Davide Cali

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Davide Cali
Born 1972
Occupation Writer
Nationality Italian
Genre Children's books

Davide Cali (born 1972) is a Swiss-born Italian writer of picture books and graphic novels, primarily for children and young adults. He lives in Italy. His work has been published in 25 countries and translated into many languages. He also writes under the pseudonyms Taro Miyazawa and Daikon.[1]



Works originally published in Italian[edit]

  • Storia di Alfonso e del suo cane Boris, illustrated by the author, 2000
  • Mi piace il cioccolato (English translation: I love chocolate), illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi, 2001
  • Zaccaria cane parlante e altre storie di animali, illustrated by the author, 2002
  • Il gatto verde, illustrated by the author, 2002
  • La collezione di biscotti, illustrated by Evelynn Daviddi, 2006
  • Due eroi sono troppi, illustrated by Miguel Tanco, 2006
  • Voglio una mamma-robot (English translation: Mama Robot), illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone, 2007
  • Quel che vorrei, illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi, 2007
  • L'orso con la spada (English translation: The Bear with the Sword), illustrated by Gianluca Foli, 2008
  • L'isola del piccolo mostro nero-nero, illustrated by Philip Giordano, 2008
  • Auto-futuro, illustrated by Maurizio Santucci, 2011
  • Il bambino a rotelle, illustrated by Simone Frasca, 2011
  • La prossima volta!, illustrated by Gianni Peg, 2011
  • Mondo fantastico, co-authors Federica Iacobelli, Vanessa Sorrentino, illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi, Carlotta Costanzi, Massimo Ottoni, Marco Paci, 2011
  • Signor Alce, illustrated by Sara Welponer, 2012
  • Mi chiamo Qinuq, illustrated by Leire Salaberria, 2013
  • Mio papà, il grande pirata, illustrated by Maurizio Quarello, 2013
  • Polline – Una storia d'amore, illustrated by Monica Barengo, 2013
  • Pum, Pum!, illustrated by Maddalena Gerli, Zoolibri, 2014
  • Quando un elefante si innamora, illustrated by Alice Lotti, Kite Edizioni, 2014
  • Un giorno, senza un perché, illustrated by Monica Barengo, Kite Edizioni, 2014

Works originally published in French[edit]

  • Un papa sur mesure (English translation: A Dad Who Measures Up), illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone, 2004
  • Juste a ce moment-là, illustrated by José Saraiva, 2004
  • Piano Piano (English translation: Piano Piano), illustrated by Éric Heliot, 2005
  • Bernard et moi, illustrated by Éric Heliot, 2005
  • Moi, j'attends (English translation: I Can't Wait), illustrated by Serge Bloch, 2005
  • La vie de chapeau, illustrated by Éric Heliot, 2006
  • Si je fusse une grenouille, illustrated by Benedicte Guettier, 2006
  • L'ennemi (English translation: The Enemy), illustrated by Serge Bloch), 2007
  • Leopold, Chien de divan, illustrated by Camille Jourdy, 2008
  • J'aime t'embrasser (English translation: I Love Kissing You), illustrated by Serge Bloch, 2008
  • La revanche des aubergines, illustrated by Éric Héliot, 2009
  • Marlène Baleine, illustrated by Sonja Bougaeva, 2009
  • C'est quoi l'amour? (English translation: What Is This Thing Called Love?), illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone, 2011
  • Monstres et légendes (English translation: Monsters & Legends: Cyclops, Krakens, Mermaids and Other Imaginary Creatures That Really Existed!), illustrated by Gabriella Giandelli, 2011
  • Coccinelles cherchent maison (English translation: The Great House Hunt), illustrated by Marc Boutavant, 2011
  • Quand je ferme les jeux ..., illustrated by Robin, 2011
  • 10 petits tanks s’en vont en guerre (English translation: 10 tanks were going to the war), illustrated by the author, 2012
  • Petit Inuit (English translation: The Little Eskimo), illustrated by Maurizio Quarello, 2012
  • Bons baisers ratés de Paris, illustrated by Anne Rouquette, 2012
  • Paris 2050, illustrated by Ale+Ale, 2012
  • Tendres bêtises à faire quand on est amoureux, illustrated by Robin, 2013
  • Un week-end de repos absolu, illustrated by Alexandra Huard, 2013
  • Les jours hibou, illustrated by Vincent Mathy, 2013
  • Le grand livre de la bagarre, illustrated by Serge Bloch, 2013
  • Elle est où la ligne, illustrated by Joelle Jolivet, 2014
  • Bons baisers ratés de Venise, illustrated by Isabella Mazzanti, 2014
  • Vide-grenier, illustrated by Marie Dorleans, Sarbacane, 2014
  • Le perroquet de l’Empereur, illustrated by Chiaki Miyamoto, Nobi-Nobi, 2014

