Tomie de Paola is a famous author and illustrator. He has written over 200 books for children.
An author is a person who writes books as a job.
White An illustrator is a person who draws pictures for books as a job. Tomie’s favorite color is “White” because it looks good with any color.
Tomie does his work at his home in New Hampshire,and loves to eat his favorite snack; popcorn.
Tomie has friend that keeps him company as he works, his dog “Brontë”. Brontë is an Airedale. He was born on September 13, 2004
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. His favorite book as a child was Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field.
This is a photograph of Tomie’s family when he was a little boy.