Saturday, November 8, 2008

A big PINK pop-up Strega Nona!

Tomie dePaola has been one of our favorite children's book authors/illustrators since the girls were very young. (Little did I know when I wrote about him here, that in a few short months we would have the opportunity to listen to him speak and meet him at a signing!!) His books have provided countless hours of entertainment for our family throughout the years.. And now he has a brand new book out, with a shiny pink cover!!!

Brava Strega Nona!, a pop-up book! (Strega Nona is one of his most beloved book characters!)

One of my girls and I went to the bookstore where he was doing a signing today and I was able to get a picture of her with Tomie right before he signed our book!

This book has the most intricate pop-ups... it's just unbelievable the talent that goes into designing them...

The colors are bright and beautiful - and there are LOTS of pinks!!!

(How cute!! A little pop-up book within a big pop-up book!)

Now you should hop like a bunny over to Beverly's How Sweet the Sound to see her PINK Saturday post and to find a list of all the other PINK loving bloggers participating in PINK Saturday!!
(And don't forget to enter my giveaway in this post!)



Anonymous said...

I LOVE pop up books. They're absolutely fascinating.
You have a beautiful book there Donna, it must have been very exciting to meet the creator. Yet the book pales next to your daughter. She's beautiful!!!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I'm not familiar with these amazing books! I'll have to look for some. Your daughter is so cute, and how great to have a picture with the author. Thanks for sharing about this wonderful author. laurie

Lochlanina said...

Happy Pink Saturday.

Missy Wertz said...

And to meet the author! How fun! DD loves to do that. Happy Pink Saturday!

Deb said...

What an adorable little book & how wonderful that your daughter was able to meet the author and have her book signed!

Unknown said...


What a fun experience and cute book.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Salinda said...

We love pop-up books at our house. The current favorite is actually Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy. But, I'm thinking this would make a beautiful addition to our pop-up collection.

Rue said...

Wonderful book! I miss reading to my kids :(

Your daughter is beautiful!


Angie said...

Hi Donna...We love Tomie dePaola,too! I love the pop up books...they really bring the story so much more..thank you for sharing...children's books are definitely one of my weaknesses, too!

Glennis said...

Oh, I love his books. How cool your daughter got to meet him!

Have a great Pink Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Love pop up books. I just found one of my children's birthday cards with pop up Winnie the I'm talking 10 years ago for sure.
Lucky you & your dauther to meet the author.
Claudie from Canada

Nola said...

Wow, what intricate pop-ups! I'll have to check out his writings.

Unknown said...

Oh, how lucky you are to have met him. I love all of his books, and doesn't his face look just the way I always pictured him to look. This pop up book looks so detailed.

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Happy Pink Saturday,


Anonymous said...

So much fun! What a perfect selection for Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful--to meet the author and get a signing!
I'm afraid I am not familiar with him, but that book looks wonderful and I will from now on pay attention to that name. I love children's books. We read to our kiddos alot---and now our gr. daughter is crazy about books. I used books a great deal when I worked in the pub. sch. setting for articulation and language stimulation and practice. They can be used in so many ways besides just reading the story.
Did you get my name in twice? Just checking! :)
Hope you had a great Pink Sat.! Dana


I was first introduced to Strega Nona when my daughter (now almost 18) was in elementary school. Totally charming. And how nice to have been able to meet him! It reminds me of when my youngest got to meet her favorite author, Patricia Polacco, some 4 years ago. :o)

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a darling book. I think all kids would love that one.

Oh I forgot to tell you, I added your giveaway on my side bar for you.

But I thought you were going to tell us which "hat" you picked out. Or do we wait until Thurs when the giveaway is over?


Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Donna.

Wow, I love this book. It is exquisite.

Anonymous said...

I love pop up books ! :o) Sue

Kristin said...

I've never heard of those books. But they look wonderful.