Ciondolino - it's a children book first published in 1895 and written by an Italian author (Vamba - www.lfb.it/fff/giorn/aut/v/vamba.htm -italian only sorry) who became famous also for another kids book "Il Giornalino di Gian Burrasca".
Well this copy belonged to my dad, it was a present when he turned 9
so it means the actual book (this edition) is 54 years old.
I loved this book when I was little so I brought it with me at the new house...well...I found Lee USING THIS BOOK AS A RULER because he was too lazy to get a real one. DUH.