As we watch the snow fall from inside the barn, I discovered an article about the ALA Youth Media Awards at SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL online.
"The beloved Tomie dePaola is winner of this year's 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award...
"'Tomie dePaola is masterful at creating seemingly simple stories that have surprising depth and reflect tremendous emotional honesty,' says Wilder Award Committee Chair Megan Schliesman. 'They have resonated with children for over 40 years.'"
Our snowfall is expected to be at least a foot. We took my four-wheel-drive truck this morning to the hospital for Tomie's weekly anemia check-up. The snow is blowing a lot so even the dog doesn't want to spend much time outside.
But, it's OK, for us, that winter has arrived. Travel for Christmas, New Year's and the Governor's Inauguration is over, as is Tomie's annual holiday party.