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Overview

In My First Halloween, Tomie dePaola’s warm illustrations capture the sweet moments of Halloween that become wonderful memories for the family. A 3-D effect on the cover, along with eye-catching foil, make this an irresistible addition to every child’s bag of treats.

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PreS-- Rightfully spare, this board book introduces very young children to the barest of Halloween traditions: carving jack-o'-lanterns, making black cats, putting on costumes, trick-or-treating, and returning home to a Halloween party. Full-color paintings feature a Caucasian family of six, each child sporting either the mother's straight red hair or the father's curly dark locks; the party guests are multiracial. The book is perfect for toddler story times, and patrons will snap it up. --Jacqueline Elsner, Athens Regional Library, GA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448448589
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/14/2008
  • Pages: 14
  • Age range: 3 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola is one of the most well-known and best loved creators of children's books. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Biography

Born in 1934 into a large extended Irish/Italian family, Tomie dePaola received his art education at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute and the California College of Arts & Crafts. Although he always wanted to create children's books, he spent several years applying his talents to the fields of education, theater, and graphic design. In the mid-1960s, he received his first commission to illustrate a children's science book. A year later, he published his first original picture book, The Wonderful Dragon of Timlin. Today, he is one of the most prolific -- and beloved -- author/illustrators in children's literature.

In addition to illustrating stories by other writers, DePaola has created artwork for collections of poetry, nursery rhymes, holiday traditions, and folk and religious tales. But, he is most famous for books of his own creation, especially Strega Nona ("Grandma Witch"), the beloved story of an old woman who uses her magical powers to help the people of her small Italian village. Written in 1975, this Caldecott Honor winner is still delighting children today.

DePaola admits that there are strong autobiographical elements in many of his books (Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs, The Art Lesson, Stagestruck), but nowhere is this more evident than in 26 Fairmount Avenue, a series of charming chapter books based on his Connecticut childhood. Taking its name from the address of his family home, the series captures the experiences and emotions of a young boy growing up in the late 1930s and early '40s in the shadow of World War II. The first book in the series received a 1999 Newbery Honor Award.

DePaola and his work have been recognized with many honors, including the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award for "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal, and several awards from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. In 1999, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts bestowed on dePaola the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award for the body of his work.

Good To Know

  • Tomie dePaola's name is pronounced Tommy de POW-la.

  • Between college and graduate school, dePaola spent a short time in a Benedictine monastery before determining that religious life was not for him.

  • Using a combination of watercolor, tempera, and acrylic, dePaola's artistic style is best described as folk-traditional.

  • DePaola's favorite painters and strongest artistic influences are Matisse, Giotto, and Ben Shahn.
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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 27, 2012

      Bought for grandson's first Halloween Daughter-in-law said this

      Bought for grandson's first Halloween
      Daughter-in-law said this is her favorite children's author, as
      she works with day cares!

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    • Posted October 27, 2011

      Highly recommend series

      This is the seond time I purchased the "my first" series of books by Tomie DePaola. I purchased the first series alomost 3 years ago for my grandson and now I am purchasing another series for my grand dauther. This time there were 2 new books "my first angel and my first fairytale".

      I would recommend this series to anyone and it makes a lovely gift when paired with my first bibs, t'shirts, which I have done.

      Christine

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 5, 2009

      Fun at Halloween!

      Very good for the first halloween. Fun to read with granddaughter and laugh. She hadn't a clue what it was about, but really loved the cover and the attention she got for playing with it. Somehow all my grand children love pumpkins! The bright orange pumpkin is just the thing to get little hands grabbing for the book.

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