What is our curious friend Ciacio doing alone in the forest? He's following a strange butterfly. He encounters many obstacles along his way—and is still out when night falls! Luckily, he's not really alone, but among helpful, new friends. Ciacio ('CHA-choh,' rhymes with STOP-go) Ciacio is a rabbit-bear. He is small but very special. He goes on long journeys to visit extraordinary places all over the world. His curiosity sometimes puts him in peril, but his sweetness always brings help from charming, new friends. He is excited to tell you about the fascinating and beautiful places he's been! Sarah Khoury is an Italian illustrator and author, based in Antibes, France. Born in 1984, she has loved drawing since she was a child. She is a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts, Venice and specializes in illustration for children. Ciacio is the protagonist of Sarah's picture books series, she created this character as a tribute to her favourite childhood puppet.