A reference in children’s and youth literature, he began his career in 1994 as a writer for the Italian magazine Linus. He also writes under the pseudonyms of Taro Miyazawa and Daikon. He currently lives in Genoa, Italy. His illustrated albums and graphic novels have been published in more than twenty-five countries. He has received some of the most important awards in the world of children’s books, such as the Belgium Libbylit Award, the Bologna Ragazzi Special Award and the SNCF Award in France.