Ho pubblicato anche negli Stati Uniti.
Il titolo della storia riporta il nome del protagonista: «Vanuk Vanuk».
L’editore è DOUBLEDAY (Doubleday Company Inc., Garden City, New York), nome storico e fra i più significativi.
Una fra le tante varie recensioni, apparsa su «JOURNAL» a firma del giornalista Gene Shalit:
The author is clearly a mad Milanese who knows how to spin a story that’s lonely with laughs.
First he creates a mythical tip: this will make an unusual gift for that special adult friend who’s devoted to olives, caviar, the Marx Brothers, W:C: Fields and Leonardo da Vinci.
DAGLI USA AL SUD AFRICA
Ma «Vanuk Vanuk» ha fatto molta strada. Dagli Stati Uniti ha attraversato gli Oceani e il tempo, ha raggiunto più nazioni e generazioni. Come prova questa testimonianza da me casualmente rinvenuta in un sito sudafricano che propone libri online:
@ BOOK Southern Africa
Arthur’s picture books:
Just the other day my dad found a battered old favourite called Vanuk Vanuk, a bizarre children’s book by Guido Sperandio that my Dad bought for my Mother on the day I was born. The illustrations are full of little details to discover, and as a child I love nothing more than to do looking for them. No other book has stayed with me quite as firmly over the years
Grazie Arthur, e complimenti a tuo padre per l’ottima scelta.
Parola mia, d’autore.
< Excellent book, for kids and adults!
By Amazon Customer on June 15, 2001
This book is BRILLIANT! A familiar good vs evil plot, beautiful illustrations, and chock full of bizarre situations. Reading this book to a child, and pointing out all the hysterical things in the illustrations, is a complete joy. Definitely worth locating and purchasing used.
By Sparklehorsey on May 6, 2012
I found this book on a sale table in Palo Alto as a child and enjoyed it for many years. It is absolutely brilliant! Cute, funny, dramatic, extremely creative, and wholly original. Later I gave this wonderful book away, and still later I realized that giving it away was a mistake, and I found another copy online. Now my book collection is complete once again.
< Jul 21, 2007 Dan rated it 5 of 5 stars ∗∗∗∗∗
Subversively absurd and wonderfully weird. BOK!
< Sep 30, 2013 Dan Eggleston rated it 5 of 5 stars ∗∗∗∗∗
< Jul 28, 2008 Gavin rated it 5 of 5 stars ∗∗∗∗∗