The world of Nicoletta Costa offers many exciting new products including games, playbooks and books to brighten and enrich the Christmas of the youngest children.
Nicoletta Costa is an illustrator and author considered to be the leading interpreter of the childhood planet in Italy. Christmas 2022 will be more fun, colorful and richer with Nicoletta Costa’s new games.
About to hit the market is the Sabbiarelli Smart Kit In the world of Giulio & Olga, dedicated to two of the illustrator’s most beloved characters, Giulio Coniglio and Nuvola Olga. The kit contains 7 pre-glued designs to color with the naturally sparkling sand of Sabbiarelli, 8 refillable pens and 2 peel-offs. Suitable for ages 4 and up, it will begin to be available online at the Nicoletta Costa Store, on the official Sabbiarelli website and in selected retail outlets from November 14.
Already enjoying great success are Plush & Company SRL’s plush toys inspired by the television series Nina & Olga, launched in mid-October and found in major toy stores and also in bookstores, sold separately and in pairs. Nina is recognizable by her curly red hair, and the iconic Cloud Olga is white and soft, just as all children have always dreamed of her.
Nina & Olga are at the center of Ludattica products as well, such as Le carte dell’amicizia, with 48 cards illustrated by Nicoletta Costa to discover the many nuances of friendship, suitable for young and old, and the Puzzle cerca trova, with images from the TV series of the same name, regularly aired on Rai Yoyo, equipped with a special wooden magnifying glass to unearth many hidden elements in the reconstructed image.
Ludattica has also created wonderful new game-books. Among them we cannot fail to point out for this Christmas Una giornata con Nina & Olga, in which the sequencing of actions in time is explained, thanks also to the interlocking game that teaches children the succession of activities in the day. Facciamo la pace? con Nina & Olga, the book with many illustrated skits describes situations-typical situations in which the two friends address issues such as peaceful conflict resolution, while through play children practice positive actions in order to move forward in the journey, such as giving a hug to a loved one. Both playbooks feature images from the popular TV series.
In I mesi e le stagioni con l’albero Giovanni, the cuddly character created by Nicoletta Costa more than 30 years ago returns to explain the changing of the seasons in a simple way: the book has lots of pictures to color and activities, and the 3D logical association game allows children to reconstruct the puzzle of the months and the tree of seasons. Finally, the Olga cloud dreamcatcher contains an accordion book with high-contrast images, featuring Olga’s friends with sweet nursery rhymes. Also in the box is a cardboard dreamcatcher to build and hang in the nursery next to the child’s bed.
Notable new releases from the world of books for very young readers include Tante storie da 3 Minuti. Nina & Olga (Mondadori – Libri per Ragazzi), which collects many short stories about the adventures of the two inseparable friends taken directly from the successful TV series; Le Stagioni dell’Albero Giovanni (Emme Edizioni), with four tales to discover the seasons and the transformations of the world with Albero Giovanni and several funny characters born from the genius of Nicoletta Costa; La Strenna di Natale Un mondo di amici con Giulio Coniglio (Franco Cosimo Panini), a rich, large-format volume that takes the young reader into the Lark Woods where Giulio Coniglio and his friends live, to read unpublished cartoon stories and learn about the seasons and days of the week with beautifully detailed illustrations.
All the products will be available in the coming days on the Nicoletta Costa Store (www.nicolettacostastore.com), Nicoletta Costa’s official online store containing her entire world, as well as in the best book and game stores throughout Italy, thanks to the valuable collaboration with the prestigious partners who enable the creation of these unique and extremely valuable goods, true Made in Italy excellences for the little ones.