Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 200 books for children. He has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Newbery Honor for26 Fairmount Avenueand a Caldecott Honor forStrega Nona. He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a "living treasure" by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.
PreS-- Easter delights--egg-dyeing and hunting, blooming potted bulbs, new clothes, the Bunny, and goody-filled baskets--as well as a centerfold of newborn animals and newly hatched birds--are winningly depicted in flat perspectives and a warm palette. A cheery farm family of young parents and four children celebrates the holiday in this board book, useful for identification of secular Easter symbols. It's better illustrated than similar fare, and doesn't attempt any theogical explanations. --Patricia Pearl, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA