Friday, November 4, 2011

Tomie dePaola

Yesterday, the children had the wonderful opportunity to meet the children's book author Tomie dePaola!  I might have been more excited than they were.



Tomie dePaola talked to the children about how he came up with his stories and answered questions from the parents and the children.  He has written over 250 books!  It was really interesting to learn the history of his popular Strega Nona books and the origins of his newest book, Strega Nona's Gift.  Harris had recently become quite smitten with the Strega Nona books so he was particularly excited to get an autographed copy of the new book.


He taught the children how to give a proper italian kiss- which of course was great fun for the children!

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderfully fun experience!!!

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  2. What a great opportunity, exposure for the children, and photos. At first glance we expected him to be Santa without his red suit!

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  3. What fun! I have seen him twice and am a big fan! I will have to check out his new book.

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  4. That is wonderful! When I taught First Grade we did an author study on Tomie de Paola, and I had no idea how many books he has written. So fun for all of you!

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  5. This is AWESOME!
    I love the Italian kiss!

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  6. Cool! I loved those books as a kid! How great for them to have that opportunity.

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  7. That makes complete sense!It sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

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