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Tomie's Three Bears and Other Tales

Tomie's Three Bears and Other Tales

by Tomie dePaola
     
 

Adapted from Tomie's classic collection Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales, this new board book features three favorite stories—"The Three Bears," "The Three Little Pigs," and "The Little Red Hen,"retold for the youngest readers. With simple, short texts and Tomie's beautiful artwork, young children will love to read Tomie's Three Bears and Other Tales

Overview

Adapted from Tomie's classic collection Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales, this new board book features three favorite stories—"The Three Bears," "The Three Little Pigs," and "The Little Red Hen,"retold for the youngest readers. With simple, short texts and Tomie's beautiful artwork, young children will love to read Tomie's Three Bears and Other Tales again and again!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A sturdy format gives classic Tomie dePaola nursery rhymes and bedtime stories staying power. Tomie's Three Bears and Other Tales, adapted from Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales, contains retellings aimed at youngest fans of the titular story as well as "The Little Red Hen" and "The Three Little Pigs." Fans may recognize the signature artwork in Tomie's Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Other Rhymes, which features "Jack and Jill," "Little Miss Muffet" and "Hey, Diddle Diddle" along with the title rhyme. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The three bears looking out from the cover—with Goldilocks hiding behind them—are intriguing. Papa Bear looks most unhappy, but the others have smiles. The story and the illustrations are pretty much the way I heard the story when I was growing up, so that was an enjoyable surprise. Goldilocks is the only one who appears strange; she looks like a bald-headed boy in a dress with a wig plopped on. The second story is the one about the Little Red Hen, and it has always been a favorite. In this version, the hen does all of the work to get flour to bake a beautiful loaf of bread. All of her lazy friends get their due when she shares the bread with her chicks and not them. In the Three Little Pigs, the brothers all survive and the wolf is chased away—no one is seriously harmed. The tale loses some of its impact as a lesson but it is probably more acceptable to the board book audience. DePaola's amusing illustrations are presented on crisp white backgrounds in a book that should stand up to the many re-readings it is bound to have. 2004 (orig. 1986), Putnam/Penguin, Ages 1 to 4.
—Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399243271
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/05/2004
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:
Meriden, CT
Website:
http://www.tomie.com/main.html

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