Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.
He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.
Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.
Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.
- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.
Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:
- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association
copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
It could have more words considering most of the pages are just tell it yourself pictures very little story line BUT I give it 5 stars because it is a wonderful theme I love the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Casey bieber
I should have read the "one star" reviews. I love the art of Tomie dePaola but there is so little text that my grandson and I got through this book in about 2 minutes,... Read morePublished 3 days ago by jennie
Amother wonderful book by de Paola and one of my grand-daughter's favotie. She fills in the words.Published 5 days ago by Granny
This isn't a read-to, but is sort of a read-with, and actually is a look-at-it-and-make-it-up-as-you-go-along. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Pop Bop
I will give it a two as the illustrations are cute. Problem is, it shows for reading level ages 4-8. If you are looking for a picture book, this is for you. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Cindy R.
Beautiful book. Perfect for my preschool class. The illustrations are beautiful and vivid. Great book!Published 1 month ago by R & S