Tomie dePaola

One of the most beloved children’s authors reads from his latest offering, Brava, Strega Nona!

It seems like yesterday we were circled up on the magic carpet with our fellow kindergartners as our teacher turned the pages of a Tomie dePaola book. The beloved children’s author/illustrator has created more than 200 stories in his 40-year career and garnered awards such as the Caldecott Honor Award and the Newbery Honor Award. His latest release, Brava, Strega Nona! A Heartwarming Pop-up Book, brings back Grandma Nona, this time with a twist. The New York Times-best-selling team of Sabuda and Reinhart have used their pop-up engineering skills to create six pop-up pages, with doors, shutters and lots of other lift-the-flap tabs to open. Brava, Strega Nona! promises to be a treasure for a new generation of dePaola readers.

Hear dePaola read from his latest opus and get his John Hancock on a copy of your own at 10:30 a.m. today. Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive. For information, call 281-497-8675 or visit www.bluewillowbookshop.com. Free.

Tomie dePaola will also sign books at 4 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit www.brazosbookstore.com. Admission includes two tickets and a copy of Brava, Strega Nona! A Heartwarming Pop-up Book. (No museum member discounts.) $29.99.
Fri., Nov. 21, 4 p.m., 2008

 
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