Not so long ago, I posted a book review of the New York Times Best Seller, Brava, Strega Nona! Today I am posting an interview with the downright neighborly Tomie dePaola. Please enjoy …

Bianca: How does it feel to see Strega Nona come to life in your new pop-up book, Brava, Strega Nona! A Heartwarming Pop-Up Book?

Tomie: It is so much fun to see Strega Nona’s world come to life in 3D. The Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota has done three Strega Nona full stage productions, so it isn’t the first time I’ve

seen Strega Nona come to life off the page, but this book is really so special. My favorite spread is the one of Big Anthony and the pasta.