The book was published for the first time in 1972 in the series “Tantibambini” edited by Bruno Munari for Einaudi.
Iris Colombo is a small grey bird that flies across coloured landscapes that leave a little of their shade on her body. At least, her house will be the raibow...
The author and illustrator of this book is Giancarlo Iliprandi. He was a graphic designer and author of books on the language of graphics. He worked in Milan, where he was born under the sign of Pisces. But from his studio he could see only doves and blackbirds. On a stormy day one of these doves seems to have inspired the little book you are holding.
This book is also available in English.