It has to be recorded in early April so that recordings are ready to be given to the attendees of the Caldecott Newbery Wilder Awards Dinner.
Tomie finished work on the speech this past weekend.
A profile of Tomie will also be published in the July issue of THE HORN BOOK. Tomie asked Barbara Elleman, author of TOMIE DEPAOLA, HIS ART & HIS STORIES, to write the profile. Barbara just sent her finished piece to THE HORN BOOK.
It seems as if everyone has completed their assignments!