Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ALA: #2

Left to Right: Nancy Paulsen, Meredith Level, Tomie, June Level

Dear friend June Level and her daughter, Meredith, stopped by the Penguin booth to see Tomie and his editor, Nancy Paulsen.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tomie on New Orleans Radio

Tomie taped a phone interview with Susan Larson of WWNO, the NPR channel, in New Orleans for her program, "The Reading Life," prior to traveling to New Orleans for the ALA conference.

ALA: #1

We met these women from the Charleston County Public Library, Charleston, South Carolina, on June 24, during the American Library Association conference in New Orleans. Left to Right: Jennifer, Cynthia, Tomie, Misty, Jennifer. OR, Left to Right: Jennifer, Misty, Tomie, Cynthia, Jennifer.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Katia Wish

Tomie met Katia Wish on Saturday, May 14, at the New England SCBWI Conference. Katia was the 2011 recipient of the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Illustration Award.

Candy or Zyrtec?

Ms. Chen's second grade class at Grant School in Santa Monica, California, sent letters and drawings.

Samara: I espcially like 26 Fairmount Ave. I think it is funny when you think the laxatives are chocolate! It reminds me of when I ate 15 Zyrtecs. I thought they were candy. It was not pleasant.

I'm Stuck Like Super Glue!

Tiegan is the poet and artist. Tiegan is in Roxanne Roberts's third grade class at Greenville Schools in Greenville, Maine. Click on the drawing to see the image better. The class sent Cinquain Poems, drawings and letters.

Tiegan: Once I read your books I'm stuck like super glue to them!

Tomie: You had me at "super glue."

Roxanne Roberts: As a result of reading "The War Years" [in the "26 Fairmount Avenue" series] you helped introduce these kids from rural Maine to diversity, but also social intolerance.

Tomie: Thank you for the kind comments. I hope to finish the "26 Fairmount Avenue" books with one last volume.

Friday, June 3, 2011

But, Don't Blame Me

Samantha is in Mrs. Avery's or Mrs. Colonese's third grade class at Pond Hill Elementary in Wallingford, Connecticut: My favorite holiday is Christmas because you get to get anything you want; like an Ipod. I usually pick things with high prices. In one of the books you drew on the sheets and one time I drew on the sheets and the wallpaper just like you did. My mom and dad found it.

Tomie: Oops!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bleeding Hearts

Click on photo for a closer look.