Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's Snowing!

"A Tiny Frost Angel," illustration from LADYBUG magazine, December 1997. Copyright 1997 by Tomie dePaola.

It's snowing tonight in New Hampshire. None of the major snowfalls of the past few weeks have come this far north. Snow-lovers are very happy tonight.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Presidents' Day!

Here is George Washington.

Illustration from SHH! WE'RE WRITING THE CONSTITUTION, by Jean Fritz, published by G. P. Putnam's Sons. Illustration Copyright 1987 by Tomie dePaola.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Illustration from THINGS TO MAKE AND DO FOR VALENTINE'S DAY, published by Franklin Watts, Copyright 1967 by Tomie dePaola.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Our L.A. Burdick Fix

We had dinner last night with Gina and Jarrett Krosoczka at the Restaurant at L.A. Burdick Chocolates in Walpole, NH. Here they are in the chocolate shop. The restaurant is a wonderful place to spend time with friends, and the chocolates are incredible. Tomie sent several gift boxes of chocolate penguins to his publisher, PENGUIN Young Readers Group, for Valentine's Day.

Ken Burns, part owner of the restaurant, his wife Julie, and their daughter Olivia, were also at the restaurant and we were able to talk with them for a few minutes. Olivia is reading the "26 Fairmount Avenue" books.

We don't see G and Jarrett enough!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Strega Nona" on Tour

Tomie saw the traveling production of "Strega Nona" at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH, with hundreds of schoolchildren this past Tuesday. Here he is with the cast and tour manager.