...to Mr. Tomie dePaola! His birthday was on my calendar for Saturday, but the weekend got in the way so we are going to enjoy all of his wonderful stories and celebrate his birthday today. We will dress in white (it's Tomie's favorite color), make some popcorn (it's Tomie's favorite food), read Hitty: Her First Hundred Years (because it was Tomie's favorite book as a child) and say a prayer for this 73 year old man who was blessed by God with a talent that he has shared with the world in the form of many colorful and beautiful representations of stories from our Catholic faith. I am pretty sure that Tomie's pictures were dancing around Sunshine's head when Father J. read the Gospel yesterday. She told me later that all three parables (we got the long version) were in Tomie's book.
Happy Birthday Mr. dePaola! We hope you had a great day!
*Sunshine wanted me to add that her favorite Tomie dePaola book of all time is Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales... and now I have. Bye!