If apples had teeth what would happen? They would bite back, of course! And if pickles were tickled? They would never be sour. If you open this book, you will also find out what would happen if turtles were chickens, if mushrooms had hair, and many other IF’s. Published for the first time in 1960,  this was Shirley and Milton Glaser’s first children’s book together and is now recovered by Bruaá in an edition that will be published not only in Portugal, but also in Spain, France, Italy, U.S.A and China.


Represented and distributed in Portugal by Bruaá, Redstone Press are the publishers of surprising books and games. From Soviet graphic arts to psychological tests to their iconic diary with a different theme each year- each subject is explored in an original and imaginative way. We hope you enjoy looking around! Visit the Redstone Press page.


Here are the most recent foreign editions of our books: A Casa que Voou in Korean, A Rainhas das Rãs in Chinese and Tu Vês o que eu vejo? in Italian. Ten more in preparation. Stay tuned.



After getting the FNLIJ 2016 Highly Recommendable mention in the translation/adaptation category, “A rainha das rãs não pode molhar os pés”, by Davide Cali and Marco Somà, was now selected by Crescer Magazine as one of the best books published in Brazil in 2016




Dear friends, it’s with great joy that we share with your these great news: Violeta Lópiz has just won the 2016 Ilustrarte edition with the illustrations made for Friends from the Heart (Amigos do Peito), with Claudio Thebas’s text. Congratulations, Violeta.
The jury, Serge Bloch (french illustrator), Juanjo Oller (spanish, illustrator and publisher), Johanna Benz (german illustrator, winner of Ilustrarte 2014) and Joana Astolfi (portuguese architect and designer), dalso awarded three special mentions were awarded to the works of Ingrid Godon (Belgium), Jesus Cisneros (Spain) and Claudia Palmarucci (Italy). Find here all the 50 selected illustrators.


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Born and raised at the Almanaque magazine’s office, this amusement happens when Alexandre O’Neill, standing before the precious “treasure box” of designer Sebastião Rodrigues, opened his ear to the embarrassed silence of those typographic elements and started recording its voices.





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What book is this? What animal is this? Hold the page to the light and you will see.
In most books you look at the page in order to see the pictures, but not on this one. To see the full picture, and find the solution to the animal riddles, you need to look through the pages. Created by Ed Emberley in the late 70s, this playful book was born without an expiration date. The design keeps its freshness, and the original and ingenious see through game proves once again the full interactive character of paper, which never ceases to amaze readers of all ages. Without batteries to run out, this book will be hard to put down.

E tu, vês o que eu vejo? | Bruaá Editora



Thank you very much to all illustrators, publishers, agents and friends that shared with us their “fantasia e invenzione”. See you soon.

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The English blog Picturebook Makers invited Violeta Lópiz to write about the process of illustrating the book “Friends from the heart”. Here is the link to the text where, with Lisbon as scenario and the soundtrack of José Afonso’s music, she shares the challenges faced with this picture book. Don’t miss it.


“Amigo não tem apelido: amigo tem endereço”, escreve Cláudio Thebas, autor brasileiro que criou o texto ilustrado pela espanhola Violeta Lópiz. A proposta é associar a amizade a uma poética do espaço urbano, onde os apelidos das pessoas são substituídos por lugares. Sigam-nos.

– Carla Maia de Almeida, Revista Ler


A book without words that says so much. A narrative where we see reflected all the returns and all the family reunions in that common house to which we never stop wishing to come back. We return to memories of spaces, smells, sounds and people that welcome us in their sameness or with the surprise of those little big details that strike us for the first time. With the return comes the unpacking of suitcases and ideas that we took so well packed when we left. But above all, and because not everything fits in a suitcase, it exceeds its weight, we continually return to renew energies where everything starts and finishes: family.