The salmon shark created by Marco Terrone and Loris Giordanengo is called Tanone
Taggia – The Pacific emery is a type of shark better known with the terminology of salmon shark, a predator that lives in cold waters of the Pacific, from Alaska to Japan. But what does this fish have in common with the Taggiasca area? It is at the publishing house of Taggia Antea that the editorial project “Tanone lo squalo salmone” was born, written and conceived by Marco Terrone and illustrated by Loris Giordanengo.
Marco Terrone is not only a crime writer, known for his “Fuori dal dark”, “Cattive Radici”, “Nero”, never in this case also the author of children’s books, in fact, as the writer himself explains: «this book presents a story dedicated to the little ones, the story of a salmon that is initially excluded but will later be accepted. Tanone’s adventure is aimed at an audience of kindergartens and elementary schools ».
Leafing through the book we can understand the need that the salmon shark has to feel at ease in both salt and fresh water and this according to the authors would represent humanity itself, often shrouded in restlessness and maladjustment, which however with will of mind and spirit of initiative finds a place in its own world.
«It was really a wonderful experience to make the drawings for this book – says Loris Giordanengo – according to my point of view it is very important to give an image to the written words. The colors used are very lively and the designs are simple and get straight to the point. The compositions are all in watercolor and the cover was made in acrylic ».