, using animation and comic theater as therapy. He lives in Pesaro with his wife Monica and their daughter Alice.