Tomie De Paola's Mother Goose
- Number of Pages: 128
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
"Bobby Shaftoe, Old Mother Hubbard, Simple Simon, Jack Sprat, Little Miss Muffet. From start to finish a treasure house of delight. they are all here, in addition to 200 other individuals."This collection is actually a delightful introduction to poetry also as an entertaining, complete Mother Goose book. Parents could study a number of rhymes to younger children and longer segments to older preschoolers. Amidst the nursery rhymes are American poems for instance"Yankee Doodle"and"Hush Little Baby,"along with traditional poems such as"Three Little Kittens. (Ages 1-6)"--Booklist starred review Tomie de Paola's collection of traditional rhymes is a visual treat for each children and parents. His cheerful, humorous style enlivens 200 rhymes that star both the familiar Mother Goose cast of characters and those not also known. Some pages are devoted to one rhyme--including each of the verses--while other pages feature many different shorter rhymes or thematic groupings (such as verses about weather ). Beginning readers who have grown up with this book will move naturally into reading Mother Goose on their really own.
Eric Carle and Tomie de Paola: Author One-on-One Eric Carle is the creator, author, and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and a lot of other children's books. But I am truly honored that my story is enjoyed by so numerous and that it really is now being shared by a generation of parents who grew up with my book. Eric Carle: My profession started as a graphic designer and for quite a handful of years I worked as an art director for an advertising agency in New York. She is one particular of your most popular characters. I write for the kid inside of me. Tomie de Paola: I do, as well. Tomie de Paola: When I was only 4 years old, I announced to my family in particular and to the world in general that I was going to turn out to be an artist, and write stories and draw pictures for books. I like to make use of simple shapes, bright colors plus a complete lot of white space. My favorite Christmas was the one when I received tons and tons of art supplies: every small factor from an easel to paints, pads and pads of paper, and “ how you can draw” books. How would you describe yours? The only audience I keep in mind is that four-year-old in me. I never swayed from that early declaration. I named her Strega Nona, together with the rest is history. Eric Carle: On The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, March 20th, I will probably be at property with my wife, Bobbie (I am a bit of a hermit, actually ). Tomie de Paola is the author and illustrator of Strega Nona: Her Story and countless other books. Tomie de Paola: How do you feel knowing that a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold every 30 seconds, somewhere in the planet? I was so inspired by this book, at the same time as the opportunity to illustrate it changed my life. Well, I was set on fire! Tomie de Paola: My illustration style is heavily influenced by folk art--strong simple shapes, bold lines, color, color, color and a deceptive simplicity. You have to just do it. My style began to develop early in art school, and through the years, it hasn't changed really much, but it has refined itself. Tomie de Paola: In the '70s when I was teaching at a college, we had been required to attend faculty meetings. After that, I began to generate my own books, both words and pictures, and genuinely it was then that I had found my true course in life. They told me, “ Practice, practice, practice and don't copy. In the mid 1960's Bill Martin, Jr. saw an ad of a red lobster that I had designed and asked me to illustrate his Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? I always believe from the wonderful advice I received from my twin cousins when they had been in art school in the late '30s. People occasionally ask me what advice I would give to young artists. How would you describe your artistic style, and has it altered more than time? Speaking of history, how will you be celebrating the third annual Very Hungry Caterpillar Day this year? There are many wonderful artists to learn about, which is important. I want to be encouraging but I can only offer the instance of my personal experience, which is just 1 approach. Do you have a particular Christmas memory? Now, I have a question for you, Tomie. Can you share how she came to be? They recently had a conversation about their careers as picture book authors. I've always been curious to know, what inspired you to develop to be a creator and illustrator of picture books? Eric Carle: It is hard for me, maybe for other people too, to grasp this notion. And speaking of holidays, isn't your favorite holiday Christmas. But I will be saying a tiny toast for the caterpillar for whom I have a particular place in my heart. That is always where I start. Everyone thought I was taking notes. Eric Carle: My aim with my work is typically to simplify and refine, be logical and harmonious. Tomie de Paola: Christmas is my favorite holiday. At one meeting a doodle appeared of a small lady employing a big nose as well as a big chin. I always sat in the back getting a yellow legal pad. How about your Strega Nona. But you must use your personal imagination. ” Eric Carle: I often tell guys and women concerning the 4 magic letters: DO IT.
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