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The girl with the occupied eyes

A menina com os olhos ocupados

André Carrilho

Bertrand Editora | July 2020 | 48 Pages | 21,5 x 27 cm | hardcover

A little girl never stops looking at her phone, not noticing a series of fantastic events around her. Even if a friendly bear wants to give her a hug, she doesn't stop looking at what she thinks is more alluring. Until one day... she discovers a wonderful world waiting for her!

Written and illustrated by the renowned André Carrilho, this is a story that encourages children to rethink their use of technology and to engage with immediate reality.

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  • Winner Portuguese National Illustration Award 2021
  • Gold Medal Society of Illustrators 63 NY
  • Selected for Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2021
  • Merit Award 3x3mag International Illustration Show n.18
  • Winner Grand Prix Hiii Illustration 2020
  • The winning work stands out for the exceptional quality and mastering of watercolour in all its potentialities, giving it movement, expressiveness and depth. The author explores a current and pressing theme, reinforcing the bond between grown-ups and children without neglecting the imaginary linked to childhood.

    Jury of the Portuguese National Illustration Award