What is the art lesson by Tomie dePaola about?

When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of “rules”, he is surprised and dismayed. How the wise art teacher finds a way to give Tommy the freedom to create and stay within the “rules” makes a wonderfully perceptive picture book about growing up and keeping one’s individuality.

Why is reading important to Tomie dePaola?

“Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.”

What books did Tomie dePaola illustrate?


  • The Flying Trunk and Other Stories From Andersen, English version by Naomi Lewis, illustrated by Tomie dePaola and others.
  • For Every Child a Star, by Thomas Yeomans.
  • Katie and Kat at the Beach.
  • Katie, Kit and Cousin Tom.
  • Katie’s Good Idea.
  • Merry Christmas, Strega Nona.
  • Once Upon a Time.
  • Pajamas for Kit.

How many books did Tomie dePaola illustrate?

Mr. dePaola, whose best-known work was the “Strega Nona” series, wrote or illustrated more than 270 books. The ones that resonated most with children, he told The Times in 1999, were the ones inspired by his own life.

Who said if you can read you can learn anything?

Quote by Robin Hobb: “If you can read, you can learn anything.

What is Tomie dePaola favorite color and why?

Q: What is your favorite color? A: White. All of the other colors look great against it.

What medium does Tomie dePaola use?

His illustrations of tousle-haired children and talking animals were uncluttered and uncomplicated, drawn with bold lines and soft colors in acrylic paints, watercolors, ink and collage — in almost every medium except pastel, Mr.

What does dePaola mean?

The surname Depaola comes from the personal name Paolo, the Italian equivalent of Paul. The popularity of this name was originally due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures.

What medium does Tomie DePaola use?

How long has Tomie DePaola written books?

50 years
His writing career spanned over 50 years during which he worked on more than 270 books. Close to 25 million copies of his books were sold worldwide, and were translated into over 20 languages.

What awards did Strega Nona win?

Caldecott MedalStrega Nona / Awards