Sunday, April 5, 2009

Irish Folktales and Leonardo da Vinci

Kathleen Morris' class at the Village School for Children in Waldwick, New Jersey wrote letters.

Jonathan: Every time I read one of your books I have dreams about it for weeks! My favorite book is JAMIE O'ROURKE AND THE BIG POTATO. The illustrations are so good even Leonardo Da Vinci couldn't draw better!

Tomie: It IS interesting that Leonardo never illustrated any Irish folktales. He must have known that his illustrations would not be good. It was wise of him instead to focus on painting the "Mona Lisa," and other non-Irish themes.