I met Tomie DePaola today....yea! I was so pleased to finally meet him. Jim and I went with Sarah and her son, John. Tomie was at the Concord Museum in Concord MA. He was having a bad day and wasn't able to talk much, but his assistant and his(I think) publicist, helped out and they did most of the talking. We had to leave our books for Tomie to sign later and we'll be able to pick them up in 2 weeks. Oh my! What a turn of events.
The museum store ran out of Tomie's new book,
Strega Nona's Gift, bummer. I bought two others and 2 from home for him to sign.
The explanation for Tomie's problem was blamed on his upcoming surgery and being off pain killers for the past week. I hope everything goes well.