The Umberto Veronesi Foundation and Geronimo Stilton are sharing a project of great ethical and educational value, aimed at building an awareness in children of the importance that scientific research has for all of us.
The initiative is being realised with the support of the publishing house Piemme, a leader in children’s fiction thanks to the ability to dialogue with children that distinguishes its catalogue, and which has enables it to become a reference point for parents attentive to the needs their children and teachers involved in stimulating a love of reading.
Thanks to his ability to handle even delicate and complex topics with charm and humour, bringing them within the reach of a child, Geronimo Stilton has written a book, The Strange Case of the Blue Pimples, which recounts a very special adventure, set in Topazia, where a strange outbreak of blue pimples pushes grandfather Torquato to turn to the famous doctor and researcher Prof. Toponesi, the Island of Mice’s alter ego of the eminent Professor Umberto Veronesi!
The story continues with the family Stilton on a visit to Professor’s highly modern scientific laboratories: this gives them an opportunity to explain to young readers the importance of safety rules, of how a team of researchers is composed and the significance of research protocols, with the help of explanatory boxes accompanying the text. And all of this with a view to popularizing science in a way that can be assimilated in the early years of life and which is crucial for the training of aware future adults, and using a language and approach suitable for the ages to which they are addressed.
With this book Geronimo Stilton and Edizioni Piemme support the research grants of the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi.