Various species of animal live in Dirondello wood: little children of 3 to 4 years can get to know them by involvement in enjoyable activities, developed in the Montessori style. By means of lines to trace, shapes to recognise and colour, drawings to cut out and many brightly coloured stickers to place, children gradually learn new information on the features of woodland animals, at the same time developing their cognitive potential. AGES: 3 to 4 AUTHOR: Agnese Baruzzi was born in 1980 and graduated in Graphic Design at ISIA (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in Urbino. She has worked as an illustrator and author since 2001, writing more than 40 children's books that have been published in Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the US, France and South Korea. She holds workshops for children and adults in schools and libraries and provides illustrations for agencies, graphic art studios and publishers. She is a long-standing collaborator of White Star, illustrating Animal Mix & Match, Curious Creatures, Dinosaurs Mix & Match, Dining with Monsters!, Curious Dinosaurs, Topsy-Turvy Monsters, I'm going to eat you!, Puss in boots and Hansel and Gretel.