About the Author
Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time. His humor, insight, and gentle art delight all readers. A Newbery Honoree, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor Book Strega Nona
as well as Andy, That’s My Name
; Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup
; and Charlie Needs a Cloak
. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in New London, New Hampshire.