Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here is Cecilia Yung, art director for the Penguin Young Readers Group imprints of G. P. Putnam's Sons and Philomel Books, at the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators conference in New York City on February 1. Tomie couldn't attend the conference because he was recovering from pneumonia. He asked Cecilia, in his absence, to choose the winner of his illustration award. Here she is announcing the award, and doing her best impression of Tomie by wearing one of his hats.