I was super lucky to see Gianni Rodari when I was in elementary school.
I have to say that I remember almost nothing about him, it was two decades ago; but I vaguely remember he did some beautiful drawings on the blackboard and that these, line upon line, became other shapes, other subjects. We kids remained amazed by this man.
Although I don't remember much about him, that day he surely left something inside me; so much that I don't lose any opportunity to buy his works when I happen to find them.
This is a 7'' record I found, it is titled: "carols in the sky and on earth (after rain)"