Davide Calì began his career in 1994 as a cartoon writer for the Italian magazine Linus. He started writing children’s books in 2000, and since then he has published nearly 100 book for children; the first four of which he illustrated himself. His book Piano Piano received a 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award and the Switzerland Enfantaisies Prize. His book I Can’t Wait won the 2005 Baobob Prize. Calì has received the Belgium Libbylit Award, and France’s SNCF award. His books have been published in the US, Canada, England, France, Italy, and Portugal, and translations of his books have been published in over 30 countries. He is the author of the bestselling book and series I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… (Chronicle, 2014), illustrated by Benjamin Chaud, which has garnered nearly 50 editions across the series. Davide is also an avid guitarist and founding member of the band, The Bacon Brothers.
*A special thanks to Benjamin Chaud for illustrating Davide's portrait for our website.