32 full color pages + ends/ hardback 22,8 x 25,4 cm / publication October 2021 / € 13,90
A TENDER ILLUSTRATED STORY TO EXPLAIN THE ATTACHMENT THEORY BY JOHN BOWLBY TO ADULTS AND CHILDREN, WRITTEN BY A BEST SELLER PSYCHOTHERAPIST OF THE EVOLUTIONARY AGE
A gentle and poetic story to accompany parents and their kids on a journey in the attachment relationship between them in time, before - but above all - after birth.
Entrusted to the illumintaing metaphor of a “ ball of yarn-parent” that unrolls more and more, all the child’s stages of growth are represented by a light red thread that unravels through the pages while exploring the world around it. Words and illustrations return the key concepts of this path, characterized by opposites (protection and exploration; dipendence andautonomy, inside and outside) to helps families understand with serenity this relationship and how it changes.
The attachment theory by J. Bowlby, which inspires this book, is the absolute reference to understand which educational style to offer in all the growth stages of children. The attachment styles developed in the first months of life mark the lifelong emotional ties .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ALBERTO PELLAI is a doctor and a psychotherapist of the evolutionary age as well as a researcher at the department of bio-medical sciences at the Università degli Studi di Milano. In 2004 the Ministry of Health awarded him the silver medal of merit. His books have sold more than 150.000 copies only in Italy. Among his best seller titles for parents, children and teachers Tutto Troppo Presto, Girl R-evolution, I Papà Vengono da Marte, le Mamme da Venere, L’Età dello Tsunami, Il Metodo Famiglia Felice, all published by DeAgostini. Among the latest titles published Le Cose che Nessuno ha il Coraggio di Dirti prima dei 10 anni and Mentre la Tempesta Colpiva Forte.
His innovative series on the evolutional changes for small kids and their parents Piccole Grandi Sfide has been translated in 10 languages and also by the American Psychological Association. All his parenting books have been translated in several languages.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
ILARIA ZANELLATO is an Italian illustrator that works with several publishing houses, in Italy and abroad. For DeAgostini she illustrated the book “TUTTI DIVERSI”, 2020. She was awarded several prizes, among which the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 2018, China and the 1st Little Hakka International Picture Book Competition.