Tuesday, June 29, 2010


F & G's (folded and gathered proofs) of Tomie's Spring 2011 book, LET THE WHOLE EARTH SING PRAISE, were just delivered by Rob, the FedEx guy. Here's the front cover.

From the front jacket flap:
"Celebrate Your World! There's joy to be found everywhere you look -- the sun and moon, mountains and rivers, plants and animals, and all people, young and old. Inspired by Old Testament Scripture and the beautiful folk art of the Otomi people of Puebla, Mexico, beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola praises the beauty of Creation, making this book a delight to share with the whole family."

Publication is expected before April 22, Earth Day, 2011.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I Love Rockwell's at the Inn!

A fifth favorite place in New Hampshire: Rockwell's at the Inn. Tomie and Jerod Rockwell, chef/owner, are standing outside the restaurant and New London Inn.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Love Spring Ledge Farm!

Another stop at a New Hampshire Favorite Place! Here Tomie is with Greg Berger (co-owner with his wife Astrid) of Spring Ledge Farm.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Irises From Tomie's Garden

I Love Morgan Hill Bookstore!

Another one of Tomie's favorite places in New Hampshire is Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London, New Hampshire. Here he is with co-owner Peggy Holliday.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

I Love Art of Nature!

The second place Tomie visited during his stops at favorite places was Art of Nature in New London, New Hampshire. Here he is with owner Mauli McDonald.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I Love Burdick's!

Tomie went shopping Thursday at Burdick Chocolates in Walpole, New Hampshire. He needed a birthday gift for a birthday party. The birthday girl will be 90, and the party will be hosted by Governor John and Dr. Susan Lynch. Although the birthday girl doesn't want gifts, it is known that she likes chocolates and scotch. Burdick's sells chocolates WITH scotch in them.

As to the "I love it here" sign, the State of New Hampshire is once again asking the public, and a selected few, such as Tomie, to take photos of their favorite places in the state.


Friday, June 18, 2010

The Wurst

Tomie enjoyed a Fat Frank Bacon Cheese yesterday at Fat Franks: The Wurst Place in Bellows Falls. Bellows Falls is in Vermont. (Frank is not the owner.)


Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Room with a View/A View From One of Tomie's Rooms

Dinner on Perry Street

This past Saturday evening, dinner was at PerrySt restaurant in New York City. (Left to right: Carol Greiner, Tomie's childhood dancing partner, Cecilia Yung, Art Director, G. P. Putnam's Sons and Nancy Paulsen Books, Tomie)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Billy, Tomie, Leah, Carol and Rhoda

This past Sunday Tomie took his childhood dancing school teacher "Miss Leah" (far right), Leah's cousin Rhoda (far left), and his childhood dancing partner Carol (former First Lady of the University at Buffalo) to see "Billy Elliot" on Broadway in New York City.

Other guests included Leah's son Steve, Leah's daughter-in-law Suzan, and Leah's granddaughter Shaina, and "Tomie's Blog" blogger.

It was a magical afternoon for Tomie, and his guests.