Works originally published in German[edit]

  • Die Geschichte der Roten Nasen und der Roten Ohren, illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey, 2007
  • Omas unglaubliche Reise, illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone, 2008

Works originally published in Spanish (Argentina)[edit]

  • Spaghetti, illustrated by the author, 2008

Works originally published in Portuguese[edit]

  • Um dia, um guarda-chuva, illustrated by Valerio Vidali, 2011
  • A rainha das rãs não pode molhar os pés, illustrated by Marco Somà, 2012
  • Arturo, photos by Ninamasina, 2012

Works originally published in English (USA)[edit]

  • I didn’t do my homeworks because, illustrated by Benjamin Chaud, Chronicle Books

Comics & graphic novels[edit]

  • Le costume de Père Noël (English translation: Santa's Suit), illustrated by Éric Heliot, 2005 (France)
  • Pas de crotte pour moi, illustrated by David De Thuin, 2006 (France)
  • Il faut sauver le sapin Marcel, illustrated by Clothilde Perrin, 2008 (France)
  • Jérôme et les formis rouges, illustrated by Juliette Boulard, 2010 (France)
  • Mission Kraken! Les aventures de l'intrépide équipe O.C.E.A.N., illustrated by Vincent Bourgeau, 2011 (France)
  • Super Potamo, illustrated by Raphaëlle Barbanègre, September 2013 (Spain)
  • Adam et Eve: le Paradis perdure (for adults), ill. Yannick Robert, Varoum, 2014

The series of 10 Petits Insectes (France)[edit]

  • 10 petits insectes (Book One) (English translation: 10 Little Insects), illustrated by Vincent Pianina, 2009'
  • 10 petits insects dans le brouillard (Book Two), illustrated by Vincent Pianina, 2011
  • 10 petits insectes. Retour vers le passé (Book Three), illustrated by Vincent Pianina, 2013

The series of Cruelle Joëlle (France)[edit]

  • Cruelle Joëlle: la vie n'est pas si simple, Madame Mort! (Book One), illustrated by Ninie, 2010
  • Cruelle Joëlle: week-end frisson au lac crystal! (Book Two), illustrated by Ninie, 2012
  • Cruelle Joëlle, une journee d'enfer (Book Three), illustrated by Ninie, 2013


Works originally published in French[edit]

  • L'amour? C'est mathématique!, May 2013


  • Moi, j’attends, developed by: France Televisions Distribution SA,© Les films d'ici 2, la Station Animation, les éditions Sarbacane, 2013

Theatre Adaptations[edit]

  • Moi, j’attends, Compagnie O’Navio Théâtre, 2010 (Limoges, France)
  • L’ennemi, Compagnie Art tout Chaud, 2010 (Amiens, France)
  • L’ennemi,[2] MicMac Théâtre, 2010 (Belgique)
  • Pouce! (from L'Ennemi),[3] Compagnie Marche ou rêve, 2010 (Toulouse, France)
  • Mon Père le grand pirate, Compagnie Marche ou rêve, 2014 (Toulouse, France)


  1. ^ March 2010 interview with Citrouille magazine, http://lsj.hautetfort.com/archive/2009/11/18/5f6e1889198e3d59bf5aa58cb6e51e37.html
  2. ^ L’Ennemi, MicMac Théâtre, 2010 (Belgique), http://www.micmactheatre.be/
  3. ^ Pouce! (from L’Ennemi), Compagnie Marche ou rêve, 2008 (Toulouse, France),http://marchoureve.free.fr/ and http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbrhtv_pouce_fun

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