Tomie de Paola Author and Illustrator
Tomie de Paola is a famous author and illustrator. He has written over 200 books for children.
Tomie knew he wanted to be an author and illustrator when he was only four years old.
His cousins, who were artists, told him to practice, practice, practice. Tomie did!
Tomie likes to write many different kinds of stories. One group of his stories tell memories of when he was a little boy.
We will learn about all of these people and more when we read Tomie’s memory stories.
Another great series of books tell about two friends named Bill and Pete.
Tomie’s illustrations and stories make his books very special books to read!
We will read many of Tomie’s books and learn all about his life this year in library class! Tomie Books Are Great!!
We can also learn more about Tomie by listening to him tell us about himself in these special interviews. http://www.readingrockets.org/transcript.php?ID=10