"A Very Bad Bad Thing", an illustrated children's book, is a fiction inspired by a true, almost unbelievable incident from Europe's contemporary History.
Action begins in Hope, a small beautiful country right “on the edge of the earth“. Hope is famous for three things: the sweet watermelons, the clean blue seas and of course its King, the famous King George.
Suddenly, one day, all countries around Hope begin to fight. One want to eat each other’s watermelons. A watermelon war is on!
As watermellon war approaches Hope, King George leaves country for the Island of Idle Mist. There he stays for years and years, waiting for the war to end.
What will happen? Will King George return? What will be the mysterious advice of Despinella, Hope’s old ‘n wise witch? And why Dino, the Ancient Iron Monster, is involved?
Find out by reading this fascinating, splendidly illustrated book, based on an unbelievable true story. A great tool to introduce kids (and not only) over the concept of randomness.
And moreover, an excellent hint for all of us to start discovering the real charm of History.