Thursday, March 4, 2010

Read with a Child!

Tomie created this illustration for the Association of Booksellers for Children in 2004. It was used on the cover of their Best Books for Children catalog and on a poster promoting their campaign "Read with a Child! The most important 20 minutes of your day."

It's one of my (Tomie's Blog blogger's) favorite drawings. Tomie had donated the original artwork to ABC to be used for their auction at BookExpo America. I tried to buy it from ABC before it was offered at the auction, but ABC decided instead to put it in the auction.

It depicts 70-year-old Tomie reading to some of his best known characters and to children.

Illustration Copyright 2004 by Tomie dePaola.