Valerio Vidali is an Italian illustrator and picture book author. His book The Forest was a New York Time’s Best Illustrated book of 2018, as was his book Jemmy Button in 2013. His work has also received the Grand Prix of ILUSTRARTE, the International Biennal of Illustration; the CJ Picture Book Award and various honours. His latest book Hundred is nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award. Valerio lives and works in Porto, Portugal.